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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY

Regional Universities North

A private institution founded in 1829, the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) resides on 1,300 suburban acres in Rochester, New York. The school offers exceptional programs in art and design, business, liberal arts, science and technology. RIT is also home of the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, providing educational opportunities for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

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Quick Facts

1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

2013-2014 Tuition

$34,424 Tuition and Fees


13711 undergraduate students
68% male / 32% female


rolling application deadline
58.5% accepted

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School Details

Institutional Control: private
Year Founded: 1829

Programs Offered

associate degree, bachelor's degree, certificate, diploma, doctorate, master's degree, post-bachelor's certificate, post-master's certificate

Majors Offered

Printing Management, Graphic Communications, Other, Graphic Communications, Information Technology, Information Science/Studies, Computer Science, Computer Software and Media Applications, Other, Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications, Network and System Administration/Administrator, Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering, Biomedical/Medical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Computer Engineering, General, Computer Software Engineering, Electrical and Electronics Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Manufacturing Engineering, Engineering, Other, Civil Engineering Technology/Technician, Telecommunications Technology/Technician, Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other, Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology, Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician, Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician, Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician, Computer Engineering Technology/Technician, Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other, Sign Language Interpretation and Translation, American Sign Language, Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General, Foodservice Systems Administration/Management, Pre-Law Studies, Biology/Biological Sciences, General, Biochemistry, Bioinformatics, Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and Computational Biology, Biotechnology, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other, Applied Mathematics, General, Computational Mathematics, Statistics, General, Environmental Science, Natural Resources Management and Policy, Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other, Philosophy, Chemistry, General, Polymer Chemistry, Physics, General, Physical Sciences, Other, Psychology, General, Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration, Public Policy Analysis, Economics, General, International Relations and Affairs, Furniture Design and Manufacturing, Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry, Commercial and Advertising Art, Industrial and Product Design, Interior Design, Graphic Design, Illustration, Film/Cinema/Video Studies, Cinematography and Film/Video Production, Photography, Ceramic Arts and Ceramics, Metal and Jewelry Arts, Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other, Fine and Studio Arts, Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician, Physician Assistant, Pre-Dentistry Studies, Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies, Pre-Veterinary Studies, Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator, Clinical Nutrition/Nutritionist, Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other, Business Administration and Management, General, Business Administration, Management and Operations, Other, Accounting, Finance, General, Tourism and Travel Services Management, Hotel/Motel Administration/Management, International Business/Trade/Commerce, Management Information Systems, General, Marketing, Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General, Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other, Speech Communication and Rhetoric, Journalism, Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

Minors Offered

Computer Science, Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design, Computer Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Industrial Engineering, Engineering, Other, Chinese Language and Literature, Japanese Language and Literature, Russian Language and Literature, German Language and Literature, French Language and Literature, Italian Language and Literature, Spanish Language and Literature, Arabic Language and Literature, Mathematics, Statistics, Philosophy, Astronomy and Astrophysics, Other, Psychology, Economics, International Relations and National Security Studies, Sociology, Business Administration and Management, General, Accounting, Finance, General, International Business, Marketing, Communication and Media Studies, Advertising, Publishing, Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other

General Student Body Information

Total number of undergraduates: 13,711
Total number of degree-seeking full-time undergraduates: 12,375
Total number of degree-seeking part-time undergraduates: 630
Percent of male undergraduates: 68%
Percent of female undergraduates: 32%
Percent of international undergraduates: 5%

Student Services

Basic services offered: nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
Remedial learning services offered: math, writing, study skills
Counseling services offered: academic, birth control, career, minority student, military, older student, personal, psychological, religious, veteran student
Campus safety and security services offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols; Late night transport/escort service; 24-hour emergency telephones; Lighted pathways/sidewalks; Controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)


Student activities offered: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, music ensembles, musical theater, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, yearbook


Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for men: baseball, basketball, cross country, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), wrestling
Intercollegiate non-scholarship sports offered for women: basketball, crew (heavyweight), cross country, ice hockey, lacrosse, crew (lightweight), soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track and field (indoor), track and field (outdoor), volleyball

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