Rochester Institute of Technology campus
Rochester Institute of Technology campus
Rochester Institute of Technology campus
Rochester Institute of Technology campus
Rochester Institute of Technology campus
Rochester Institute of Technology campus
Rochester Institute of Technology campus
Rochester Institute of Technology campus
Rochester Institute of Technology campus
Rochester Institute of Technology campus
Rochester Institute of Technology campus
Rochester Institute of Technology campus
Rochester Institute of Technology campus
Rochester Institute of Technology campus

From the School

As one of the world's leading career-oriented, technological universities, RIT's goal is to prepare students for 21st century career success.

RIT is a place where brilliant minds assemble and collaborate, where they pool together their individual talents across disciplines in service of creative projects and innovative solutions. It is a vibrant community teeming with students collaborating with experts and specialists; a hub of innovation and creativity. As one of the nation’s largest private universities, RIT has an unmatched array of specialized, career-oriented academic programs that attracts designers, artists, photographers, journalists, and filmmakers on the one hand, and scientists, engineers, computing scientists, social scientists, and entrepreneurs on the other. It is 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.

Overall

From The School

RIT seeks a diverse and multicultural student body. Entering students come from a variety of geographic, social, cultural, economic, and ethnic backgrounds. Admission to RIT is competitive, but the admission process is a personal one. The university is interested in learning about students' interests, abilities, and goals in order to provide the best information and guidance as they select the college that is right for them. Factors considered in our admission decisions include, but are not limited to, past high school and/or college performance (particularly in required academic subjects), admission test scores, competitiveness of high school or previous college, and academic program selected.

Students applying for freshman admission for the fall semester (September) may apply through an Early Decision Plan or Regular Decision Plan. The Early Decision Plan is designed for students who consider RIT their first-choice college and wish to make an early commitment regarding admission. Early Decision requires that candidates file their applications and supporting documents by November 15. Regular Decision applicants should file the required application materials by January 15.


Overview

Applicants
18,598
Acceptance Rate
57%
Average HS GPA
3.60

Test Scores

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SAT Reading
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
550 - 660
SAT Math
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
580 - 690
SAT Writing
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
520 - 630
ACT Composite
25th-75th percentile (enrolled students)
26 - 31

Testing Policies


ACT Writing Policy
ACT with or without Writing accepted

Deadlines

Early Decision
December 1

Regular
February 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA

Selectivity Rating

Overall

From The School


Academic Programs

RIT is one of the world's leading career-oriented, technological universities. At RIT, some of the world's most talented, ambitious, and creative students find a remarkable array of academic programs; diverse, talented and accessible faculty; sophisticated facilities; an unusual emphasis on experiential learning; and a vibrant, connected community that is home to students from more than 100 countries. RIT's nine colleges offer more than 90 undergraduate programs in areas such as engineering, computing, information technology, engineering technology, business, hospitality, art, design, science, psychology, public policy, game design, photography, film and animation, health sciences, and biomedical sciences. Excelling in teaching and research, RIT's faculty are passionate about their role in the classroom and in their field. RIT's faculty are diverse, innovative and resourceful, and engage students in the process of personal and professional discovery. To complement their specialized field of study, students select from more than 80 minors available at RIT. Students can also complete a master's degree in five years through one of the university's accelerated BS/MS or 4+1 MBA programs. Since 1912, the hallmark of an RIT has been experiential education. RIT was among the first universities in the world to offer cooperative education, and its co-op program is now one of the largest in the world. Last year more than 4,100 co-op students alternated periods of study on campus with paid employment in nearly 2,100 firms across the United States and overseas. Experiential learning also includes internships, study abroad, and undergraduate research. Regardless of background or academic interest, students find that RIT offers a stimulating environment for intellectual and personal growth.

Since 1912, the hallmark of an RIT has been experiential education. RIT was among the first universities in the world to offer cooperative education, and its co-op program is now one of the largest in the world. Last year more than 4,300 co-op students alternated periods of study on campus with paid employment in nearly 2,300 firms across the United States and overseas. Experiential learning also includes internships, study abroad, and undergraduate research.

