The College at Brockport, also known as SUNY Brockport, is a four-year, public college located in the town of Brockport, NY state. SUNY Brockport is a selective, comprehensive liberal arts college that has been named one of the best colleges and universities in the Northeast according to The Princeton Review. Total student enollment includes nearly 7,000 undergraduate and 1,300 graduate students. The College at Brockport offers a hand-on classroom experience. The average class size is 22 students, allowing for increased interaction with faculty and participation during class time. Student can choose classes from around 47 undergraduate programs and 29 graduate programs with some of the most popular majors being Business/Marketing, Communications/Journalism, English and Computer Science. The Office of International Education and Experiential Learning is anxious to welcome international exchange students and offers an amazing orientation program to help get students settled into campus life.
Brockport is a village located in the Town of Sweden in Monroe County. The Erie Canal runs through the village of Brockport, as well as several other villages/towns in the area. Main Street (Route 19) contains many historical buildings, and is a tourist attraction. Brockport is approximately 16 miles (about 25.7 km) west of the city of Rochester, NY and 45 miles (about 75.4 km) east of Buffalo.
Rochester is a city, south of Lake Ontario. The Rochester metropolitan area is the second largest regional economy in New York State after the New York City metropolitan area. Because of the high prevalence of imaging and optical science among the industry and the universities, Rochester is known as The World’s Image Centre it was also once known as The Flour City (due to the numerous flour mills which were located along waterfalls on the Genesee in what is now the Brown’s Race area of downtown Rochester), and more recently as The Flower City (Several seed companies in Rochester had grown to become the largest in the world, with Ellwanger & Barry Nursery Co. the largest, thus Rochester’s nickname was changed from the Flour City to the Flower City).
In the 60s and 70s, Rochester became known as the leading jazz town in upstate New York. Famous jazz musicians would come to Clarissa Street and play all night long moving from club to club. The Pythodd Room (Stanley and Delores Thomas) was one example of a top Clarissa Street “joint” that hosted jam session including everyone from Little Stevie Wonder to Jimmy Smith and the Mangione brothers (Chuck and Gap). The Mangiones grew up in Rochester, and Chuck went on to become one of the biggest “cross-over” trumpeters in jazz history, with his records regularly being played on jazz, smooth jazz, and easy listening stations.
In the 1990s, a new baseball stadium, Frontier Field, was built for the Rochester Red Wings on State Street near the Kodak office building. Bausch and Lomb constructed a new world headquarters just south of Main Street straddling Stone Street and a new Central Library to replace the Rundel Memorial Building was erected across from the Rundel Building on South Avenue.
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