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.
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..
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 25th||600|
|SAT Math 25th||620|
|SAT Composite 25th||1220|
|SAT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|SAT Reading 75th||690|
|SAT Math 75th||730|
|SAT Composite 75th||1420|
|Average SAT Score||1320
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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|ACT Test||25th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 25th||24|
|ACT Math 25th||27|
|ACT Composite 25th||28|
|ACT Test||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Reading 75th||33|
|ACT Math 75th||32|
|ACT Composite 75th||33|
|Average ACT Score||30
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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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
74% 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||39%|
|Top 25% of class||74%|
|Top 50% of class||94%|
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||17%||21%||19%|
Applicants have 124 days left until the Fall 2022 term applications are due on Jun 1, 2023.
The cost for prospective students to apply to Rochester Institute of Technology is $65.
What are the requirements for admission to Rochester Institute of Technology and what student information is used for admission decisions?
|Test Scores||Considered but not required|
|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.
71% of students submit their SAT scores to RIT . 29% of applicants send their ACT scores when applying.
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.
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.
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.