#21 Best Private Colleges in New York

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York

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Student Population
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Location Rochester, New York
Online rit.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large Suburban
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Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Rochester, New York, Rochester Institute of Technology is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 19,744 prospective students applied, and 13,964 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,683 enrolled in the school.  14,867 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,596 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $45,244 plus fees of $646. RIT is ranked 174 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.



RIT is rated within the top 29% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards
Very High
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SAT 1220/1410
ACT 27/32
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jun 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $65

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Rochester Institute of Technology
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,098
Other Fees$646
Room and Board $13,540
Budget for Other Expenses$946
Total One Year Cost$61,474

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Average Salary After 10 Years
$64,900 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
64% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Rochester Institute of Technology students
Subject Percent of Class
Visual and Performing Arts 16%
Computer and Information Sciences 14%
Engineering 13%
Business 13%
Engineering Technology 11%

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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=195003 IPEDS survey data for Rochester Institute of Technology.

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