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Greater Rochester is a college town. Some of the most respected State University of New York campuses are located here, and our private liberal-arts colleges consistently rank among the best in the region and the country. Two major universities drive area high-tech and health care initiatives—one of them is Rochester’s largest employer. All the campuses are expanding programs and facilities to accommodate demand. Some 80,000 students from every state and dozens of countries study in Rochester.

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