Rochester Institute of Technology.

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY4 year degree
Acceptance rate

About Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a private research university in the town of Henrietta in the Rochester, New York metropolitan area. The university offers undergraduate and graduate degrees, including doctoral and professional degrees and online masters as well. The university was founded in 1829 and is the tenth largest private university in the country in terms of full-time students. It is internationally known for its science, computer, engineering, and art programs, as well as for the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, a leading deaf-education institution that provides educational opportunities to more than 1000 deaf and hard-of-hearing students. RIT is known for its Co-op program that gives students professional and industrial experience. It has the fourth oldest and one of the largest Co-op programs in the world. It is classified among "R2: Doctoral Universities – High research activity".RIT student population is approximately 19,000 students, about 16,000 undergraduate and 3000 graduate. Demographically, students attend from all 50 states in the United States and from more than 100 countries around the world. The university has more than 4000 active faculty and staff members who engage with the students in a wide range of academic activities and research projects. It also has branches abroad, its global campuses, located in China, Croatia and United Arab Emirates (Dubai). Fourteen RIT alumni and faculty members have been recipients of the Pulitzer Prize.


  • Offers certificate, bachelor's, master's, doctoral, and associate degrees
  • 12,858 students
  • 0.32 faculty staff per student
  • Campus housing available

Notable programs at Rochester Institute of Technology

Fine Arts
Most popular degree

The most popular degrees are Fine Arts, Visual and Performing Arts, Environmental Science, Biology, Business, Accounting, Finance, and International Business.

Acceptance Rates

Acceptance Rate in 2017
Avg SAT Scores in 2017

11,599 students out of 20,451 applicants were accepted into Rochester Institute of Technology. They had an average SAT score of 1315. 62% of people submitted their SAT score along with their applications while 38% chose to submit their ACT score.

Tuition and costs

Undergraduate tuition (2017)

In 2017, the cost of tuition at Rochester Institute of Technology was $40,068. After taking into account the costs of books and supplies, room and board, and general living expenses, the average cost for students was $54,714.

Financial aid available at Rochester Institute of Technology

Of undergrads receive grants
Of undergrads receive federal loans

86% of undergraduate students at Rochester Institute of Technology received grants or loans in 2017.

The average award discount is the ratio between the average grant or scholarship value, and the cost, which is the sum of tuition, room, board, book, supplies, and other living expenses.

Average student living expenses at Rochester Institute of Technology

Room & board
Books & supplies

The average yearly cost of room and board at Rochester Institute of Technology was of $12,666 in 2017. During the same period, the average yearly cost of books and supplies was $1,066.

Diversity at Rochester Institute of Technology

Ethnic Mix, 2017

Student Gender Mix, 2017