• Address: 100 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623

  • Phone Number: (585) 475-2400

  • Website: https://www.rit.edu/ritonline/

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About Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit university which was established in 1829.

  • The university's mission is to provide a unique blend of experiential, curricular, and research programs for students to prepare them for a successful career and help them to adapt with the shifting needs of this complex world.

  • In 1836, Mechanics Literary Association was founded by William A. Reynolds and in 1847, the association merged with Rochester Athenaeum to form Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Association.

  • The university was renamed to Rochester Institute of Technology, in 1944.

  • Rochester Institute of Technology started distance education programs in the year 1979. Later started providing online degree programs in the year 1991.

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is Regionally Accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education. The Bachelor of Science accreditations is done by the Engineering Technology Accreditation Commission of ABET.

Rochester Institute of Technology Ranking:

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is now ranked in in top 100 “National Universities” in the S. News & World Report rankings for its 2018 edition, i.e. #97th rank.

  • In the fine arts, Rochester Institute of Technology is ranked #2nd in Glass according to U.S. News.

  • Also ranked 43rd for the Best Online Graduate Engineering Programs.

  • Rochester Institute of Technology is ranked #2nd among the Top 50 Game Design Schools and Colleges in the U.S. in 2018.

  • USA Today College Guide (2018) ranked Rochester Institute of Technology #5th in Computer Software and Application.

Rochester Institute of Technology Tuition:

  • Tuition fee varies depending on the program you select.

  • The tuition fee is estimated to be 39,506 USD (2017).

Rochester Institute of Technology Acceptance Rate: Rochester Institute of Technology acceptance rate was 57% in the year 2015, now its 55%. In other words, for every 100 students who apply, 55 of them are admitted.

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Overview

Institution Type

(4 Years) Private Not-For-Profit
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Headquartered at

Rochester, New York

FAFSA/Federal School Code

002806
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Institutional Accreditation

MSCHE
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Historically Black College or University

No

Facilities

Military Friendly, Financial Aid, Veterans Friendly

Data Source: https://www.rit.edu/ritonline/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS, Federal Student Aid, CHEA.

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Statistics

Key Statistics
Acceptance Rate 55 %
Student Faculty Ratio 13: 1
Total Population 16,507
Student Population Full Time: 14,789 Part Time: 1,718
Gender Division Male: 66 % Female: 34 %
Admission Statistics Male Female
Total Applicants - 19,824 13,475 6,349
Total Applicants Admitted - 10,889 7,062 3,827
Applicants Enrolled - 2,604 1,703 901
Full time Applicants Enrolled - 2,602 1,702 900
Part Time Applicants Enrolled - 2 1 1

Graduation Rate

The College Monk

Male: 62 %

The College Monk

Female: 73 %

Total Graduation Rate: 66 %

Graduation rate with bachelors degree completed

Race & Ethnicity

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Majors and Online Programs

Schools and Colleges in Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

College of Applied Science and Technology

Majors available

Safety

Saunders College of Business

Majors available

Business Management

B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences

Majors available

Engineering Information Systems

Kate Gleason College of Engineering

Majors available

Interdisciplinary Studies

College of Health Sciences and Technology

Majors available

Health Science

College of Imaging Arts and Sciences

Majors available

Sociology

College of Liberal Arts

Majors available

Theology

College of Science

Majors available

Safety

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Admissions and Application Requirement

Admission Requirements
Secondary school GPA Required
Secondary school record Required
Completion of college-preparatory program Required
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) Required

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2016.

Application Fee
Undergraduate Application Fee $60
Graduate Application Fee $60

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2017.

Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)
Number of students submitting SAT scores 1,603
Number of students submitting ACT scores 1,001
Percent of students submitting SAT scores 62%
Percent of students submitting ACT scores 38%
SAT Math 600 average 540 - 660 range
SAT Critical Reading 630 average 580 - 680 range
SAT Writing 575 average 520 - 630 range
ACT Composite 28 average 26 - 31 range

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS for Fall 2015-2016.


Admissions to Rochester Institute of Technology

Admission Requirements for Bachelor Programs

  • Completion of the application form.

  • Completion of high school/ A Associate degree from a recognized university with an average GPA of 2.5 or higher.

  • Candidates must have completed required prerequisite coursework and a resume.

Admission Requirements for Master Programs

  • Completion of the application form.

