Getting an education in Greater Rochester

University of Rochester was recently named among Newsweek's top 25 "New Ivy League" colleges and universities in the country. Newsweek, 2006

"America's Best Colleges" and "America's Best Graduate Schools"• There are multiple rankings within "America's Best Colleges" and "America's Best Graduate Schools" for our area universities and their academic programs. US News and World Report, 2004

5 High School Music Programs ranked among the best 100 in the nation

Penfield, Pittsford, Rush-Henrietta, Webster and West Irondequoit are among the 100 Best Communities for Music Education in the nation. 2006, American Music Conference, a nonprofit organization for music education.

"Best Places with Best Education,"

• Ranked 6th for "Best Places with Best Education," upon the basis of both Education AND Place criteria Forbes, 2003

"Top 100 Entrepreneurial Colleges"

• The University of Rochester was ranked among the Top 25 for Entrepreneurial Emphasis in the "Top 100 Entrepreneurial Colleges" Entrepreneur Magazine, 2003

College student population exceeds 80,000

• College student population exceeds 80,000; confer about 15,000 degrees annually NYSED Office of Research and Information Systems, 2002

Eastman School of Music ranks 1st

• Eastman School of Music ranks 1st in the nation for its graduate music programs "America's Best Colleges" US News and Report, 2004

Four public high schools…

• Four public high schools ranked in "The 100 Best High Schools in America." (Wilson Magnet #24, Pittsford Mendon #58, Pittsford Sutherland #61, Brighton #92) Newsweek, 2006

Life sciences degrees

• Ranked 3rd for the number of college graduates with life sciences degrees per capita U.S. Department of Education, 2001

Ranked 6th among metro areas

• Ranked 6th among metro areas for degrees granted in science and engineering Metropolitan New Economy Index, 2001

RIT has been ranked 1st or 2nd for past 20 years

• RIT has been ranked 1st or 2nd for "Academic Reputation" by peer assessment among regional universities in the North for the past 20 years. "America's Best Colleges," US News and World Report, 2004

Sciences/Technology related degrees account for 32.7%

• Sciences/Technology related degrees account for 32.7% of all degree conferment in 2002, and Business Management and Administrative Services accounts for 25.4% NYSED Office of Research and Information Systems, 2002

The University of Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry

• The University of Rochester's School of Medicine and Dentistry ranks among the "Top 50 U.S. Research Medical Schools." It is among the top 10% of medical schools for primary care, and the top 25% of U.S. medical schools. "America's Best Graduate Schools" US News and World Reports, 2004

Ranked 6th among 354

Ranked 6th among 354 metros areas for Education, Places Rated Almanac, 2000

William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration

• William E. Simon Graduate School of Business Administration is consistently ranked as a world leader among graduate business schools by Business Week, U.S. News & World Report, The Wall Street Journal, Financial Times and Forbes



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