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Rochester Institute of Technology
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  • 4 Year
  • ROCHESTER, NY

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grade A minus
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A minus
  2. Value
    grade A minus
  3. Diversity
    grade A
  4. Campus
    grade C
  5. Athletics
    grade C+
  6. Party Scene
    grade B minus
  7. Professors
    grade B+
  8. Location
    grade B minus
  9. Dorms
    grade C minus
  10. Campus Food
    grade B minus
  11. Student Life
    grade B
  12. Safety
    grade B+

About

1 LOMB MEMORIAL DR
ROCHESTER, NY 14623
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Liberty League
From Rochester Institute of Technology

At RIT, we shape the future and improve the world through creativity and innovation. As an engaged, intellectually curious, and socially conscious community, we leverage the power of technology, the arts, and design to move the world forward.

We are a kaleidoscope of curious minds inspired by an insatiable desire to discover, explore, and create relevant, distinct, and meaningful solutions for a rapidly changing world.

There are many reasons why student choose RIT. Foremost among them are the expansive internship and cooperative education opportunities, combined bachelor's and master's degrees, undergraduate research, study abroad, and a growing performing arts program.

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Rochester Institute of Technology Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
71%
SAT Range
1220-1420
ACT Range
28-33
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$36,514 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$25,040 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 165 responses
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 210 responses
49%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 210 responses

Majors

New Economy Majors

Today's college grads need skills–analytical thinking, complex problem solving, creativity, resiliency, and flexibility–that can adapt to evolving career fields. RIT has several majors that are multidisciplinary, transformative, and future-proof; majors that ensure successful outcomes while meeting the ever-changing needs of a new, and evolving, economy.

Online

Online Programs Offered
4
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
1
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
2
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    79%
  • On Campus
    16%
  • Online
    5%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,122 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,290
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
30%
Varsity Athletes
3%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 127 responses
  • There is no typical student at RIT.
    34%
  • All the above
    29%
  • Nerds/geeks
    10%
  • Diversity
    9%
  • Stuck-up geek
    5%
  • Focused
    3%
  • Ready for the workforce.
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 219 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 260 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 137 responses
  • Open community with a diverse student body
    23%
  • Best school for the deaf and hard of hearing
    20%
  • Bricks.
    10%
  • Best integrated school for deaf, hard of hearing
    9%
  • Diverse student body
    9%
  • Best geek/nerd community
    9%
  • It had the program I wanted
    5%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$62,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
71%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 104 responses

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