Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York


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Rochester Institute of Technology overview
Location Rochester, New York
Online rit.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Rochester Institute of Technology overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate

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 19,335 prospective students applied, and 12,765 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 2,847 enrolled in the school.  14,867 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 1,596 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $41,761 plus fees of $584. RIT is ranked 194 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Rochester Institute of Technology overview
SAT 1200/1400
ACT 27/32
GPA 3.6
Applications Accepted
Rochester Institute of Technology overview
Applications Due -
Applicant Competition Low

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Rochester Institute of Technology
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,082
Other Fees$584
Room and Board $13,046
Budget for Other Expenses$928
Total One Year Cost$57,401

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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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If you are a student, former student, faculty member or parent, please help guide other prospective students by sharing your personal experiences with this school. What is it really like to go to Rochester Institute of Technology?

Feb 27, 2019
N******h from San Jose, CA

Great school with great people and better outcomes. RIT is a huge private school. It's primarily a resident campus, with a thriving social scene - there is always something fun going on: every day, any time. However the social scene isn't the same as the state school variety. For example, parties are smaller, tamer, and less common than state schools. Dating fellow students is comparatively more difficult due to the gender imbalance. RIT is dedicated to preparing you for employment, not just expensive babysitting for a piece of paper. This is reflected in a lot of the student attitudes and the general feel is a school of geeks combined with makers and doers. RIT's co-op program requires most majors to find paid internships in order to graduate, which gives students valuable experience and also a certain discipline or motivation. I was in a large state school and fraternity before transferring here, and I'm very glad I did. Strong recommend.

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Jun 23, 2017
B******e from Gilbert, AZ.

Great school

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