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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a private, co-ed, four-year school offering 200 Bachelors, Masters and PhD degrees in Art, Design, and Architecture, Business, Management, and Leadership, Communications and Digital Media,

Computing and Information Sciences, Engineering and Engineering Technology, Environmental Studies and Sustainability, Game Design, Development, and Arts, Health Professions and Medical Sciences, Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education, Photography, Film, and Animation, Science and Math, and Undeclared and Individualized Study.

The university s diverse, engaging, and safe campus community, modern campus facilities, and our location in Rochester, NY, USA make us an outstanding living and learning environment for international students. We currently have 1,900 international students from more than 100 countries studying on our campus. RIT international students are active members of our residential campus community, and we support their development and prepare them to be successful graduates with individualized academic and career advising, and personalized assistance and support. RIT is an intentionally inclusive and equitable community where students of all backgrounds, genders, races, and interests thrive and achieve exceptional success through our cooperative education and paid work programs, a supportive environment, and a large career network. RIT is one of the most successful universities when it comes to placing international students on F-1 OPT/STEM OPT or J-1 AT -with over 50 STEM designated degree programs international students can extend their post-graduate training. Nearly 1,000 international students on F-1 and J-1 visas are completing 1-3 additional years of post-graduation training at companies in the U.S. .

RIT is one of the top 100 national universities in the US and one of "America’s Best College Values" in a US- News & World Report survey, as well as in Princeton Review’s Best 389, Fiske s Selective Guide to Colleges and other major college guides. RIT’s faculty and students routinely earn nationally and internationally competitive awards and honors such as Fulbright Scholars and Alfred Sloan Foundation Awards.

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Total Tuition $56,000.00

School Information

  • Bausch & Lomb Center
    58 Lomb Memorial Drive
    Rochester, New York 14623-5603
  • (585) 475-2229
  • (585) 475-7164
Calendar: Semester
Locale: Suburb: Large
Open Admissions: Yes
Sector: Private not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Carnegie Basic: Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Religious Affiliation: Not applicable
Accrediting Agency: Middle States Commission on Higher Education
Common name(s): RIT |R.I.T.

Students & Faculty

Total Faculty
Student/Fac Ratio

* All data is provided by the school or compiled from IPEDS as of December 2018


SAT Scores:
Math: 570–680, Reading: 530–650
(25th-75th percentile)
ACT Scores:
(25th-75th percentile)

Note: 25th-75th percentile ranges show the range of scores achieved by the middle 50% of students who were admitted to the school.

Other Requirements:
Admissions Test Scores?
Other Test?
Neither required nor recommended
College Prep?

Degrees & Programs

Certificate Associate Bachelor Master Doctorate
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Applied Mathematics, General
Arts, Entertainment, and Media Management, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Office Automation/Technology/Data Entry
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Engineering, Other
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Communication, General
Computational and Applied Mathematics
Computational Mathematics
Computational Science
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Design and Applied Arts, Other
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Dietetics and Clinical Nutrition Services, Other
Digital Media
Economics, General
Education, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Engineering Technology, General
Engineering, General
Engineering/Industrial Management
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies
Environmental Science
Environmental Studies
Experimental Psychology
Facilities Planning and Management
Film/Cinema/Video Studies
Finance, General
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Furniture Design and Manufacturing
Game Design
Graphic Design
Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Human Resources Development
Humanities/Humanistic Studies
Industrial and Product Design
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology Project Management
Interior Design
International/Global Studies
Journalism, Other
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing, Other
Materials Science
Mathematics and Statistics
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator
Medical Scientist
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Nutrition Sciences
Packaging Science
Physician Assistant
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Science, Technology and Society
Social Sciences, General
Sustainability Studies
Telecommunications Technology/Technician
Visual and Performing Arts, General
Visual Arts and Design

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