Majors and Degrees Offered

Few universities provide RIT's variety of career-oriented programs. RIT's nine colleges offer more than 90 undergraduate programs in areas such as engineering, computing, information technology, engineering technology, business, hospitality, art, design, science, psychology, public policy, game design, photography, film and animation, health sciences, and biomedical sciences.

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
1,483
with Terminal Degree
716

929
Men
554
Women
224
Minority
47
International

Most frequent class size
10 - 19
Most frequent lab / sub section size
10 - 19


Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
34%
Graduate in 5 years
62%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Majors

  • Architecture and Related Service

  • City/Urban, Community and Regional Planning

  • Biological and Biomedical Sciences

  • Biochemistry
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomathematics and Bioinformatics, Other
  • Biomedical Sciences, General
  • Biotechnology

  • Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services

  • Accounting
  • Business/Commerce, General
  • Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
  • Finance, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, General
  • Hospitality Administration/Management, Other
  • Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
  • International Business/Trade/Commerce
  • Management Information Systems, General
  • Marketing/Marketing Management, General
  • Resort Management
  • Restaurant/Food Services Management
  • Tourism and Travel Services Management

  • Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs

  • Advertising
  • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
  • Journalism
  • Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, other any instructional program in organizational communication, public relations, and advertising not listed above
  • Public Relations/Image Management

  • Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services

  • Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects
  • Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
  • Graphic Communications, General
  • Graphic Communications, Other
  • Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
  • Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
  • Printing Management

  • Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services

  • Artificial Intelligence and Robotics
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences,Other
  • Computer and Information Systems Security
  • Computer Graphics
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
  • Computer Systems Analysis/Analyst
  • Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
  • Computer/Information Technology Services Administration and management, Other
  • Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
  • Information Technology
  • System Administration/Administrator
  • System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
  • Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design
  • Web/Multimedia Management and Webmaster

  • Education

  • Art Teacher Education
  • Education/Teaching of Individuals with Hearing Impairments Including Deafness

  • Engineering

  • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
  • Biomedical/Medical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Hardware Engineering
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
  • Engineering Science
  • Engineering, General
  • Engineering, Other
  • Industrial Engineering
  • Manufacturing Engineering
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians

  • Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
  • Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
  • Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
  • Hazardous Materials Management and Waste Technology/Technician
  • Manufacturing Technology/Technician
  • Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
  • Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians, Other
  • Telecommunications Technology/Technician
  • Water Quality and Wastewater Treatment Management and Recycling Technology/Technician

  • English Language and Literature/Letters

  • Technical and Business Writing

  • Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences

  • Foodservice Systems Administration/Management

  • Foreign languages, literatures, and Linguistics

  • American Sign Language (ASL)
  • Sign Language Interpretation and Translation

  • Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences

  • Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician
  • Health/Health Care Administration/Management
  • Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator
  • Medical Informatics
  • Physician Assistant
  • Pre-Dentistry Studies
  • Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
  • Pre-Pharmacy Studies
  • Pre-Veterinary Studies

  • Legal Professions and Studies

  • Pre-Law Studies

  • Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities

  • General Studies

  • Mathematics and Statistics

  • Applied Mathematics
  • Computational Mathematics
  • Statistics, General

  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

  • Biopsychology
  • Cultural Resource Management and Policy Analysis
  • International/Global Studies
  • Mathematics and Computer Science
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other

  • Natural Resources and Conservation

  • Environmental Science

  • Personal and Culinary Services

  • Restaurant, Culinary, and Catering Management/Manager

  • Philosophy and Religious Studies

  • Philosophy

  • Physical Sciences

  • Chemistry, General
  • Physics, General
  • Polymer Chemistry

  • Precision Production

  • Furniture Design and Manufacturing
  • Woodworking, General

  • Psychology

  • Physiological Psychology/Psychobiology
  • Psychology, General
  • School Psychology

