Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$51,240

not including housing and food

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undergraduateRatios

67%

male

33%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,196
Declined 5,732
Total Received 21,928
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Private

14,744

undergraduate students

3,487

graduate students

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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.

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 18,231
Established in 1829
Coeducational Coeducational

1,300‐acre, suburban campus in Rochester (population: 208,046), 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.

  • Campus Setting: Large town

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
68%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
39%
Top 1/4
73%
Top 1/2
94%
Bottom 1/2
6%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
690
25th
600
75th
730
25th
620
75th
33
25th
24
75th
32
25th
27
75th
33
25th
28

Admissions Facts

Application fee $65
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (priority deadline) January 15
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Considered if submitted

Moderately Selective

73%

acceptance rate

Accepted 16,196
Declined 5,732
Total Received 21,928

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Formal demonstration of competencies
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program

Recommended

Secondary School Rank

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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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Financial Aid

86%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$20,005

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $50,564
Housing $8,140
Food $6,100
Additional fees $676
Books & supplies $1,098
Total $66,578
Average Financial Aid - $20,005
Total with Avg. Aid $46,573

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Ice hockey yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Rowing yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes
Track and field indoor yes yes
Track and field x country yes yes
Volleyball yes
Wrestling yes

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 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)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping. yes
Accounting. yes yes
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General. yes
Advertising. yes
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics, and Special Effects. yes yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology. yes
Architecture. yes
Art Teacher Education. yes
Astrophysics. yes yes
Biochemistry. yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes
Bioinformatics. yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Biomedical Sciences, General. yes
Biotechnology. yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Business/Commerce, General. yes
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician. yes
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics. yes yes
Chemical Engineering. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes
Cinematography and Film/Video Production. yes yes
Civil Drafting and Civil Engineering CAD/CADD. yes
Civil Engineering Technologies/Technicians. yes
Commercial and Advertising Art. yes
Computational Mathematics. yes
Computational and Applied Mathematics. yes yes
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Computer Engineering, General. yes yes
Computer Programming, Specific Applications. yes
Computer Science. yes yes
Computer Software Engineering. yes yes
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications. yes yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes
Computer and Information Systems Security/Auditing/Information Assurance. yes yes
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration. yes
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies. yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes yes
Economics, General. yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes
Electrical, Electronic, and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Electromechanical/Electromechanical Engineering Technology/Technician. yes
Engineering, General. yes yes
Environmental Science. yes yes
Environmental/Environmental Engineering Technology/Technician. yes yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
Experimental Psychology. yes
Facilities Planning and Management. yes
Finance, General. yes yes
Financial Mathematics. yes
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other. yes yes
Fine/Studio Arts, General. yes yes
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General. yes
Foreign Languages and Literatures, General. yes
Furniture Design and Manufacturing. yes yes
Graphic Communications, General. yes
Graphic Design. yes yes
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management. yes
Hospitality Administration/Management, General. yes
Human Resources Development. yes yes
Industrial Engineering. yes yes
Industrial and Product Design. yes yes
Informatics. yes yes yes
Information Science/Studies. yes
Information Technology. yes
Interior Design. yes yes
International Business/Trade/Commerce. yes
International/Globalization Studies. yes
Jewelry Arts. yes yes
Journalism. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other. yes yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Information Systems, General. yes
Management Science. yes
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician. yes yes
Manufacturing Engineering. yes
Mass Communication/Media Studies. yes yes
Materials Science. yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes
Mechanical/Mechanical Engineering Technology/Technician. yes yes
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator. yes yes
Medical Informatics. yes yes
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation. yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Museology/Museum Studies. yes
Nutrition Sciences. yes
Organizational Leadership. yes
Packaging Science. yes yes
Philosophy. yes
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician. yes
Photography. yes yes
Physical Sciences, General. yes yes yes yes
Physician Associate/Assistant. yes yes
Physics, General. yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design. yes yes
Psychology, General. yes
Public Policy Analysis, General. yes yes
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General. yes
School Psychology. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation. yes yes yes
Sociology and Anthropology. yes
Sociology, General. yes
Statistics, General. yes yes
Sustainability Studies. yes yes
Telecommunications Technology/Technician. yes yes
Tourism and Travel Services Management. yes yes
Woodworking, General. yes

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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

18,231

total students

46%

in-state

54%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

81%

14,744
students

Female
33%
4,835

Male
67%
9,909

19%

3,487
students

Female
39%
1,343

Male
61%
2,144

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

85%

12,560
students

Female
33%
4,203

Male
67%
8,357

15%

2,184
students

Female
29%
632

Male
71%
1,552

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Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
3%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
7%
Hispanic/Latino
58%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
11%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
3%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

1%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: rolling based on space availability

Spring: rolling based on space availability

Summer: rolling based on space availability

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

90

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

30

semester hours

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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

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