The buzz about the University of Rochester is music to some ears. While the private, upstate New York research university is nationally recognized for its programs in medicine, engineering, and business, its Eastman School of Music (founded by Eastman Kodak founder George Eastman) is one of the top music schools in the US. With an endowment of more than $1.3 billion, the university offers about more than 200 academic majors and about 30 master's and doctoral degree programs to some 9,300 undergraduate and graduate students. The school boasts a 9:1 student-teacher ratio. Founded as a Baptist-sponsored institution in 1850, the university is nonsectarian today.
As part of its operations, University of Rochester runs the Eastman School of Music, School of Nursing, Simon School of Business, Warner School of Education, School of Arts and Sciences, Hajim School of Engineering and Applied Sciences, and the School of Medicine and Dentistry. As part of its focus on medicine, the university is affiliated with area facilities Highland Hospital, Golisano Children's Hospital, and Strong Memorial Hospital.