  • Public Administration and Social Service Professions

  • Public Policy Analysis

  • Reserve Officer Training Corps (JROTC, ROTC)

  • Air Force JROTC/ROTC
  • Army JROTC/ROTC
  • Navy/Marine Corps JROTC/ROTC

  • Security and Protective Services

  • Corrections and Criminal Justice, Other
  • Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration
  • Criminal Justice/Police Science
  • Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
  • Fire Protection and Safety Technology/Technician

  • Social Sciences

  • Applied Economics
  • Economics, General
  • International Relations and Affairs

  • Visual and Performing Arts

  • Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
  • Cinematography and Film/Video Production
  • Commercial and Advertising Art
  • Commercial Photography
  • Crafts/Craft Design, Folk Art and Artisanry
  • Design and Applied Arts, Other
  • Film/Cinema Studies
  • Film/Video and Photographic Arts, Other
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • Graphic Design
  • Illustration
  • Industrial Design
  • Interior Design
  • Intermedia/Multimedia
  • Metal and Jewelry Arts
  • Painting
  • Photography
  • Printmaking
  • Sculpture


Students Say

This western New York academic stalwart boasts one of the country's oldest (and largest) co-op programs and regularly turns out job-ready students from its arts, business, and engineering programs alike. Rochester Institute of Technology is laser-focused on "creating students that are more than prepared to enter the job force," and faculty "bring the material to life" by keeping lectures workrelated and placing emphasis on "how you would use what we are learning on the job site." "Professors work with the students and see them as equals," says one mechanical engineering major. "When I'm in the classroom I feel like I'm learning and that I have a voice."

The workload is legendarily daunting and "you will have to reach out and form study groups and pull all-nighters," but professors are "more than happy to help their students" and "truly take pride in helping their students become successful." While the material may be difficult, faculty "are willing to stay after hours, meet with the student, and hold group study/review sessions to help their students understand the material." The easy A is "not very common, especially in engineering classes," but "if you work hard, you will be recognized and grades will reflect that."

The opportunity for students to dip their toes into real world experience abounds throughout the college, and the paid co-op program (mandatory for most majors) is considered by many to be "the best thing anyone could ever choose to go through if you are a career-driven individual." Additionally, there are "plenty of materials and machines students can use for free where in other schools you still have to pay."


Degrees

Associate
Bachelor's
Certificate
Doctoral
Master's
Post-Master's certificate

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Notable Faculty


Prominent Alumni


Tom Curley '77
President, The Associated Press

Bruce James '64
CEO, US Government Printing Office

Daniel Carp '73
Former CEO, Eastman Kodak Company

Dan Loh '95
Pulitzer Prize Winner in Photojournalism

Kristine Simmons '90
Special Assistant to President George W. Bush

William Snyder '81
Pulitzer Prize Winner in Photojournalism

Ken Bielenberg '87
Visual Effects Supervisor, Dreamworks Inc. (Shrek)

Academic Rating

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
34%
Graduate in 5 years
62%
Graduate in 6 years
70%

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Regional Alumni
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

ROI & Outcomes

Information from PayScale:

Starting Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$55,900

Mid-Career Median Salary (Up to Bachelor's degree completed, only)
$83,900

Starting Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$56,500

Mid-Career Median Salary (At least Bachelor's degree)
$85,200

Percent High Job Meaning
45%

Percent STEM
52%


Students Say

RIT has “a great focus on what students will do once they leave the classroom,” and all professors have experience in the real world and “use that experience and those connections to help us anyway they can.” The attention paid to making sure students get more than just a formal education helps students to graduate with real-world connections and skills that employers recognize and desire. The Office of Career Services and Cooperative Education helps arrange for counseling, mentors, job prep, portfolio reviews, and career fairs, keeping the hire rate straight out of college well above 90 percent. The average starting salary for those graduates who visited PayScale.com was $55,900 with 45 percent of these graduates reporting they felt their jobs had high social meaning.

