Rochester Institute of Technology
RIT is a place where brilliant minds assemble and collaborate, where they pool together their individual talents across disciplines in service of big projects and big solutions. It is an intersection of disciplines in science, engineering, technology, visual arts, social sciences and business. It is a vibrant community teeming with students collaborating with experts and specialists; a hub of innovation and creativity.
Founded in 1829, RIT is one of the world's leading technological institutions. Diverse, talented, and creative students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries are at home in RIT's dynamic living/learning community. Embodying our commitment to diversity, more than 2,500 international students and 2,900 students of color have chosen RIT as the place to pursue their education. Adding a social and educational dynamic not found at any other university are more than 1,200 deaf and hard-of-hearing students supported by RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf.
RIT's unmatched array of academic programs attracts designers, artists, photographers, and filmmakers on the one hand, and scientists, engineers, computing scientists, and entrepreneurs on the other. When these "left-brain and right-brain" students engage with RIT's outstanding faculty, a learning environment is created where innovation and creativity flourish.
Experiential learning has been a hallmark of an RIT education since 1912. Every academic program at RIT offers some form of experiential education opportunity which may include cooperative education, internships, study abroad, and undergraduate research.
Students take their academic pursuits seriously, but they’ll be the first to tell you that they are passionate about life outside of the lectures, studios, and labs. RIT is alive with energy and excitement - 24/7. Students quickly find their niche in this community because there are so many ways to be involved. With more than 300 student organizations sponsoring more than 1,300 on-campus events, there are plenty of opportunities for recreation and personal growth, leadership, and entertainment.
RIT is a launching pad for a brilliant career, and a highly unique state of mind. It is a perfect environment to pursue your passion.
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Varsity Sports: NCAA Division III: Women's: basketball, cross-country, crew, indoor track, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball. Men's: baseball, basketball, crew, cross-country, indoor track, lacrosse, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field. NCAA Division I: Women's: ice hockey. Men's: ice hockey.
Club Sports: Women's: cheerleading, field hockey, rugby, water polo. Men's: lacrosse, roller hockey, rugby, volleyball, water polo. Coed: badminton, bowling, equestrian, fencing, juggling, martial arts, skiing, ultimate frisbee.
Clubs and Activities
Because the student body of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is so diverse, there are many different activities, clubs, organizations, and sports in which students may participate. There are nearly 300 clubs and organizations that sponsor more than 1,400 on-campus events annually. The list includes several special interest clubs and career organizations; 11 major student organizations, and seventeen fraternities and twelve sororities, representing approximately 5 percent of the student population. A radio station and a biweekly student magazine allow those interested in media to gain experience on campus. RIT offers twenty-three varsity sports including Division I Men's and Women's Ice Hockey.
Enrollment for Fall 2015
34% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 550 – 660
SAT math range: 580 – 690
ACT range: 26 – 31
|Undergraduate Students||Graduate Students|
|% Black / African American||4.7%||1.9%|
|% Hispanic / Latino||6.7%||2.1%|
|% White, Non-Hispanic||63.0%||26.3%|
|% American Indian / Alaskan Native||0.2%||0.2%|
|% International / Nonresident Alien||5.9%||59.9%|
|% Two or more races||2.9%||0.9%|
|% Unknown Race / Ethnicity||9.4%||6.7%|
Tuition Information for 2015-2016
Financial Aid Deadlines
Transfers: Final transcripts from all institutions attended.