University of Rochester named “Best Neighbor” college

By: Tony


The University of Rochester was recently named one of the 25 “Best Neighbor” colleges in the nation in a survey conducted by the President of Westfield State College.


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The Simon School is located on the University of Rochester River Campus, shown above.  The River Campus borders the Genesee River to the west and the the inner city of Rochester to the north.


The survey was announced during the “Saviors of Our Cities: A Survey of Best College and University Civic Partnerships,” presentation that focused on the positive impact a university can have on the local urban community.  The named universities have “demonstrated and documented long-standing cooperative efforts with community leaders to rehabilitate the cities around them, to influence community revitalization and cultural renewal, and to encourage economic expansion of the local economy, urban development and community service.”


We here at the Simon School continue to be part of the University’s efforts to make a positive impact on the Rochester community through our student involvement.  Simon students are continually creating opportunities to engage the Rochester community through the V.I.S.I.O.N. program, Simon Volunteers Club, and Simon’s Chapter of Net Impact.


To find out more about the student clubs and organizations at Simon, you can visit the Simon Community page on our website at:



For a complete listing of college "Best Neighbor" rankings, you can visit:

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