Colleges that Create Futures

Overview

From The School


Tuition, Room, Board and Fees

For 2016-17, tuition and fees cost $38,568; room and board averaged $12,274; and books, transportation, and other expenses averaged $2,026.

Financial Aid

RIT's Office of Financial Aid and Scholarships assists students and their families in identifying sources of financial aid to help meet the cost of a quality education. Currently, more than 12,000 RIT undergraduate and graduate students receive over $300 million dollars in financial assistance from federal, state, and institutional resources, in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time employment.

Dates

Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 1

Required Forms

FAFSA
School
State Aid

Bottom Line

Tuition is set at $36,596 for all students, with an additional room and board cost of $11,918. Fortunately, around 77 percent of undergraduates receive meritor need-based financial aid, with first-years receiving an average gift-based award of $18,500. As many undergrads earn money for their cooperative rotations, tuition costs are often offset by earnings while matriculated.

Bang For Your Buck

The school has one of the largest co-op programs in the world (drawing from more than 1,900 employers “at the types of places you grow up dreaming of working for”), and most of the school’s majors offer these paid career-related work experiences that prepare students “to be a key asset at any job.” Additionally, there are numerous merit-based scholarships up for grabs, including the RIT Presidential Scholarship, which awards first-years above a certain SAT score and academic rank up anywhere from $10,000 to $16,000 per year; Achievement Scholarships for various programs of study that award $7,000 to $10,000 per year to students of distinguished academic marks and involvement; as well as other $7,000 annual awards for specific study interests such as robotics and computing.

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$22,000

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$20,000

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,500

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
77%

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$38,198

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$24,000

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$38,024
Required Fees
$544
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,050

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$5,112
Transportation for Commuters
$300

On-Campus Room and Board
$12,274
Comprehensive Fee

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodology
Federal and Institutional

Scholarships and Grants

Need-Based
 

Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based Private Scholarships
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Non-Need-Based
Institutional non-need-based scholarship or grant aid is available

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Financial Aid Rating

Overall

From The School

The backgrounds and interests of RIT students contribute in many ways to the quality of campus life. With students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, RIT is a living-learning environment rich in diversity in classrooms, residence halls, and everywhere else on campus. RIT attracts students from every state and approximately 2,700 international students from more than 100 countries. Embodying our commitment to diversity, nearly 3,200 students of color have elected to study at RIT. Adding a social and educational dynamic not found at any other university are more than 1,200 deaf and hard-of-hearing students supported by RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

Students take their academic pursuits seriously, but they'll be the first to tell you that they are passionate about life outside of the lectures, labs and studios. RIT is alive with energy and excitement-24/7. A number of campus organizations and student services focus on the unique needs and interests of minority, deaf, and international students at RIT. You'll have plenty of opportunity to interact with a mind expanding mix of people. More than 7,100 full-time students live on campus in residence halls or apartments, and our self-contained, suburban location creates a safe and secure atmosphere. Clubs and organizations exist to bring students of similar interest together and provide them with opportunities to become effective leaders. These groups enhance the quality of student life by fostering social interaction, leadership development, school spirit and an affinity to RIT. Clubs and Organizations promote activities, diversity, service and learning outside of the classroom. Currently there are approximately 200 active clubs, 10 Major Student Organizations, and 30 Greek Organizations on campus. Last year, clubs and organizations held nearly 1,300 events on campus.

RIT's intercollegiate teams have a history of excellence, recording many impressive seasons and capturing a number of conference and national championships. The men's and women's hockey teams are Division I. The remainder of the intercollegiate teams competes at Division III. RIT teams are members of the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), the Eastern College Athletic Conference (ECAC), the Atlantic Hockey Association, the College Hockey America, the Liberty League, and the New York State Womens Collegiate Athletic Association.


Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
13,543
Foreign Countries Represented
68

Demographics

7.56%
Asian
4.95%
African-American
7.11%
Hispanic
65.80%
Caucasian
5.42%
Unknown
5.86%
International

32% female
68% male
46% are out of state
92% are full time
8% are part time

Students Say

RIT is a place "where diversity is highlighted [and] academics are prominent," and the population is "as unique and diverse as they come." This environment "allows for a good [facsimile] of the real world." The school's internationally recognized National Technical Institute for the Deaf means there are "amazing accommodations for deaf and hard of hearing students that attend the university," including "notetaking, interpreters, [and C Print® technology]," and a vibrant LGBT+ community also exists on campus. "Video games are a way of life" and students tend to have a nerdy streak ("We are geeky and we love it"). Large groups and clubs for "anime, World of Warcraft, [and] chain mail" happily thrive among students that are all "very accepting of each other's interests." "This is where students are able to create what their minds generate. It's like teenager's dream," says one.

Overview

From The School


Location

RIT's 1,300-acre campus is located in the suburbs, about six miles from downtown Rochester, NY. More than 7,100 diverse, creative, ambitious students live on campus in residence halls or apartments, and the self-contained, suburban location gives the campus a safe, residential atmosphere. RIT also maintains campuses in Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo.

Campus Facilities & Equipment

The campus is filled with the latest equipment, software, laboratories, and conveniences to give students the tools they need to excel. RIT offers academic facilities that are rarely matched on other university campuses.

Off-Campus Opportunities

Rochester provides a perfect setting--it's large enough to provide the dining, shopping, and night life opportunities found in a bigger city, yet small and friendly enough to be inviting and accessible. In fact, Rochester was ranked 10th best among large cities in the Northeast in a recent Money magazine Best Places to Live in America survey. The greater Rochester area is home to more than 1 million people, making it the third-largest metropolitan area in New York State. Rochester's reputation as an active and inventive community is supported by extensive cultural and intellectual opportunities.

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
55%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

First-Year Students living on campus
96%

Campus Environment
Small Urban

Housing Options

Apartment Married
Apartment Single
Disabled Student
Dorms Coed
Frat Sorority
International Student
Other
Theme Housing
Wellness Housing

Students Say

While schoolwork takes up the majority of students' time, outside the classroom they "are constantly doing something to keep busy," whether that's joining one of the 300-plus clubs or chilling at the lab. "RIT has a culture for everybody," so if you are interested in a broad topic like computing, "there are a dozen different clubs/ societies that you can join to learn more about whatever niche topic interests you."

Students cop to their being "a large gamer population" at RIT, and both electronic and tabletop gaming clubs and tournaments are wildly popular, as is anime. Hockey is a huge part of RIT and "it is very common to see a large number of students at the games." People also "go to the free on-campus movies, see guest speakers, listen to comedians, and attend events hosted by the College Activities Board."

The atmosphere and layout of the campus are beautifully balanced in that "it is not very spread out but not very small at the same time." More than half of the growing population of students live in on-campus, meaning housing "is not always available for everyone who applies" and dorms can be crowded. As one student notes: "The existing infrastructure is okay at best."


Special Needs Admissions


Type of Program
For all students with disabilities

Director
Susan Ackerman, Coordinator

College Entrance Tests Required
Yes

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered

Calculator allowed in exams
Yes

Dictionary allowed in exams
No

Computer allowed in exams
Yes

Spellchecker allowed in exams
Yes

Extended test time
Yes

Scribes
Yes

Proctors
Yes

Oral exams
Yes

Notetakers
Yes

Distraction-free environment
Yes

Accommodation for students with ADHD
No

Reading machine
Yes

Other assistive technology
Yes

Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
205
Number of Honor Societies
9

Number of Social Sororities
10
Number of Religious Organizations
5

5% join a fraternity
6% join a sorority

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

Men's Sports (Tigers)
14 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Wrestling
Women's Sports (Tigers)
14 Sports

Basketball
Cheerleading
Crew Rowing
Cross Country
Diving
Ice Hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Day Care
Health
Womens Center
LGBT Support Groups
Minority Support Groups: www.rit.edu/northstar