  • A Bachelor's degree/ Baccalaureate degree from an accredited institution with an average GPA of 3.0 or higher.

  • Official transcripts for all previous institutions attended.

  • 2-3 letters of recommendation and a current resume.

  • A Personal Statement.

  • Candidates whose native language is not English must submit one of the following exam scores TOEFL, IELTS, and PTE.

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Financial Aid and Scholarships

State Aid

State Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
New York Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) $5,506 New York State resident, full-time undergraduates. March 1st, 2019
NYS Higher Education Opportunity Program $5,506 Economically and academically disadvantaged residents of New York state. March 1st, 2019
State Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
State Educational Loans $8,876 Undergraduate and graduate students. Enrolled at least halftime. June 30th, 2019

Data Source: https://www.rit.edu/ritonline/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid

Federal Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Pell Grant $4,456 Undergraduate Student. US Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. March 1st, 2019
Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG) $1,132 Undergraduate. U.S. Citizen or an Eligible Non- Citizen. March 1st, 2019
Federal Loans Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Direct Subsidized Loans $5,693 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. March 1st, 2019
Direct Unsubsidized Loans $5,693 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. March 1st, 2019
Direct PLUS Loans $18,467 U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Dependent students. March 1st, 2019
Federal Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Federal Work Study Varies U.S citizen or an eligible noncitizen. Enrolled at least half-time. Satisfactory academic progress. March 1st, 2019

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Institutional Aid

Institutional Scholarships Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
RIT Presidential Scholarships Varies Entering Freshmen. Demonstrate exceptional academic performance. Receive exemplary letters of recommendation as well as strong entrance exam scores. January 15th, 2019
RIT Founders Scholarships $2,500 Freshmen who have excelled academically, are active and involved in their schools or community, or demonstrate special talents or abilities January 15th, 2019
RIT Trustee Scholarships Varies Transfer applicants with a GPA of 3.3 or higher (computed by RIT) who will complete an associate degree before entering RIT. March 15th, 2019
RIT/FIRST Robotics Scholarships $2,500 Freshman, Participant in high school FIRST team Varies
RIT National Merit Scholarship $4,500 Freshman, National Merit Scholar finalists Varies
Institutional Grants Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
RIT Grants $20,000 Students demonstrating financial need. March 1st, 2019

Data Source: https://www.rit.edu/ritonline/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Military Aid

Military Financial Aid Award per year Eligibilty Application Deadline
Post 9/11 GI Bill $23,469 Individuals with at least 90 days of aggregate service after September 10, 2001. Honorably discharged with a service-connected disability after 30 days. Varies
Montgomery GI bill Varies For active duty or selected reserve members of Army, Navy, Air Force, Marines, and Coast Guard. Varies
Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA) Varies Eligible dependents of certain veterans who are permanently and totally disabled due to a service-related condition. Dependent of veterans who died while on active duty or as a result of a service-related condition. Varies
Yellow Ribbon Program Varies Eligible for the maximum benefit rate (100%) under the Post 9/11 GI Bill. Must not be on active duty or a spouse transferee of an active duty member. Varies

Data Source: https://www.rit.edu/ritonline/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal Aid based on family income

Family Income Average Federal Aid per year
Under $30,000 $23,036
$30,001 - $48,000 $23,114
$48,001 - $75,000 $23,874
$75,001 - $110,000 $25,082
Over $110,000 $34,694

Data Source: U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

Federal, State or Institutional Aid Awarded Percent Avg Amount per year
Undergraduate students awarded Pell grants 29% $4,245
Federal, State or Institutional aid awarded for Full-time, first-time undergraduates 91% $21,682
Federal Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 32% $5,239
Institutional Grant awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 90% $18,108
Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 71% $8,217
Federal Students Loans awarded for full-time, first-time undergraduates 69% $5,740
Average aid awarded as grant or scholarship $ 29,111
Military Aid
Number of students receiving (DOD) tuition assistance: 2
Total tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $7,000
Average tuition assistance awarded (DOD): $3,500
Tuition Policies for Veterans and Military https://www.rit.edu/emcs/ptgrad/veterans.php
Post-9/11 GI Bill Award Number of Students Amount per year
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits 185 $20,198
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduate students 158 $21,186
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduate students 27 $14,419

Data Source: https://www.rit.edu/ritonline/, U.S. Department of Education - IPEDS survey data for 2016 - 2017.

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