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Study at Rochester Institute of Technology

The Rochester Institute of Technology or RIT is a private university, located in Henrietta, New York. It was founded in 1829. The university is recognized for its information technology, imaging, business, engineering, art, and photography programs. RIT campus sits on 1,300 acres. The University consists of the following academic divisions:

  • B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
  • College of Applied Science and Technology
  • College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
  • E. Philip Saunders College of Business
  • Kate Gleason College of Engineering
  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf
RIT has more than 20 varsity sports teams which are nicknamed the Tigers.

Profile of Rochester Institute of Technology

Students attend Rochester Institute of Technology in Rochester, NY, a large suburb. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Rochester Institute of Technology degrees go up to the Doctoral degree.

Course Topics

The school is known for its programs in mathematics, engineering, photography and commercial art, computer science and engineering, and engineering technician.

Rochester Institute of Technology Selectivity

Rochester Institute of Technology is selective and does not offer open admission. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 530. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 560 and 670.


Rochester Institute of Technology has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student enrolment

There are 14,849 students at Rochester Institute of Technology . A very high share of students at the school are male.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Rochester Institute of Technology. The school offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. Rochester Institute of Technology values student athletics, and belongs to the Empire Eight.

Rochester Institute of Technology Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Computer Science and Engineering665information technology, computer science, computer engineering, network management, software engineering, data processing tech, computer and media applications, web design, . . .
Business and Management529 business management, management information systems, finance, sales and marketing, international business, human resources, hospitality marketing, accounting, . . .
Engineering373mechanical engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, materials engineering, various engineering courses, engineering, engineering management, metallurgical engineering, . . .
Photography and Commercial Art351 photography, commercial art, cinematography, drawing, printmaking
Liberal Arts268interdisciplinary studies, liberal arts and humanities, foreign languages and literature, economics, international relations, urban studies, American Sign Language
Engineering Technician267mechanical engineering tech, civil engineering tech, engineering technician, electrical/electronic tech, electromechanical tech, telecommunications tech, manufacturing tech, mechanical drafting, . . .
Science203biotechnology, ecology, biology, physical science courses, bioinformatics, chemistry, physics, biochemistry, . . .
Media179communication and journalism, animation and special effects, radio and TV tech, desktop publishing and imaging, graphic communications, communication studies, photo and film tech, publishing, . . .
Family and Social Work87 community organization, social work, foodservice management, food and nutrition, public policy analysis, social service professions, public administration
Design68industrial design, interior design, illustration, design and visual communication, graphic design
Medical Support and Technology 62sonography and ultrasound tech, physician assistant, nuclear medical tech, optometric tech, clinical lab tech
Mathematics60statistics, applied mathematics, computational mathematics, mathematics and statistics, mathematics
Therapy and Counseling58school psychology, psychology
Fine Arts49fine arts, metal and jewelry, ceramics, fine arts studies, textile arts, painting
Education and Teaching39secondary teaching, art education, instructional media design, school counseling
Hospitality38hospitality management, tourism and travel, hotel management
Medical Adminstration 36medical illustrator, health care facilities management, health services administration
Security and Law Enforcement33criminal justice and administration
Science and Laboratory Technician 9science tech
Art Studies7 visual and performing arts, art studies
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy4athletic trainer, exercise science
office and Administration2administrative assistant
Drama and Performing Arts2various performing arts
Medicine2health professions
Cooking and Culinary Arts0culinary arts services
Production Trades0furniture design

Contact: Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology

1 Lomb Memorial Dr

Rochester, NY 14623-5603

General Phone: (585) 475-2411


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