RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology

1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, United States
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  • Total Documents
    822
  • Class Notes
    732
  • Textbook Notes
    14
  • Study Guides
    76
  • Currently Enrolled
    1,077
  • Previously Enrolled
    436

Overview of Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

About this school

Rochester Institute of Technology, founded in 1829, is a private, technological institution. It offers one of the nation's premier cooperative education programs. Two out of every three RIT students participate in cooperative education through full-time, paid work positions in business and industry, alternating with classes on campus. Programs are also offered through the Colleges of Applied Science and Technology, Business, Engineering, Imaging Arts and Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Science. Its 1,300-acre campus is located five miles from downtown Rochester.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:13,515
    • Men:9,151 (67.7%)
    • Women:4,364 (32.3%)

Location

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Admission Information (RIT)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Rochester Institute of Technology is moderately difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT I or over 18 on the ACT; about 85% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
-
Science
3
-
Foreign Language
-
2
Social Studies
3
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
June 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Considered if submitted
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
One Lomb Memorial Drive
City, State, Zip
Rochester, NY  14623-5603
Phone
(585) 475-6631
Fax
(585) 475-7424
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Application Fee
$65
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
Rolling, notification begins February 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
By May 1 or within 2 weeks if notified after May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1, January 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 recommended for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio of original artwork for School of Art, Design and Crafts; interview for BS/MS physician assistant program recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
57% of 20,451 applicants were admitted
Women
62% of 6,176 applicants were admitted
Men
54% of 14,275 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
3,258 (28%) of 11,599 admitted students enrolled
Women
1,082 (28%) of 3,820 admitted students enrolled
Men
2,176 (28%) of 7,779 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
3.70
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
600-700 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
30%
• Score 600 - 700
49%
• Score 500 - 600
20%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
590-680 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
17%
• Score 600 - 700
54%
• Score 500 - 600
27%
• Score 400 - 500
2%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
26-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
47%
• Score 24 - 29
47%
• Score 18 - 23
6%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (RIT)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $40,068 (73.17286971766683%)
  • Room & Board: - $12,666 (23.13086672267066%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,066 (1.9467475072135578%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $958 (1.7495160524489572%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Rochester Institute of Technology accepts prepayment plan, installment plan, deferred payment

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
-
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning March 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 002806
Free
State Aid Form
-

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
2,297 (88.5%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
1,939 (84.4%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,939 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,501 (77.4%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$28,468
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,851 (95.5%) of aid recipients, average amount $23,968
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,741 (89.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $7,300
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 446 (23.0%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
448 (17.3%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $11,343

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
10,091 (82.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
9,026 (89.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
9,009 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
7,300 (81.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
87%
Average Award
$28,000
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 8,593 (95.4%) of aid recipients, average amount $22,200
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 8,116 (90.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $8,300
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 3,015 (33.5%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
1,800 (14.7%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,200

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
76%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$38,927
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships, National Science Foundation Grants
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Biological Sciences, Business, Communication, Computer Science, Engineering/Technologies, Home Economics, Humanities, International Studies, Mathematics, Military Science, Physical Sciences, Premedicine, Social Sciences
Creative Arts/Performance
Applied Art and Design, Art/Fine Arts, Cinema/Film/Broadcasting
Special Achievements/Activities
Community Service, Leadership
Special Characteristics
Children of Faculty/Staff, Veterans

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (RIT)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Not required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


1,023

Part-Time Faculty


436

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


49%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 15% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 34% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 17% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 22% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 6% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 4% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 1% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 57% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
  • 50-59 students: - 0% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
40-49
50-59
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
728,294

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
3500
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Rochester Institute of Technology provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


90.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


28.1%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


59.3%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


70.0%

Programs & Majors (RIT)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (115)


  • 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, 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
  • Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • Human Nutrition
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Industrial Safety Technology/Technician
  • 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
  • Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • 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

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


Some online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Student-designed major, Distance learning, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Computer and information sciences, Visual and performing arts

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Executive Master of Business Administration, Master of Fine Arts, Master of Science in Teaching, Master of Architecture, Master of Science, Master of Business Administration, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study (65)


  • Accounting
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Statistics
  • Architecture
  • Art Education
  • Art/Fine Arts
  • Astrophysics
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences--General
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Chemistry
  • Communication--General
  • Computer Art and Design
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Criminal Justice and Criminology
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Design
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Environmental and Occupational Health
  • Experimental Psychology
  • Film, Television, and Video Production
  • Finance and Banking
  • Game Design and Development
  • Graphic Design
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • Hospitality Management
  • Human Resources Development
  • Human-Computer Interaction
  • Industrial Design
  • Industrial and Manufacturing Management
  • Industrial/Management Engineering
  • Information Science
  • Interdisciplinary Studies
  • International Business
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mathematics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Media Studies
  • Medical Illustration
  • Medical Informatics
  • Occupational Therapy
  • Optical Sciences
  • Photography
  • Psychology--General
  • Public Policy
  • Safety Engineering
  • School Psychology
  • Secondary Education
  • Software Engineering
  • Special Education
  • Sustainability Management
  • Sustainable Development
  • Systems Engineering
  • Technology and Public Policy
  • Telecommunications
  • Translation and Interpretation
  • Travel and Tourism

Campus Life (RIT)

Location & Geography

Population


210,532

Nearest Metropolitan Area


1,300 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Rochester

Weather


Temperature
16.3 average low in January, 75.8 average high in September
Rain
160 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
2 mile(s) from campus in Rochester
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Rochester
Nearest Train Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Rochester

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, women only housing, coed housing, disabled student housing

Students of College Housing


52% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are guaranteed housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


48%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Tiger
School Colors
Brown, orange, and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Crew
Cross-Country Running
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball
Wrestling

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, football, golf, ice hockey, racquetball, soccer, softball, table tennis, tennis, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Rochester Institute of Technology offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities

Sororities


6% of women participate

Fraternities


5% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Navy ROTC is offered off campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


12,447

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
13,515
Women
4,364
Men
9,151

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 9.1% Asian
  • 4.9% Black/African-American
  • 7.5% Hispanic/Latino
  • 3.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 67.9% White
  • 6.5% Unknown

International Students


6.3% from 67 countries

Average Age


21

Number of Graduate Students


3,069

Student Resources (RIT)