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Rochester Institute of Technology

Bachelor's programmes

Environmental Studies & Earth Sciences (2)
Medicine & Health (2)
Applied Sciences & Professions (1)
Law (1)

About

History

RIT was born of an unlikely institutional marriage of an influential cultural association, the Rochester Athenaeum, founded in 1829, and a technical training school, the Mechanics Institute, founded in 1885. The institute adopted the name Rochester Institute of Technology in 1944 and awarded its first bachelor of science degree in 1955.

Education

Programs ranking in the top 10 nationally in the following areas: computing security, film and animation, fine arts (glass, metals and jewelry design), industrial design, online MBA, photography, and video game design.

Award-winning programs in a host of uncommon disciplines: sustainability, medical illustration, microelectronic engineering, packaging science, museum studies, American sign language/English interpretation, and diagnostic medical sonography.

Unique doctoral programs: RIT’s eight Ph.D. programs include astrophysics, color science, computing and information sciences, engineering, imaging science, mathematical modeling, microsystems engineering, and sustainability.

Research

RIT sponsored research grew by 18 percent in fiscal year 2018, reaching a record $78 million in funding. RIT received 340 new awards from a variety of state, federal, corporate, and foundation sponsors.

RIT’s strategic research initiatives are in the following areas: Cybersecurity, Personalized Healthcare Technology, the Future Photon Initiative, Remote Sensing with Unmanned Aerial Vehicles, and Computational Relativity and Gravitation.

Career

Each year RIT gathers information about the career plans of its graduates in accordance with national standards established for the National Association of Colleges and Employers (NACE). These outcome summaries are provided for both the university overall and each RIT college at both the undergraduate and advanced degree candidate levels and reflect the career activities of graduates within 6 months of their degree certification.

Global Student Satisfaction Awards 2019

GSSA 2019

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University Ranking

Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2020
641 28
2019
669 134
2018
803
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2020
801 -200
2019
601
2018
601
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.

Services

Housing services

At RIT there are two departments that work with your student in support of their residential experience:

Housing Operations: Responsible for the administration of housing assignments, student access, and the maintenance of the apartments, suites, and Greek circle.

Center for Residence Life: Provides staffing and expertise to support the development of a strong, positive community in residence halls and apartments on campus.

Library services

RIT Libraries advance knowledge, spark creativity, and connect communities. 

Medical services

The RIT Student Health Center provides high quality primary health care and education to students in a caring and supportive environment. Health Center staff approach health care from a holistic perspective. Recognizing that good health is an important component of a successful college experience, the Center strives to support students in illness prevention and developing healthy lifestyles.

Student Life

Campus life

RIT’s main campus is located in Henrietta, NY, and occupies 1,300 acres in suburban Rochester, the third-largest city in New York state. Rochester is large enough to provide the dining and night life opportunities you might expect in a bigger city, yet small and friendly enough to be inviting and accessible. Of the nearly 19,000 enrolled students, nearly 3,500 students are from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds along with more than 2,700 international students.

Sports facilities

  • RIT has 12 men’s varsity teams and 12 women’s varsity teams.
  • RIT men’s and women’s hockey are NCAA Division I programs.
  • More than 675 student-athletes compete in varsity athletics

Student clubs

With over 300 student clubs and organizations at RIT supporting over 13,000 on-campus and off-campus events, you are sure to stay busy at RIT. Whether you are into art, gaming, music, politics, science, sports, or theatre you’ll almost certainly find others at RIT who share your same passion.

  • A Cappella Council
  • Aikido Club
  • ALANA Artists Union
  • Amateur Radio Club
  • Astronomy Club
  • Black Awareness Coordinating Committee
  • Breakdance Club
  • Campus Life: Q Center
  • Deaf International Student Association
  • Fantasy Club
  • Film Makers Club
  • Interior Design Club
  • Latin Rhythm Dance Club
  • Robotics Club
  • Rocky Horror
  • Space Time Adventures at RIT
  • Storytellers
  • TEDx at RIT

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

RIT is an excellent university.

Anonymous rated 5 out of 5 stars

RIT Croatia is a good practice for the real world out there. Professors are friendly and considerate and student always feels like everyone on the campus is on his side.

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Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

It needs more cooperation between campuses all over the world. Every other thing was very good and helpful for my future.

Rochester, New York, United States

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