Colgate Rochester Divinity School
Can boast of a dedication for diversity, teaching students in over 20 Christian denominations. Tuition: $1,190/course. Enrollment: approximately 150. Student to faculty ratio: 9:1. Living arrangements: on- and off-campus. 1100 South Goodman Street, Rochester; 271-1320; www.crds.edu.
Finger Lakes Community College
Can boast of particularly strong training in business, environmental science, nursing, criminal justice, and performing arts, also home to the outdoor Finger Lakes Performing Arts Center amphitheater. Tuition: $1,375/semester state residents, $2,750/semester out-of-state residents. Enrollment: 4,753. Student to faculty ratio: 18:1. Living arrangements: off-campus only. 4355 Lake Shore Drive, Canandaigua; 394-3522; www.fingerlakes.edu.
Hobart and William Smith Colleges
Can boast of an intimate environment that allows students to design their own majors and is focused "ferociously and totally" on liberal arts. Tuition: $30,076/year. Enrollment: 835 men at Hobart College; 1,005 women at William Smith. Student to faculty ratio: 11:1. Living arrangements: mostly on-campus.
Monroe Community College
Can boast of being the largest community college in upstate New York, providing 83 degree and certificate programs. Many students take advantage of MCC's 2 plus 2 plan: first two years at MCC, last two years in a bachelor's program at an area school. Tuition: $1,300/semester state residents, $2,600/semester out-of-state residents. Enrollment: approximately 36,000. Student to faculty ratio: 19:1.Living arrangements: limited on-campus housing. 1000 East Henrietta Road, 292-2000; www.monroecc.edu.
Can boast of an emphasis on foreign languages and cultures, in addition to strong, balanced liberal arts curriculum. The college has a Casa Hispaña, Casa Italiana, Maison Francaise, and German Cultural Center. Nazareth's Arts Center is a major regional performance hall. Tuition: 18,040/year. Enrollment: 3,140. Student to faculty ratio: 13:1. Living arrangements: most full-time students live on campus.4245 East Avenue, Rochester; 389-2525; www.naz.edu.
Roberts Wesleyan College
Can boast of more than 50 undergraduate programs, including the popular business, nursing, social work, and psychology. Biblical and theological studies are a core requirement; the Northeastern Seminary, affiliated with the college, is a recent addition. Tuition: $18,350/year. Enrollment: 1,800. Student to faculty ratio: 14:1. Living arrangements: on-campus housing available, many students commute. 2301 Westside Drive, Rochester; 594-6000, www.roberts.edu.
Rochester Institute of Technology
Can boast of nationally known graphic design, photography, printing, and engineering programs. It's also home to the School for American Crafts and the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the largest technical college for the deaf and hard-of-hearing in the world. Tuition: $22,056/year. Enrollment: 15,338. Student to faculty ratio: 13:1. Living arrangements: 70 percent of full-time students live on campus. 1 Lomb Memorial Drive, Henrietta, 475-2411, www.rit.edu. NTID: 475-6700 (TTY), ntidweb.rit.edu.
St. John Fisher College
Can boast of especially strong accounting, management, and communications programs. Tuition: $18,200/year. Enrollment: 2,300 full-time, 900 part-time students. Faculty to student ratio: 10:1. Living arrangements: on-campus housing available, many students commute. 3690 East Avenue, Rochester; 385-8000; www.sjfc.edu.
Can boast of offering a solid education in the liberal arts and sciences, as well as in the arts: Brockport's performance events --- in particular from its strong dance department --- are regional attractions. Tuition: $4,350/year, New York State residents, $10,300/year out-of-state residents. Enrollment: 8,742. Faculty to student ratio: 18:1. Living arrangements: most students live on campus. 350 New Campus Drive, Brockport; 395-2211; www.brockport.edu.
SUNY Empire State College
Can boast of a unique approach to higher education: Instead of classes or grades, students meet individually with faculty mentors to develop individualized degree programs at this, one of 35 state locations. Tuition: $181/credit state residents, $442/credit out-of-state. Regional enrollment: 1,000. Student to faculty ratio: 1:1. Living arrangements: off-campus. 1475 North Winton Road, Rochester; 224-3200; www.esc.edu.
Can boast of a reputation as a "public ivy," rating high in national surveys as an institution offering an excellent education at state-school prices. Tuition: $4,350/year state residents, $10,300/year out-of-state residents. Enrollment: 5,000. Student to faculty ratio: 17:1. Living arrangements: on-campus housing available. One College Circle, Geneseo; 245-5211; www.geneseo.edu.
The University of Rochester
Can boast of being an integral part of life in Rochester. There are activities on four campuses: the main campus, a medical center, the renowned Eastman School of Music, and a Center for Optoelectronics and Imaging. UR also owns the city's major art museum, the Memorial Art Gallery. Tuition: $28,250/year. Enrollment: 8,230. Student to faculty ratio: 9:1. Living arrangements: mostly on-campus. 275-2121; www.rochester.edu.