Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, NY

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Rochester Institute of Technology is a nonprofit private institution located in Rochester, NY and provides a large number of degree programs for students. Rochester Institute of Technology has an annual student enrollment of about sixteen thousand.

Areas of study offered at Rochester Institute of Technology include but are not limited to:

  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Engineering
  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Computer And Information Sciences
  • Engineering Technology
  • Visual And Performing Arts

To be considered for admissions, students may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit school records, which are then reviewed by admissions staff. Very common exam scores among applicants admitted to RIT are between 25 - 30 on the ACT, or 1620 - 1960 for the SAT exam. This school accepts roughly 60% of applicants yearly. Of those students admitted, around 29% attended the school. More information from the admissions office can be found at rit.edu.

Undergraduate tuition is approximately $35,000 per year, though it may vary based on any number of circumstances. Students should check the school's tuition calculator to see the personalize cost of attendance. Housing is available for students and costs about $6,700 for the year. Students enrolled at Rochester Institute of Technology may qualify for aid which is usually loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.

The RIT Tigers participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, as part of the NCAA organization. Athletic programs available may include:

  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing

Students who would like to view more about Rochester Institute of Technology can take a look at their website at http://www.rit.edu/.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give an overview of the applicants RIT accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP college credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • Life Experience Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Total enrollment at Rochester Institute of Technology is around 17,000 students. The enrollment breakdown by academic level is 17% enrolling as graduate students and 81% as undergraduate students.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • Tuition is estimated to be around $40,000 per year for in-state and nonresident students
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,300-$1,600 per unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition, allowing students to purchase tuition at current rates for future years.

Financial Aid Details

The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid94%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships93%$20,253
Receiving Student Loans71%$8,952
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help support students, Rochester Institute of Technology may provide services including:

  • Online classes
  • Night and weekend classes available
  • Counseling assistance
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work
  • Day care for children

Graduation Rates

Rochester Institute of Technology has an overall graduation rate which is around 64%.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years26%
Graduating in 5 Years25%
Graduating in 6 Years9%

Specialized Programs & Accreditations

  • Art and Design Program
    • * Accredited by the National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation (since 1966)
  • Dietetics Program
    • * Accredited by the Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (since 1976)
  • Graduate Teacher Education Program
    • * Accredited by the Teacher Education Accreditation Council, Accreditation Committee (since 2007)

Intercollegiate Athletics

Rochester Institute of Technology is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA). The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association)
  • Basketball (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association)
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Rowing
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field, Indoor
  • Track and Field, Outdoor
  • Track and Field, X-Country
  • Volleyball
  • Wrestling
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

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(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Communication Technology

Communications and Journalism

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Family and Consumer Sciences

Foreign Languages and Literature

Health and Clinical Professions

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Precision Production

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Science Technology

Security and Protective Services

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Rochester Institute of Technology for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
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FINANCIAL AID RATE
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STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
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DEGREES OFFERED ONLINE
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FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
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