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About Rochester Institute of Technology
  • Year of Foundation 1829
  • Size of Campus 1,300 acres
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Quarter
  • Undergraduate Population 12,933
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 33%, 67%, 50%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $30,282
  • Room and Board $10,044
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee 50
  • Enrollment No. 13,056
RIT is a place where brilliant minds assemble and collaborate, where they pool together their individual talents across disciplines in service of big projects and big ideas. It is a vibrant community teeming with students collaborating with experts and specialists: a hub of innovation and creativity. It is an intersection of disciplines, a launching pad for a brilliant career, and a highly unique state of mind. It is a perfect environment in which to pursue your passion. Here, the future is envisioned each day. And remade each day after. The RIT community engages and motivates students through stimulating and collaborative experiences. Our mission is to provide technology-based educational programs for personal and professional development. We rigorously pursue new and emerging career areas.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frat chapter houses 7
  • Other on-campus organizations 6%
  • Number of honor societies Alpha Sigma Lambda, Phi Kappa Phi, Golden Key International, Phi Alpha, Pi Mu Epsilon (Mathematics), Order of Omega, Sigma Pi Sigma (Physics), Tau Alpha Pi (Engineering Technology), Tau Beta Pi (Engineering)
  • Percent students who are frat members 5%
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 5%
  • Setting Suburban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Asian Culture Society; Black Awareness Coordinating Committee; Caribbean Student Association; Deaf International Student Association; Hillel/Jewish Student Union; Global Union; Hindu Students Council; Latin American Student
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Brick City Festival; Spring Weekend; Intercollegiate Athletic events; Intramural Sports; RIT Idol Competition; Fraternity/Sorority Events; Student musical and theatre productions
  • Number of students in fraternities 17
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
  • Number of frats 17
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Buddhism and Meditation Club, Campus Crusade for Christ, Catholic Young Adult Newman Network, Hillel, Intervarsity Christian Fellowship, Muslim Student Association
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Number of sororities 8
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Rochester, New York (5), Buffalo, NY (70)
  • Distance to nearest train Rochester, NY (6)
  • Distance to nearest bus Rochester, NY (6)
Student Housing
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 35%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 128
  • College campus housing availability No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 1%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 5%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 6%
  • Number of students using college housing 60%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms, sorority housing, fraternity housing, apartments for married students, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students, other housing options
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 53%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 100%
Campus Services
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 63,904
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 300
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Museums "Clean room" facilities for microelectronic and microsystems engineering. More than 100 fully ventilated photography darkrooms and 50 art/photo studios. More than 50 million worth of printing and publishing equipment, including a Heidelberg "Sunday 2000"
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Subscriptions 2,519
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 200
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 1,500
  • Number of e-books 18,210
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Computer Courses No
  • Library Facilities The Cary Library collection includes 20,000 volumes on the history of printing, rare book illustration, book design, and other aspects of the graphic arts. The Wallace Library contains the university archives, and offers a number of special collections in
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Number Of Microforms 494,501
  • OS of Wifi Network yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 976
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 407,141
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 2,256
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other
Student Employment and Career
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 2,000
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 90%
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Rochester)
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Eastman Kodak Company IBM Xerox Microsoft
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 25%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
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