The University of Rochester is unique among the country's top-tier research universities because not only does it lead in fields such as engineering, medicine, finance, and linguistics, but also in the visual and performing arts and humanities. The flexible Rochester Curriculum allows students of many talents to find their niche here and obtain internships and careers in their chosen field(s) of study.
The City of Rochester's history is a strong contributor to the strength of the arts and humanities at the University. Affiliations with the George Eastman House (historic home of the founder of Eastman Kodak Company, as well as the world's largest photography and film archives), the Memorial Art Gallery, and our Eastman School of Music are just a few points of pride.
Humanities Highlights is a program showcasing our many humanities departments and the research and projects that set the University of Rochester apart. From literary translation to film and media studies and music, Rochester is a place devoted to humanistic studies in a culturally and technologically changing world. You will be able to learn about unique Rochester hallmarks, music lessons, and study abroad opportunities. You will tour humanities buildings, participate in humanities sessions with professors, connect with current students, and attend open classes.