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Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology, founded in 1829, is a private, technological institution. It offers one of the nation's premier cooperative education programs. Two out of every three RIT students participate in cooperative education through full-time, paid work positions in business and industry, alternating with classes on campus. Programs are also offered through the Colleges of Applied Science and Technology, Business, Engineering, Imaging Arts and Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Science. Its 1,300-acre campus is located five miles from downtown Rochester.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 13,384
   Women 4,408 (32.9%)
   Men 8,976 (67.1%)
Graduate Students 3,123
Entrance Difficulty Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate 55% of 19,824 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered No
Early Decision Offered Yes
Regular Admission Deadline January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 3.70
SAT Math 590-690 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 550-650 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 26-31 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay   X    
Extracurricular Activities     X  
Cost of Attendance $53,093
  Tuition and Fees $38,568
  Room and Board $12,500
Average Percent of Need Met 87%
Average Freshman Award $25,200
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 1,015
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 15% of classes
10-19 students: 32% of classes
20-29 students: 18% of classes
30-39 students: 24% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 4% of classes
Over 100 students: 1% of classes
Rochester Population 210,532
Nearest Metropolitan Area Rochester
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 96% of freshmen, 55% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Tiger
Sororities 6% of women participate
Fraternities 5% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
8.4% Asian
4.8% Black/African-American
7.4% Hispanic/Latino
3.4% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
67.5% White
81.9% Unknown
International Students 6.0% from 97 countries
First-Year Students Returning 87.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 29.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 95%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 12.0%