Rochester College is situated in Rochester Hills, Michigan, on a beautiful 80-acre campus that overlooks the scenic Clinton River.
A city with a population of about 70,000 residents, Rochester offers the closeness of a small community, but the suburban setting is anything but boring. In fact, CNN’s Money Magazine says Rochester is one of America’s top places to live. In our vibrant downtown district, you’ll find countless restaurants, shops, hangouts and hot spots.
When you want to get off campus, the area’s extensive trail system provides unlimited routes for biking, running, hiking or catching up with a friend during a peaceful walk along the Clinton River. For the winter months, the athletic mega-plex that is Lifetime Fitness is just two doors down. On the weekends, hit up a local festival or grab some fresh cider and donuts at Yates Cider Mill, a community tradition since 1863. And when Christmas comes around, the place really lights up! You’ll find Main Street aglow in over 1.5 million points of glimmering holiday light during the annual Big, Bright Light show.
And once you get beyond Rochester, you’ll find numerous museums, markets, shopping malls no more than 30 miles out in any direction. Sports fans are well taken care of here with the competitive Detroit sports scene: the Tigers, Lions, Red Wings and Pistons. Car enthusiasts, music lovers, foodies and coffee sippers, it is all close to home in Rochester.
No matter which way you turn, you’ll find an incredibly diverse, always inspiring setting for you to broaden your horizons.