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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY, USA
3.95 Average Rating

The Rochester Institute of Technology is a 4-year private university of technology, arts, and design in northwest New York State. RIT is home to 11 colleges and schools conferring undergraduate degrees. Additionally, RIT offers a co-op program that allows students to work for more than 2,000 employers across the country while maintaining student status with the college. For athletically-inclined students, RIT fields 24 men’s and women’s sports teams known as the Tigers.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed

Need Blind

This school does not consider an applicant’s financial situation when deciding admission

Level of Institution
4 Year
Campus Setting
Suburb or town

0
100
57%
Acceptance Rate

Admissions Requirements

SAT
Yes
ACT
Yes
Transcript
Yes

Important Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 15, 2020 May 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2019

Admitted Student Stats

In-State Students
48%
Out-Of-State Students
46%
38%
Submitting ACT
62%
Submitting SAT
Average ACT Composite: 28
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1315
0
1600
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
16,584
Total Number of Undergrads
13,515
Academic Calendar

Semester

Classroom Sizes

2-19 Students
49%
20-39 Students
39%
40-99 Students
10%
0
100
34%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
70%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$30,187
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Tuition
In-State Tuition In-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who meet the state's or institution's residency requirements. In-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students residing in the locality in which they attend school and may be a lower rate than in-state tuition if offered by the institution.
$42,345
Out-of-State Tuition Out-of-state tuition is the tuition charged by institutions to those students who do not meet the state’s or institution’s residency requirements. Out-of-district tuition is the tuition charged by the institution to those students not residing in the locality in which they attend school.
$42,345
Additional Costs
Room and Board The weighted average for room and board and other expenses is generated as follows:
  • (amount for on-campus room, board and other expenses * # of students living on-campus.
  • + amount for off-campus (with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus with family
  • + amount for off-campus (not with family) room, board and other expenses * # of students living off-campus not with family)
divided by the total # of students. Students whose living arrangements are unknown are excluded from the calculation. For some institutions the # of students by living arrangement will be known, but dollar amounts will not be known. In this case the # of students with no corresponding dollar amount will be excluded from the denominator.
$13,046
Books and Supplies
$1082

Aid & Grants

0
100
87%
Need Met
Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid. Federal gift aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Aid Per Year
$21,055
Students Receiving Grants Percent of undergraduate students awarded grant aid. Grant aid includes any grant or scholarship aid awarded, from the federal government, a state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.
29%
Average Federal Grant Aid Per Year
$5,311
Average Institution Grant Aid Per Year
$17,846

Student Loans

Students Borrowing Loans Loans to students - Any monies that must be repaid to the lending institution for which the student is the designated borrower. Includes all Title IV subsidized and unsubsidized loans and all institutionally- and privately-sponsored loans. Does not include PLUS and other loans made directly to parents.
67%
Average Loan Amount Per Year
$8,876
Average Debt at Graduation The median federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated. This figure includes only federal loans; it excludes private student loans and Parent PLUS loans.
$24,250
Median Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 5.05% interest rate.
$298
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
68%
32%
Student Organizations
305
Size of Town
Suburb or town
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes

Housing

0
100
68%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Tiger
School Colors
Orange/Brown
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Not applicable

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Rochester
New York
Boston
Washington
San Francisco
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
95%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$67,800
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What Students Are Saying

3.95 Average Rating
RIT accepts a lot of people, but not many stay.
It's not because the brilliant computer labs, gym, pool, libraries, pleasant dorms and grounds, or the other great amenities are dissatisfying...
It is because RIT is a genuinely challenging, hands-on school that may not be for everyone.
Gabrielle from Franklinville, NY
RIT students have a lot of spirit- the orientation program has many options to choose form so that you can meet like-minded students easily. The campus is very walkable with green space throughout- there is never far to walk to be able to sit down on the grass and hang out. Even though it is a tech oriented school, there are a lot of athletics available.
Lyn from Braintree, MA
Academically amazing. Socially handicapped. You'll find a job.
Elvis from Rochester, NY

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