• Address: 100 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623

  • Phone Number: (585) 475-2400

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

About

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a private not-for-profit, a doctoral institution that was established in the year 1829 as the Athenaeum, an association for cultivating and promoting literature, science, and the arts. The Athenaeum was located in the Reynolds Arcade and a small reading room with a library. In the year 1847, the Athenaeum merged with Mechanics Literature Association and continued the tradition of public lectures, book reviews, and debates. 

In 1903, the institute established five academic departments that included industrial arts, mechanic arts, manual training, domestic science, and fine arts. By 1966 RIT was chosen as the home campus for the federally sponsored National Technical Institute for the Deaf. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT). The program majorly focuses on primary care for patients.

In the year 1979, the Distance Learning program was created and by 1990, the enrollment was around 13,195 for their different programs and now they have 16,500 students. The main aim of the university is to provide students with the best education possible and prepare them for successful careers in the global society. 

  • The student-faculty ratio is 13:1.

  • RIT acceptance rate is 55%.

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Notable Alumni includes John Resig, William Snyder, Robert Duffy Matt Hamill, and more. 

  • The graduation rate of the university is 66%.

  • The total student population of the university is 16,507, which includes 14,789 full time and 1,718 part-time students.

  • RIT is regionally accredited and has met the standards of the Middle States Commission on Higher Education.

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) address is 100 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623.


Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Online

RIT online programs are well-structured and are accredited. Online classes are taught by the same expert faculty as those on campus. A student will earn a prestigious degree by taking up their classes from anywhere in the world. Whether a student wants to enhance their skills or make a career change, the institute has a flexible portfolio of options.

  • RIT provides 42 online programs across various disciplines. Rochester Institute of Technology majors includes Applied Sciences, Business Management, Computer Science, Design, Engineering, Environmental Science, Health Science and many more

  • RIT Online connects students with advanced resources and the faculty to help a student to balance the demands of work, family, and college. RIT strives to bring fresh, dynamic and customized content. RIT Online provides RSS feeds, timely articles, videos, and academic resources.

  • myRIT is the university's student portal, where it enables students to view information relating to the grades, course, announcements, attendance, and many more by just logging in into their account with the credentials provided by the institute.

  • eServices - RIT's eServices serves institute's students, faculty, staff, parents, and third parties & sponsors. A student has to log in to view information such as tuition statements, class schedules, add funds to Tiger Bucks and food debit, and add parent access. These are almost the same services available even for the faculty and staff members. 

  • myCourses Login is the platform that allows students and faculties to interact and access course materials online. This resource provides faculty with a variety of tools to promote interaction and provide resources. myCourses are basically the university's learning management system that can be accessed by students by logging in into their account.


Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Colleges 

RIT provides various programs through 8 colleges that are as follows. 

College of Applied Science and Technology Saunders College of Business
B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences Kate Gleason College of Engineering
College of Health Sciences and Technology  College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
College of Liberal Arts College of Science

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Reviews

  •  Students say that the RIT has the most welcoming environment and all the faculty are extremely helpful and even the complex curriculum are taught easily with no confusions. 
  • The degree from RIT has very high value, best companies in the U.S come to hire the promising candidates and student who works hard will be placed in one of the best companies that come to campus.

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

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

Campus Life

The student life in the campus will be filled completely with energy and excitement. It is very easy for a student in the institutions to find what they like and are passionate about and join the club or organization that works on helping a student to develop on what they are passionate about. RIT attracts students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries around the world and provide them with a learning environment that is very rich in diversity, residence halls, and much more. Some of the organizations in the institution are given below.

  • The institution has around 300 active clubs and organizations. The Campus Life Clubs bring students of similar interests together and provide them with numerous opportunities to become effective leaders in the future. 

  • Global Union is the largest student organization in RIT that works on promoting the understanding of diversity and development of multicultural movements within the institute by encouraging interaction, communications, and cooperations among different groups at RIT.

  • College Activities Board (CAB) is a student-run organization that serves as a coordinating body for all major student activities and events. The CAB takes up an initiative to organize and host all the entertaining and engaging events across the RIT campus to keep all their students engaged and enrich students experience.

  • WITR is an FM radio station that is operated by the students. It is the voice of the students as well as the institute.

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Bookstore serves students and allows them to buy/rent/sell back all their textbooks and study materials. They can even buy gifts, supplies, electronics, accessories, and much more.