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institutions: University of Rochester
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Rochester Institute of Technology is known for being on the cutting edge of innovation. The New York State Pollution Prevention Institute is headquartered at RIT. The institute founded the Golisano Institute for Sustainability, which is committed to advancing education and research in sustainability. RIT’s Committee for Sustainable Practices was established to advise the campus on environmental issues, policies, procedures, and curricular activities, and to partner with public officials and local environmental groups on sustainability initiatives. RIT’s president, William Destler, has signed the ACUPCC, ensuring that the institute will have a formal plan for reducing energy consumption and greenhouse gas emissions on campus. To further these efforts, RIT has determined that all new construction projects will seek, at minimum, LEED Silver. There are currently two projects seeking LEED Gold, one seeking LEED Silver, and The Golisano Institute for Sustainability is seeking LEED Platinum. These are in addition to the College of Applied Science and Technology LEED Gold building and the University Services Center LEED Platinum building already on campus. RIT has also put together a $38 million heating and cooling plant replacement project that will go a long way toward reducing campus emissions and improving overall energy efficiency. Lastly, RIT has taken sustainability to a new height as solar panels developed in RIT’s labs were launched on the final mission of the space shuttle.

School Has Formal Sustainability Committee
Yes

Sustainability-focused degree available
Yes

School employs a sustainability officer
Yes

Public GHG inventory plan
Yes

% food budget spent on local/organic food
34%

Available Transportation Alternatives

Carpool/Vanpool Matching Program
Yes

Free Or Reduced Price Transit Passes And/Or Free Campus Shuttle
Yes

Incentives Or Programs To Encourage Employees To Live Close To Campus
Yes

Indoor And Secure Bike Storage, Shower Facilities, And Lockers For Bicycle Commuters
Yes

Reduced Parking Fees For Car And Van Poolers
Yes

School Developed Bicycle Plan
Yes

School Offers A Telecommute Program For Employees
Yes
Data provided by Association for the Advancement of Sustainability in Higher Education (AASHE), STARS®, as of February, 2016.

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
141

Average Number of PC's per Lab
16

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
No

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
No

Undergraduates that Own Computers
95%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Faculty and student offers on Dell, Gateway, IBM and Mac

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
Yes

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
Yes

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Renee Walker
Visit Coordinator

Address
60 Lomb Memorial Dr.
Rochester, NY 14623

Phone
585-475-6736

Email
admissions@rit.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Java Wally's (Wallace Library coffee sho
Student Life Center/Field House/Ice Aren
ESPN Zone @ RIT Student Alumni Union
Ben and Jerry's (RIT Student Alumni Uni
The Cafe and Market at Crossroads

Most Popular Places Off Campus
International Museum of Photography
Frontier Field (AAA Baseball)
Lake Ontario
Eastman Theatre
Rochester Museum and Science Center

Campus Tours

Campus Visiting Center
Monday-Friday; Saturday
8:30am-4:30pm; 10am-noon
585-475-6736

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: Mon-Fri 10am, noon, and 2pm; Sat at 11am
Average Length: 1 hour

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
year round

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
2 weeks

Contact Email Address for Visit
admissions@rit.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
1-night stay only. Based on availability

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
The Greater Rochester International Airport is approximately 5 miles from campus. Taxis and rental cars are available for the ride from the airport to campus.

Driving Instructions to Campus
From I-90, take Exit 46 and proceed north on I-390 to Exit 13 (Hylan Dr.). Turn left on Hylan and continue north to Jefferson Rd., then turn left. Proceed west on Jefferson a short distance to the main campus which is on your left.

Local Accommodations
Most campus visitors stay at the RIT Inn and Conference Center(5257 W. Henrietta Rd; 585-359-1800; www.ritinn.com)located 3 mi from campus with free shuttle and special rates for campus visitors. The Radisson Inn (175 Jefferson Rd.; 585-475-1910) is within walking distance of campus. Rates are at the top end of the moderate range. A full range of hotel/motel options and prices are available within a 5 mile radius of campus.

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