Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY

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Advancing beyond the expected

Rochester Institute of Technology is a kaleidoscope of curious minds working together creatively and innovatively to find new ways to move the world forward. Through an intentional blending of technology, the arts, and design, we provide a wide range of academic opportunities to engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious individuals, including world-leading experiential learning opportunities, a leading research program, and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Innovative academic programs
Few universities offer RIT’s variety of specialized career-oriented programs. RIT’s nine colleges offer more than 80 bachelor’s degree programs that attract scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and computer scientists as well as designers, artists, photographers, and filmmakers. You may also choose from more than 90 different minors to develop personal and professional interests that complement your academic program. 

Experience that makes a difference
RIT is a world leader in experiential learning. Every academic program offers some form of experiential education opportunity designed to enrich your learning experience; you’ll apply what you learn in the lab, classroom, or studio to real-world problems, projects, and settings. Experiential education takes many forms, including cooperative education, internships, study abroad, undergraduate research, and industry-sponsored projects. Cooperative education (co-op) is the most extensive of RIT’s experiential education opportunities. Many academic programs require students to complete co-ops, while others make it optional. Altogether, this leads to an average job placement rate of 95% over the past three years!



Ranked #50 among national universities for “best value” | U.S. News & World Report


Ranked #83 for student excellence, based on the academic profile of incoming first-year students | U.S. News & World Report


Kate Gleason College of Engineering ranked #61 nationally for undergraduate Engineering programs among universities where the highest degree is a doctorate


Total of 29 Goldwater Scholars since 2005


Recognized in The Best Value Colleges 2019 edition | The Princeton Review

Why Choose RIT?

At Rochester Institute of Technology, science and math blend a passion for research, the practical application of theory, and the active pursuit of new discoveries to create a potent mix.  Students benefit from immersive, hands-on research opportunities and state-of-the-art research and lab facilities—making our programs a pipeline to graduate study or an immediate gateway to a career. Our Engineering students dismantle tough problems in the search for solutions. We take on important challenges—the environment, energy, health care, manufacturing, and more—to find the engineering solutions that lead to significant change. And dynamic change like this transforms the world.

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