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) athletics teams are named as RIT Tigers who represent institute in intercollegiate athletics and plays in NCAA Division III/Division I.

Statistics

Key Statistics
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 %

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.

Majors and Online Programs

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) offers 42 online programs across 11 Majors

Information Systems

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Health Science

Offering 4 programs accross 3 degrees

Applied Science

Offering 8 programs accross 5 degrees

Business Management

Offering 12 programs accross 4 degrees

Media Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Computer Science

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Information Technology

Offering 2 programs accross 1 degrees

Environmental Science

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Engineering

Offering 4 programs accross 2 degrees

Interdisciplinary Studies

Offering 1 programs accross 1 degrees

Design

Offering 3 programs accross 2 degrees

Admissions

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Acceptance Rate is 55%

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

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

Admission Statistics
Total Applicants 19,824
Total Applicants Admitted 10,889
Applicants Enrolled 2,604
Full time Applicants Enrolled 2,602
Part Time Applicants Enrolled 2
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.

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) 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.

Financial Aid and Scholarships

RIT's office of financial aid and scholarships assists students and their families in identifying the sources that are available for them to make their education affordable in RIT. The institute offers financial aid in the form of Scholarships, Loans, and Grants. Students who are looking for the financial assistance has to fill up the FAFSA form.

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) federal school code is 002806.

  • Federal Aid includes grants such as Pell Grants, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), and loans such as Direct Subsidized Loan, Direct Unsubsidized Loan, and Direct PLUS Loan. Federal Work-Study option provides students with part-time job opportunities to earn money to pay for their education.

  • State Aids includes grants such as New Tork Tuition Assistance Program (TAP) and NYS Higher Education Opportunity Program.

  • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) Scholarships includes RIT Presidential Scholarships, RIT Founders Scholarships, RIT Trustee Scholarships, RIT/FIRST Robotics Scholarships, RIT National Merit Scholarship, and RIT Grants.

  • Military Aid includes the Post 9/11 GI Bill, Montgomery GI bill, Survivors & Dependents Assistance (DEA), and Yellow Ribbon Program.

State Grants and Scholarships

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.

Scholarships and Grants

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 and Veteran Benefits

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
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.

Library

The institute's library is named as Wallace Library and is the best location in the campus to meet, read, or relax. The library has millions of books, journals, articles, and more in various formats such as videos, audios, and images. 

  • RIT has a lot of collection in the library and it facilitates students by sending them an alert once a month, that includes tips to help students with their coursework and invitations to events designed to expand knowledge and connect with institute's community.

  • The library collection includes RIT Archives, which includes a rich history and special collection such as art collection and Deaf studies archive, Cary Collection, Graphic Design Archive, RIT Scholar Works, and Digital Archive.

  • ConnectNY is the association of thousands of academic libraries in New York. A student can borrow or view a collection of eBooks from their shared catalog. 

  • Interlibrary Loan (ILL) and Document Delivery Service. ILL can be used by the student to request materials including journals, books, research papers, media, reports, and more from other partnered libraries.

  • Noodlebib is an online citation building tool that a student to create formatted bibliographies using APA, MLA, or Chicago styles. 

  • RIT libraries also help students for their research by providing tools such as LibX, Library Extension, Zotero, EndNote, Assignment Calculator, and more.

Rankings

Some of the ranking given to the institute are as follows

Rankings by US News

  • RIT is ranked 43 in 'Best Value Schools'.

  • The institute is ranked 64 in 'Best Colleges for Veterans'.

  • The institute is ranked 102 in 'National Universities'.

FAQ's

  What are the online programs available at RIT?

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) offers 42 online programs across 11 Majors.

  Where is the headquarters of the RIT?

RIT is headquartered in Rochester, New York.

  What is the total population of RIT?

The total student population of the university is 16,507, which includes 14,789 full time and 1,718 part-time students.

  What is the graduation rate?

The graduation rate is 66%.

  What is the student-faculty ratio of the RIT?

The student-faculty ratio of the RIT is 13:1.

  Is the RIT is a public type?

No, Rochester Institute of Technology is a private not-for-profit institution.

  What is the acceptance rate of the RIT?

The acceptance rate is 55%.

  Is RIT accredited?

Yes, RIT is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE)

  What is the SAT score required to get into RIT?

The SAT score required to get into RIT is 600 out of 1603.

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