RIT Admission Requirements

Acceptance Rate

Admission Difficulty for Rochester Institute of Technology
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionAverage

Can I get into RIT ? The school has a 57% acceptance rate. Last year, 11,599 out of 20,451 applicants were admitted making RIT a more competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance for qualifying applicants.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 18 percent. Rochester Institute of Technology typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 24% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school. Most incoming freshmen graduated in the top quarter of their high school class.

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SAT Requirements

SAT Range
Applicants Submitting SAT
SAT Scores for Rochester Institute of Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 640
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1260
SAT Scores for Rochester Institute of Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 700
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1430
Estimated Average SAT 1350
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What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Rochester Institute of Technology?

Rochester Institute of Technology typically requires applicants to be in the top 17 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1260 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1170. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1350 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 62 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Rochester Institute of Technology admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1430 and Above Good >69%
1345 to 1430 Avg + 57%-69%
1260 to 1345 Avg - 44%-57%
1175 to 1260 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 1175 Low <31%

ACT Requirements

ACT Range
Applicants Submitting ACT
ACT Scores for Rochester Institute of Technology
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 26
ACT Scores for Rochester Institute of Technology
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 31
ACT Math 75th 31
ACT Composite 75th 32
Estimated Average ACT 29
ACT Scores needed to get accepted

What are the ACT requirements for prospective students to get into RIT ?

Admission data indicates that RIT regularly accepts students with ACT's of 26 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 18 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 23 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 29 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 32 and above have very competitive chances. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rochester Institute of Technology.

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Rochester Institute of Technology admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness Admission Chances
32 and Above Good >69%
29 to 32 Avg + 57%-69%
26 to 29 Avg - 44%-57%
23 to 26 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 23 Low <31%

Estimated GPA Requirements

Avg. High School GPA
Typical High School Grades

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Rochester Institute of Technology. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Rochester Institute of Technology was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as RIT accepts 57% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

High School Class Rank

64% of Rochester Institute of Technology freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.

High School Class Rank for admitted Rochester Institute of Technology students
High School Class Rank Freshmen Within Range
Top 10% of class 31%
Top 25% of class 64%
Top 50% of class 94%
Bottom 50% of class 6%
Bottom 25% of class 0%

Admission Statistics

Rochester Institute of Technology admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,176 14,275 20,451
Accepted 3,820 7,779 11,599
Acceptance Rate 62% 54% 57%
Enrolled 867 1,891 2,758
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 23% 24% 24%

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Rochester Institute of Technology and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Rochester Institute of Technology Admission Requirements
Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

High School Credits Accepted at Rochester Institute of Technology
AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

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