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RIT Admission Requirements

Rochester, New York

Chances of getting into Rochester Institute of Technology

Acceptance Rate

Acceptance Rate
66%
Admission Difficulty for Rochester Institute of Technology
Measure Difficulty
Admission StandardsExceptional
Applicant CompetitionLow

How hard is it to get into RIT and can I get accepted? The school has a 66% acceptance rate ranking it #76 in New York for lowest rate of acceptance. Last year, 12,765 out of 19,335 applicants were admitted making RIT a moderately competitive school to get into with a strong chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements.  Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores, generally admitting students who score in the top 20 percent. Rochester Institute of Technology typically accepts and attracts "B+" average high school students. Only 22% 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

SAT Requirements & Average SAT Score

SAT Range
1200-1400
Applicants Submitting SAT
71%
SAT Scores for Rochester Institute of Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 25th 590
SAT Math 25th 610
SAT Composite 25th 1200
SAT Scores for Rochester Institute of Technology
SAT Test 25th Percentile Score
SAT Reading 75th 680
SAT Math 75th 720
SAT Composite 75th 1400
Average SAT Score 1300

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 24 percent of SAT test takers. The school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1200 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 1100. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1300 out of 1600. The school ranks #19 in New York for highest average SAT composite score. A competitive SAT score is critical as 71 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 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
1400 and Above Good >77%
1300 to 1400 Avg + 66%-77%
1200 to 1300 Avg - 53%-66%
1100 to 1200 Reach 40%-53%
Less than 1100 Low <40%
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RIT ACT Scores

ACT Requirements & Average ACT Score

ACT Range
27-32 
Applicants Submitting ACT
29%
ACT Scores for Rochester Institute of Technology
ACT Test 25th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 25th 24
ACT Math 25th 26
ACT Composite 25th 27
ACT Scores for Rochester Institute of Technology
ACT Test 75th Percentile Score
ACT Reading 75th 32
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 27 and above. Successful applicants typically send ACT scores in the top 15 percent nationally. We estimate the school accepting minimum ACT composite scores around 24 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 32 and above have very competitive chances. The school ranks #16 in New York for highest average ACT composite score. 29 percent of applicants submit ACT scores to Rochester Institute of Technology.

Data Sources, IPEDS for Fall 2018 starting class

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 >79%
29 to 32 Avg + 66%-79%
27 to 29 Avg - 56%-66%
25 to 27 Reach 45%-56%
Less than 25 Low <45%
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RIT GPA

Estimated GPA Requirements & Average GPA

Avg. High School GPA
3.6
Typical High School Grades
B+

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 3.6 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 66% of students who apply.

 What do these ratings mean?

GPA Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

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%
Data Source, Wintergreen Orchard House

Applying

Admission Statistics

Rochester Institute of Technology admission statistics
Women Men Total
Applied 6,116 13,219 19,335
Accepted 4,363 8,402 12,765
Acceptance Rate 71% 64% 66%
Enrolled 902 1,945 2,847
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 21% 23% 22%

Admission 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 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

Other Colleges to Consider

Other Colleges to Consider
Subject Percent of Class
S
Syracuse University

Syracuse, New York

B
Bucknell University

Lewisburg, Pennsylvania

S
St Lawrence University

Canton, New York

S
Skidmore College

Saratoga Springs, New York

M
Muhlenberg College

Allentown, Pennsylvania

L
Lafayette College

Easton, Pennsylvania

L
Lehigh University

Bethlehem, Pennsylvania

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?

66% 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 1200 and 1400. 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 27 and 32. 29% of students submit ACT scores when applying. See if your ACT score is good enough for admission.


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