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Tuition & Fees

$38,568

$38,568

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

68%

32%

male

female

1
13

teacher

students

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,652
Declined + 7,946
Total Received 18,598
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Private (nonprofit)

13,543

undergraduate students

3,097

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Mechanical Engineering
  2. Mechanical Engineering Technology
  3. Game Design/development
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Codes

SAT 2760
ACT 2870

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
41%
500-599
40%
400-499
8%
700-800
22%
600-699
48%
500-599
26%
400-499
4%
700-800
6%
600-699
33%
500-599
46%
400-499
15%
30-36
43%
24-29
47%
18-23
10%
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School Facts

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a private, coeducational institution. Its 1,300-acre campus is located in Rochester, 75 miles from Buffalo and 97 miles from Syracuse, with branch campuses abroad in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 16,640
Established in 1829
Coeducational Coeducational College, Became Coeducational College
Accredited by •  AACSB (Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business)
•  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  ARC-PA (Accreditation Review Commission on Education for the Physician Assistant)
•  CIDA (Council for Interior Design Accreditation)
•  MSCHE (Middle States Commission on Higher Education)
•  NASAD (National Association of Schools of Art and Design)

Rochester, NY

1,300‐acre, suburban campus in Rochester (population: 210,358), 75 miles from Buffalo and 97 miles from Syracuse; branch campuses abroad in Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. Served by air, bus, and train. School operates transportation to college‐owned apartment complexes and local shopping areas. Public transportation serves campus.

Rochester Institute of Technology
1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
68%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Greek Life

 
17 fraternities 5% of male students
 
12 sororities 5% of female students

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
36%
Top 1/4
69%
Top 1/2
96%
Bottom 1/2
4%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
11%
600-699
41%
500-599
40%
400-499
8%
700-800
22%
600-699
48%
500-599
26%
400-499
4%
700-800
6%
600-699
33%
500-599
46%
400-499
15%
30-36
43%
24-29
47%
18-23
10%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $60
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline February 1 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline December 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted
SAT or ACT Required

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 10,652
Declined + 7,946
Total Received 18,598

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Secondary school record

Important

Class rank
Recommendations
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Character/ personal qualities
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Geographical residence
Interview
Particular talent/ability
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment
State residency

Not Considered

Minority affiliation

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Admissions Contact

Daniel R. Shelley
Associate Vice President and Director of Admissions
P: 585 475-6631
F: 585 475-7424
admissions@rit.edu

Cost

Tuition $38,024
Room $7,162
Board $5,338
Additional fees $544
Books & supplies $1,025
Total $52,093
Average Financial Aid - $25,500
Total with Avg. Aid $26,593

Financial Aid

87%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$25,500

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $17,835,000
State $7,737,000
Institutional $133,020,000
Other external
Total $158,592,000

Non-need-based

Federal $7,800,000
State $12,000,000
Institutional $23,940,000
Other external $3,600,000
Total $47,340,000

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
crew
cross-country
ice hockey
lacrosse
soccer
softball
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball
wrestling

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Atlantic Hockey Association (Division I, Men's Ice Hockey), College Hockey American (Division I, Women's Hockey), Liberty League (Division III), New York Collegiate Athletic Conference (Division II), New York State Women's Collegiate Athletic Association (Division III)
Mascot
Tiger
School colors
burnt umber, orange, and white
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
3-D Digital Graphics
Accounting
Advertising
Advertising Photography
Advertising/Public Relations
Applied Arts/Sciences
Applied Mathematics
Applied Networking/Systems Administration
Applied Statistics
Architecture
Art
Art Education
Astrophysical Sciences/Technology
Biochemistry
Bioinformatics
Biology
Biomedical Computing
Biomedical Engineering
Biomedical Photographic Communications
Biomedical Sciences
Biotechnology
Business
Business Administration
Ceramics/Ceramic Sculpture
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry
Civil Engineering Technology
Color Science
Communications
Computational Mathematics
Computer Engineering
Computer Engineering Technology
Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Computer Technology
Computing/Information Sciences
Consumer Finance
Crafts
Criminal Justice
Design
Diagnostic Imaging/Sonography
Diagnostic Medical Sonography
Digital Imaging/Photography
Economics
Electrical Engineering
Electrical Engineering Technology
Electrical/Biomedical Engineering
Engineering
Environment
Environmental Chemistry
Environmental Management
Environmental Management Systems
Environmental Science
Environmental Sciences
Film/Animation
Film/Animation/Video
Film/Video/Animation
Finance
Fine Arts Photography
Food Management
Food Marketing
Furniture Design
Game Design/Development
Glass
Graphic Design
Graphic Media
Health/Safety Management
Hospitality
Hospitality Management
Hospitality/Service Management
Hotel/Resort Management
Human Resources Development/Administration
Illustration
Imaging Science
Imaging Systems Management
Imaging Technology
Imaging/Photographic Technology
Industrial Design
Industrial/Systems Engineering
Information Security/Forensics
Information Technology
Instructional Design
Interior Design
International Business
International Studies
Interpretation
Interpretation of ASL/English
Interpretation/ASL/English
Journalism
Laboratory Technology
Management
Manufacturing Engineering Technology
Marketing
Materials Science
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mechanical Technology
Mechanical/Aerospace Engineering
Medical Illustration
Medical Informatics
Metal Work/Jewelry Design
Metalcrafts/Jewelry
Metals/Jewelry Design
Microelectronic Engineering
Microsystems Engineering
Networking/System Administration
New Media Design
New Media Interactive Development
New Media Publishing
Nuclear Medicine Technology
Nutrition Care Management
Nutrition/Food Management
Optical Technology
Packaging
Packaging Design
Packaging Science
Philosophy
Photo Illustration
Photography
Photojournalism
Physician Assistant
Physics
Polymer Chemistry
Pre-Dental
Pre-Medicine
Pre-Physician Assistant
Pre-Veterinary Science
Print Media
Professional Communication
Professional Photographic Illustration
Professional/Technical Communications
Psychology
Public Policy
Safety Technology
School Psychology
Science
Software Engineering
Statistics
Sustainability
Systems Administration
Telecommunications Engineering Technology
Travel Management
Ultrasound
Urban Studies
Urban/Community Studies
Visual Media
Woodworking
Woodworking/Furniture Design
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Undergraduate

81%

13,543
students

Female
32%
4,354

Male
68%
9,189

Graduate

19%

3,097
students

Female
34%
1,049

Male
66%
2,048

undergraduateFull-time

92%

12,472
students

Female
33%
4,041

Male
67%
8,431

undergraduatePart-time

8%

1,071
students

Female
30%
313

Male
70%
758

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

40%

Transfer applicants accepted

59%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.80
High school transcript Recommended of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of Some
Interview Recommended of All
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Essay or personal statement Recommended of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: rolling

Spring: rolling

Summer: rolling

Transfer Credits

Maximum transfered

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Study skills

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

100%

Additional services

  • Day care
  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 68
Countries most often represented Brazil
Canada
China
India
Malaysia
Saudi Arabia
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
Host family program
International student center
Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Jeffery Cox
Director, International Student Services
585 475-6943
csts@rit.edu

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