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Chances of getting into Rochester Institute of Technology

Acceptance Rate

Admitted 
74%
Admission Difficulty for Rochester Institute of Technology
Measure Difficulty
Admission Standards Exceptional 
Applicant Competition Low 
How hard is it to get into RIT and can I get accepted?

The acceptance rate at RIT is 74%.  It ranks #93 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. RIT is a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Last year, 16,196 out of 21,928 applicants were admitted.

The school has extremely high admission requirements for SAT and ACT scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 17 percent (SAT 1220/1420 ACT 28/33). Rochester Institute of Technology typically accepts and attracts "A-" average high school students with an average GPA around 3.7. Most incoming freshmen graduate in the top quarter of their high school class. 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

The RIT application fee is $65 and applications are due by Jun 1.

Test Optional

Submission of SAT or ACT scores is not required for admission to Rochester Institute of Technology. If you submit test scores, they will be considered with your application, but they are not mandatory. 71% of students submitted SAT scores and 29% submitted ACT scores for admission for the 2021/2022 academic year..

RIT SAT Scores

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range 
1220-1420
Applicants Submitting SAT 
71%
SAT Scores for Rochester Institute of Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 600
SAT Math 25th 620
SAT Composite 25th 1220
SAT Scores for Rochester Institute of Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 690
SAT Math 75th 730
SAT Composite 75th 1420
Average SAT Score 1320

SAT Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT requirements for students to be admitted to Rochester Institute of Technology?

Rochester Institute of Technology typically prefers applicants to be in the top 22 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1220 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 1120. The average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1320 out of 1600. RIT ranks #17 in New York and #105 in the nation for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

Rochester Institute of Technology admission chances by SAT score
SAT Score (1600 scale) Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
1420 and Above Good >84%
1320 to 1420 Avg + 74%-84%
1220 to 1320 Avg - 60%-74%
1120 to 1220 Reach 44%-60%
Less than 1120 Low <44%
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RIT ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range 
28-33 
Applicants Submitting ACT 
29%
ACT Scores for Rochester Institute of Technology
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 27
ACT Composite 25th 28
ACT Scores for Rochester Institute of Technology
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 33
ACT Math 75th 32
ACT Composite 75th 33
Average ACT Score 30

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 28 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 12 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 26 in some instances. Prospective students submitting an ACT composite of 30 or higher should be in the upper half of applicants - and students with a 33 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #13 in New York and #86 in the U.S. for highest average ACT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rochester Institute of Technology.

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Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by ACT Score

Rochester Institute of Technology admission chances by ACT score
ACT Score Competitiveness  Admission Chances 
33 and Above Good >86%
30 to 33 Avg + 74%-86%
28 to 30 Avg - 63%-74%
26 to 28 Reach 50%-63%
Less than 26 Low <50%
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RIT GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA 
3.7
Typical High School Grades 
A-

What GPA do you need to get into Rochester Institute of Technology?

Applicants require very good grades in high school to get into RIT . The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Rochester Institute of Technology was 3.7 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. The school ranks #20 in New York for highest average GPA. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as RIT accepts 74% of students who apply.

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GPA Data Source, Peterson's Data 2021

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High School Class Rank

74% 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 39%
Top 25% of class 74%
Top 50% of class 94%
Data Source, Peterson's Data

Applying

Admission Statistics

Rochester Institute of Technology admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 8,412 13,516 21,928
Accepted 6,409 9,787 16,196
Acceptance Rate 76% 72% 74%
Enrolled 1,085 2,034 3,119
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 17% 21% 19%
Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2020 starting class

Fall 2022 Application Deadline

Applications are Due
Jun 1, 2023
Days left to Apply
124

Applicants have 124 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.

Application Fee

The cost for prospective students to apply to Rochester Institute of Technology is $65.

Application Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Rochester Institute of Technology and what student information is used for admission decisions?

Rochester Institute of Technology Application Requirements
Test Scores Considered but not 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.

FAQs

Does Rochester Institute of Technology prefer SAT or ACT?

71% of students submit their SAT scores to RIT . 29% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.

What is my chance of getting into Rochester Institute of Technology?

74% of those who apply are granted admission to RIT . Admission competition is low and the college has exceptional admission standards. See if your grades and scores are good enough for admission.

What SAT score is required for Rochester Institute of Technology?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have SAT scores between 1220 and 1420. 71% of students submit SAT scores when applying. See if your SAT score is good enough for admission.

What ACT score is required for Rochester Institute of Technology?

The middle 50% of addmitted applicants have ACT scores between 28 and 33. 29% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.