Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Health & Medicine

Tuition & Fees

$51,240

not including room and board

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undergraduateRatios

67%

male

33%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,964
Declined 5,780
Total Received 19,744
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Private

13,313

undergraduate students

2,941

graduate students

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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.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 16,254
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: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Rochester
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Greater Rochester International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
52%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through freshman year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Men only housing
yes
Women only housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Events

  • Brick City Festival (fall/parents' weekend)
  • Freezefest (Winter Weekend)
  • Creativity and Innovation Festival/Spring Weekend
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Student patrols
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
39%
Top 1/4
73%
Top 1/2
94%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
21%
600-699
54%
500-599
23%
400-499
1%
700-800
37%
600-699
46%
500-599
17%
30-36
55%
24-29
39%
18-23
4%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $65
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.7

Moderately Selective

70%

acceptance rate

Accepted 13,964
Declined 5,780
Total Received 19,744

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
rigor of secondary school record

Important

class rank
standardized test scores

Considered

extracurricular activities
alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
character/personal qualities
application essay
first generation
geographical residence
interview
recommendation(s)
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment
state residency

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International Facts

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 67
Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

98%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,278

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $50,564
Room & board $13,976
Additional fees $676
Books & supplies $1,098
Other fees $680
Total $66,994
Average Financial Aid - $5,278
Total with Avg. Aid $61,716
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Financial Facts

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Tuition prepayment plan yes
Installment payment plan yes
Deferred payment plan yes
Tuition waiver for employees (and children) yes

Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-country running
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Football, Golf, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Bowling, Golf, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Soccer, Softball, Table tennis, Tennis, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Accounting
Advertising
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
American Sign Language (ASL)
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Bioinformatics
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Biotechnology
Business Administration and Management, General
Business/Commerce, General
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Commercial Photography
Commercial and Advertising Art
Communication and Media Studies, Other
Computational Mathematics
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Graphics
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance
Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Design and Visual Communications, General
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Engineering Science
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Engineering-Related Technologies, Other
Environmental Science
Finance, General
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Game and Interactive Media Design
Graphic Communications, General
Graphic Design
Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Human Nutrition
Illustration
Industrial Engineering
Industrial and Product Design
Information Technology
Interior Design
Intermedia/Multimedia
International Business/Trade/Commerce
International Relations and Affairs
Journalism
Management Information Systems, General
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician
Marketing/Marketing Management, General
Mathematics and Computer Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General
Natural Resources Management and Policy
Network and System Administration/Administrator
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Painting
Philosophy
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
Photojournalism
Physical Sciences, Other
Physician Assistant
Political Science and Government, General
Pre-Dentistry Studies
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Pre-Veterinary Studies
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Printing Management
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other
Public Relations/Image Management
Publishing
Resort Management
Restaurant/Food Services Management
Sculpture
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Sociology and Anthropology
Special Products Marketing Operations
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Statistics, General
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Systems Engineering
Telecommunications Technology/Technician
Tourism and Travel Services Marketing Operations
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster
Woodworking, General
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Distance learning
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Post-bachelors certificate
  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

16,254

total students

54%

in-state

46%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

13,313
students

Female
33%
4,422

Male
67%
8,891

18%

2,941
students

Female
38%
1,119

Male
62%
1,822

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

92%

12,254
students

Female
34%
4,107

Male
66%
8,147

8%

1,059
students

Female
30%
315

Male
70%
744

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 89%
Student 4 year graduation rate 25%
Student 5 year graduation rate 36%
Student 6 year graduation rate 8%

Student Break-down

6%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
10%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
8%
Hispanic/Latino
65%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

476

Transfer students enrolled

3%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests yes
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES yes
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Moderately difficult

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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 Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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