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Situated just south of Lake Ontario, Rochester is the third most populous city in New York state. Rochester is home to several higher education institutions, including the University of Rochester and the Rochester Institute of Technology.
The Rochester area was first settled by Europeans in 1789, although it wasn’t incorporated as a city until 1834. The 19th century saw rapid industrialisation take place in Rochester, which became known as the Flour City thanks to the many mills located on waterfalls along the Genesee River.
In 1888, George Eastman founded the local Eastman Kodak Company and helped to popularise the roll film format among all kinds of photographer. His legacy lives on in the George Eastman Museum, the world’s oldest photography museum. Based in Eastman’s former residence, the museum has an unparalleled film archive.
Rochester is home to many other cultural institutions, including the Strong National Museum of Play. This unique museum houses the world’s largest collection of exhibits relating to play, covering toys, video games, storybooks and much more. The Susan B. Anthony House pays tribute to Susan B. Anthony, an important figure in the American women’s suffrage movement who lived in Rochester.
Although Rochester endures notoriously cold and snowy winters, there are plenty of outdoor activities to enjoy in the region all year round. Cross-country skiing is a popular pastime, along with bike rides along the historic Erie Canal. The Finger Lakes region – named after a series of characteristically thin lakes – has an abundance of vineyards and hiking opportunities.
Depending on which university you attend, there are lots of options for postgraduate student accommodation in Rochester, from off-campus housing to dedicated graduate apartments.
Founded in 1829, the largest higher education institution in Rochester is the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT), with around 16,500 students. A private university, RIT focuses on vocational and applied learning. It’s also home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a world-renowned college for people who are deaf or hard-of-hearing.
The University of Rochester, established in 1850, is a private research university based in the city, with just over 11,500 students. Counting several Nobel Prize winners among its alumni and staff, the University of Rochester also hosts the Eastman School of Music, a prestigious music school founded by George Eastman in 1921.
Rochester has a long and proud history of entrepreneurship and business, with multinational companies such as Kodak and Xerox being founded in the city. Kodak’s headquarters are still in Rochester, while Xerox maintains a sizeable presence in the area. Bausch + Lomb, a leading producer of optical products, was also established in Rochester.
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In addition to the educational preparation for a career leading to top management, the master of business administration—accounting fulfills the educational requirements that allow students to sit for the New York State Certified Public Accountancy exam. Read more
The ideas of applied mathematics pervade several applications in a variety of businesses and industries as well as government. Sophisticated mathematical tools are increasingly used to develop new models, modify existing ones, and analyze system performance. Read more
See the department website - http://www.rit.edu/gis/architecture/ At a time of significant transition in the profession, RIT's architecture program allows for full incorporation of the skills and knowledge critical to the 21st century architect. Read more
There has never been a more exciting time to study the universe beyond the confines of the Earth. A new generation of advanced ground-based and space-borne telescopes and enormous increases in computing power are enabling a golden age of astrophysics. Read more
See the department website - http://saunders.rit.edu/executive/index.php The executive MBA is an integrated, 15-month, cohort-based program designed to develop future leaders and general managers in organizations serious about improving customer satisfaction, product quality, and organizational success. Read more
See the department website - http://executivembaonline.rit.edu/ The online executive MBA is a challenging and demanding program designed to accelerate the careers of mature, high-performance professionals with significant business experience, unlike traditional MBA programs which are geared primarily toward a less experienced audience. Read more
See the department website - http://saunders.rit.edu/graduate/mba_program.php The master of business administration degree provides students with the capabilities for strategic and critical thinking needed for effective leadership in a global economy where creative management of both people and technology is vital. Read more
The Masters of Science degree program in Business Analytics (MS-BA) is designed to meet the rising national and international demand of businesses for professionals who can collect, analyze, and interpret the avalanche of data created in the context of economic activity. Read more
See the department website - http://cias.rit.edu/schools/american-crafts/graduate-ceramics-graduate The MFA in ceramics focuses on intellectual and artistic development through an intensive teaching of the aesthetics and techniques of ceramic design. Read more
The master of science degree in chemistry is offered on a full- or part-time basis. The program is designed to fill the needs of the traditional student or the practicing chemist who is employed full time and wishes to pursue a graduate degree on a part-time basis. Read more
Communication and the technologies for message creation and dissemination are at the center of dramatic economic, social, and cultural changes occurring as a result of technological development and global connectedness. Read more