RIT Admission Requirements
Chances of getting into Rochester Institute of Technology
How hard is it to get into RIT and can I get accepted? The school has a 57% acceptance rate ranking it #55 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. 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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RIT SAT Scores
Applicants Submitting SAT62%
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||640|
|SAT Math 25th||620|
|SAT Composite 25th||1260|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||700|
|SAT Math 75th||730|
|SAT Composite 75th||1430|
|Average SAT Score||1350|
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 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. The school ranks #20 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. 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.
|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%|
RIT ACT Scores
Applicants Submitting ACT38%
|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||26|
|ACT Composite 25th||26|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||31|
|ACT Math 75th||31|
|ACT Composite 75th||32|
|Average ACT Score||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. The school ranks #14 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 38 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rochester Institute of Technology.
|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%|
Avg. High School GPA3.6
Typical High School GradesB+
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. The school ranks #21 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 57% of students who apply.
64% of Rochester Institute of Technology freshman were in the top twenty five percent of their high school graduating class.
|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%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||23%||24%||24%|
What are the requirements for admission to Rochester Institute of Technology and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Recommended|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
|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.