Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY

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Bend the way you think about RIT!

You may know us for our world-class engineering, computing, science, and technology. But there’s more. Nationally ranked art and design majors. Liberal arts majors designed for the 21st century. Business majors that encourage entrepreneurial thinking and innovation. And unique academic combinations specifically designed to respond to an ever-changing world. 

Innovative academic programs
Few universities offer Rochester Institute of Technology’s variety of specialized career-oriented programs. RIT’s nine colleges offer a broad array of more than 80 bachelor’s degree programs that attract scientists, engineers, entrepreneurs, and computer scientists on the one hand and designers, artists, photographers, and filmmakers on the other. You may 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 by providing you the opportunity to 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 project work. Cooperative education (co-op) is the most extensive of RIT’s experiential education opportunities. Many academic programs require co-ops, while others make it available on an optional basis. Taken all together, this means positive outcomes from your RIT experience.

Student body size and diversity
The RIT student body consists of approximately 15,950 undergraduate and 3,100 graduate students. Enrolled students represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries. More than 3,300 students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds are enrolled on the main campus along with approximately 2,700 international students. An additional 2,400 students are enrolled at RIT’s international campuses.

World leader in experiential learning
RIT has the fourth-oldest and one of the largest cooperative education programs in the world, annually placing more than 4,400 students in nearly 6,000 co-op assignments with more than 2,300 employers across the United States and overseas, with students earning more than $45 million. Experiential learning also includes internships, study abroad, and undergraduate research.

Innovative academic programs
RIT’s nine colleges offer more than 80 undergraduate degrees that can be combined with more than 90 minors.

Personal attention
The student-faculty ratio is 13:1, and the average class size is 22. Nearly 90% of our classes have fewer than 40 students.

A vibrant student life
More than 300 student clubs and organizations sponsor more than 1,300 events and activities annually.

Outstanding outcomes
Trending career outcomes data suggests the demand for RIT graduates remains strong. Over the past three years, the overall outcomes rate for graduates in all degree programs averaged 95%.

A wise investment
More than 77% of full-time undergraduates received more than $320 million in financial aid.

World leader in educating deaf and hard-of-hearing students
The University provides unparalleled access and support services for the more than 1,000 deaf and hard-of-hearing students who live, study, and work with hearing students on the RIT campus.


College of Art and Design
School of Art
• Illustration
• Medical Illustration
• Studio Arts
- Ceramics
- Expanded Forms
- Furniture Design
- Glass
- Metals and Jewelry Design
- Non-toxic Printmaking
- Painting
- Sculpture
• Undeclared Art*

School of Design
• 3D Digital Design
• Graphic Design
• Industrial Design
• Interior Design
• New Media Design
• Undeclared Design*

School of Film and Animation
• Film and Animation
- Animation
- Production

• Motion Picture Science

School of Photographic Arts and Sciences
• Photographic and Imaging Arts
- Advertising Photography
- Fine Art Photography
- Photojournalism
- Visual Media
  Photographic Arts and Sciences Exploration*
• Photographic Sciences
- Biomedical Photographic Communications
- Imaging and Photographic Technology

Saunders College of Business
• Accounting
• Business Exploration*
• Finance
• Hospitality and Tourism Management
• International Business
• Management
• Management Information Systems
• Marketing
• Supply Chain Management

B. Thomas Golisano College of
Computing and Information Sciences
• Computer Science
• Computing and Information Technologies
• Computing Exploration*
• Computing Security
• Game Design and Development
• Human-Centered Computing
• New Media Interactive Development
• Software Engineering
• Web and Mobile Computing

Kate Gleason College of Engineering
• Biomedical Engineering
• Chemical Engineering
• Computer Engineering
• Electrical Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Energy
- Robotics
- Wireless Communications
• Engineering Exploration*
• Industrial Engineering
- Ergonomics
- Lean Six Sigma
- Manufacturing
- Supply Chain Management
• Mechanical Engineering
- Aerospace
- Automotive
- Bioengineering
- Energy and Environment
• Microelectronic Engineering

College of Engineering Technology
School of Engineering Technology
• Civil Engineering Technology
• Computer Engineering Technology
- Audio
- Telecommunications

• Electrical Engineering Technology
- Audio
- Telecommunications
• Electrical/Mechanical Engineering Technology
• Environmental Sustainability, Health, and Safety
• Manufacturing Engineering Technology
- Robotics and Automation
• Mechanical Engineering Technology
• Packaging Science
• Undeclared Engineering Technology*

School of Media Sciences
• Media Arts and Technology

College of Health Sciences and Technology
• Biomedical Sciences
• Diagnostic Medical Sonography (Ultrasound)
• Exercise Science
• Nutrition Management
• Nutritional Sciences
• Physician Assistant (BS/MS)

College of Liberal Arts
• Advertising and Public Relations
• Applied Modern Language and Culture
• Communication
• Criminal Justice
• Digital Humanities and Social Sciences
• Economics
• International and Global Studies
• Journalism
• Liberal Arts Exploration*
• Museum Studies
• Philosophy
• Political Science
• Psychology
• Public Policy
• Sociology and Anthropology

National Technical Institute for the Deaf
Bachelor’s Degree
• ASL-English Interpretation

Associate and Bachelor’s Degrees
• 3D Graphics Technology
• Accounting Technology
• Administrative Support Technology
• Applied Computer Technology
• Applied Liberal Arts
• Applied Mechanical Technology
• Business
• Civil Technology
• Hospitality and Service Management
• Laboratory Science Technology

Associate Degree—Career-Focused Programs
• 3D Graphics Technology
• Accounting Technology
• Administrative Support Technology
• Applied Computer Technology
• Business Technology
• Computer Aided Drafting Technology
• Computer Integrated Machining Technology
• Design and Imaging Technology
• Laboratory Science Technology
• Mobile Application Development

College of Science
• Applied Mathematics
• Applied Statistics and Actuarial Science
• Biochemistry
• Bioinformatics
• Biology
• Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience
• Chemistry
• Computational Mathematics
• Environmental Science
• Imaging Science
• Physics
• Science Exploration*

School of Individualized Study
• Applied Arts and Sciences

University exploration
An undeclared option for students with interests in two or more colleges within RIT; offers students up to one year to focus their academic and career interests

An exploratory option for students to determine which major best fits their interests

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