Tuition & Fees

$44,130

$44,130

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

68%

male

32%

female

1

teacher

13

students

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Selective

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,599
Declined + 8,852
Total Received 20,451
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Private (nonprofit)

13,515

undergraduate students

3,069

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Computer Science
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Game Design/development
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Codes

SAT 2760
ACT 2870

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Location

School Facts

Rochester Institute of Technology, founded in 1829, 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 16,584
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)

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Rochester, NY

1,300‐acre, suburban campus in Rochester (population: 208,880), 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

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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
40%
Top 1/4
74%
Top 1/2
95%
Bottom 1/2
5%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
17%
600-699
54%
500-599
27%
400-499
2%
700-800
30%
600-699
49%
500-599
20%
400-499
1%
700-800
4%
600-699
35%
500-599
45%
400-499
16%
30-36
40%
24-29
43%
18-23
17%
30-36
39%
24-29
53%
18-23
8%
30-36
47%
24-29
47%
18-23
6%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 15 (priority deadline)
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 15
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

56%

acceptance rate

Accepted 11,599
Declined + 8,852
Total Received 20,451

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

Marian Nicoletti
Director of Admissions
P: 585 475-6631
F: 585 475-7424
admissions@rit.edu

Financial Aid

87%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$28,000

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $43,546
Room $7,598
Board $5,448
Additional fees $584
Books & supplies $1,054
Total $58,230
Average Financial Aid - $28,000
Total with Avg. Aid $30,230

Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $17,524,682
State $7,643,632
Institutional $139,035,603
Other external
Total $164,203,917

Non-need-based

Federal $9,384,499
State $12,063,661
Institutional $23,784,382
Other external $3,914,274
Total $49,146,816
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Financial Aid Deadline

FAFSA
March 15

Institution's own financial aid form
March 15

State aid form
March 15

Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

Institution's own financial aid form

State aid form

Financial Aid Office

P: 585 475-2186
F: 585 475-7270
finaid@rit.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Larry Chambers
Associate Vice President and Director of Financial Aid and Scholarships
finaid@rit.edu

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

Club Sports - Men's

Alpine Skiing, Archery, Bowling, Cycling, Equestrian Sports, In-Line Skating, Juggling, Lacrosse, Rugby, Ultimate Frisbee, Volleyball, Water Polo

Club Sports - Women's

Alpine Skiing, Archery, Bowling, Cross-Country, Cycling, Equestrian Sports, Field Hockey, Juggling, Rugby, Swing Dance, Ultimate Frisbee, Water Polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

Badminton, Basketball, Flag Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Racquetball, Soccer (indoor/outdoor), Softball, Table Tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Directors

Louis Spiotti (men's)
Director Of Intercollegiate Athletics
email

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Liberty League, New York Collegiate Athletic Conference, New York State Women's Collegiate Athletic Association, Atlantic Hockey Association (Division I, men's ice hockey), College Hockey America (Division I, women's ice hockey)
Mascot
Tiger
School colors
burnt umber, orange, and white

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
3-D Digital Graphics
Accounting
Advertising
Advertising Photography
Advertising/Public Relations
Applied Arts/Sciences
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 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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Most Popular Majors

  1. Computer Science
  2. Mechanical Engineering
  3. Game Design/development

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Certificate programs
  • Distance Learning
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors
  • Weekend College

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine
  • Pre-optometry
  • Pre-pharmacy
  • Pre-theology
  • Pre-veterinary science

16,584

total students

54%

in-state

46%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

13,515
students

Female
32%
4,364

Male
68%
9,151

19%

3,069
students

Female
39%
1,208

Male
61%
1,861

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

12,447
students

Female
33%
4,054

Male
67%
8,393

8%

1,068
students

Female
30%
310

Male
70%
758

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
5%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
63%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

44%

Transfer applicants accepted

56%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 2.80
High school transcript Required 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 based on space availability

Spring: rolling based on space availability

Summer: rolling based on space availability

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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors
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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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