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University of Rochester

College population: 11,100

Get pizza here: Napa (573 South Clinton Avenue; napawoodfired.com)

Get coffee here: Brue Coffee (960 Genesee Street; facebook.com/bruecoffee)

How to get downtown: Take the shuttle to East Avenue and Alexander Street

Fun fact: The university's Hyam Plutzik Reading Series is one of the most prestigious and longest-running reading series in the country, featuring internationally renowned poets and fiction writers.

Eastman School of Music

College population: 900

Get pizza here: Stromboli's (130 East Avenue; stromboliexpress.com)

Get coffee here: Java's (16 Gibbs Street; javascafe.com)

How to get downtown: You're already there!

Fun fact: Five Eastman-trained composers along with one current professor and two former professors have been awarded the Pulitzer Prize for Music.

Nazareth College

College population: 2,900

Get pizza here: FAVO (3400 Monroe Avenue; pizzeriafavo.com)

Get coffee here: Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters (3349 Monroe Avenue; fingerlakescoffee.com)

How to get downtown: Take bus route 57 down East Avenue to the transit center

Fun fact: William Shatner appeared at Nazareth to perform in 1976.

Rochester Institute of Technology

College population: 18,600

Get pizza here: Pi Craft Pizza (100 Marketplace Drive; pi-craft.com)

Get coffee here: Lovin' Cup (300 Park Point Drive; lovincup.com)

How to get downtown: Take bus route 24 down Mt. Hope Avenue to the transit center

Fun fact: RIT has been listed as one of the "Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans" in the American Indian Science and Engineering Society's Winds of Change magazine.

St. John Fisher College

College population: 2,900

Get pizza here: All Star Pizza (1628 Penfield Road; allstar-pizza.com)

Get coffee here: Finger Lakes Coffee Roasters (3349 Monroe Avenue; fingerlakescoffee.com)

How to get downtown: Take bus route 57 down East Avenue to the transit center. (Tip: SJFC offers free bus passes for undergraduates in the campus store and at the campus center.)

Fun fact: Founded in 1948 by the Congregation of St. Basil as a Catholic College for men, St. John Fisher College became independent in 1968 and coeducational in 1971.

The College at Brockport

College population: 8,100

Get pizza here: Perri's Pizza (82 Main Street; perrispizza.com)

Get coffee here: Java Junction (14 Main Street South)

How to get downtown: Take bus route 104 to the transit center. (Tip: if that bus trip takes too long, Zipcar is available in Brockport.)

Fun fact: Soviet artist Zurab Tsereteli in 1979 constructed two sculptures for the Soviet Government, which were donated to Brockport in honor of the International Year of the Child and the International Special Olympics, which Brockport hosted that year. "Prometheus" is located in front of the Allen Administration Building and "Joy and Happiness to All the Children of the World" is in front of Drake Memorial Library.

SUNY Geneseo

College population: 5,600

Get pizza here: Mama Mia's (87 Main Street; miasgeneseo.com)

Get coffee here: Cricket's Coffee Company (53 Main Street; facebook.com/cricketscoffee)

How to get downtown: Bus transportation into downtown Rochester is difficult, so grab a car or carpool. Take I-390 N to I-590 N to I-490 W to Clinton Avenue (exit 16)

Fun fact: Geneseo has a tree called the "Seuss Spruce" because it looks like a Dr. Seuss illustration.

Finger Lakes Community College

College population: 6,500

Get pizza here: Pudgie's Pizza (520 North Main Street; pudgiespizza.com)

Get coffee here: Dalai Java (157 South Main Street; thedalaijava.com)

How to get downtown: Bus transportation into downtown Rochester is difficult, so grab a car or carpool. Take NY-332 N to I-90 W to I-490 to Clinton Avenue (exit 16)

Fun fact: FLCC is home to the Constellation Brands-Marvin Sands Performing Arts Center (CMAC), which has played host to high-profile musical performers like Dave Matthews, Tom Petty, Hans Zimmer, and Mumford & Sons.

Monroe Community College

College population: 13,500

Get pizza here: Joe's Brooklyn Pizza (1100 Jefferson Road; joesbrooklynpizza.com)

Get coffee here: Cha Chat Cafe (1455 East Henrietta Road; chachatcafe.net)

How to get downtown: From the Brighton campus, take route 55 or route 155 to the transit center. If you're at the downtown campus, you're already there!

Fun fact: MCC is ranked in the top 3 percent of US community colleges for most associate degrees awarded.

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