Rochester Institute Of Technology

Rochester Institute Of Technology

The Rochester Institute of Technology or RIT is a private university, located in Henrietta, New York. It was founded in 1829. The university is recognized for its information technology, imaging, business, engineering, art, and photography programs. RIT campus sits on 1,300 acres. The University consists of the following academic divisions:

  • B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
  • College of Applied Science and Technology
  • College of Imaging Arts and Sciences
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Science
  • E. Philip Saunders College of Business
  • Kate Gleason College of Engineering
  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf

RIT has more than 20 varsity sports teams which are nicknamed the Tigers.

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Contacting Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology
1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester , NY 14623-5603
General Phone: (585) 475-2411

Rochester Institute of Technology Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Computer Science and Engineering674computer and info science, information technology, computer programming, data processing tech, information science, computer science, web design, computer graphics, computer and media applications, ...
Business and Management604business, business management, operations management, accounting, accounting technology, finance, human resources, international business, MIS, ...
Engineering363engineering, electrical engineering, materials engineering, mechanical engineering, metallurgical engineering, industrial engineering, manufacturing engineering, various engineering courses, engineering management ...
Photography and Commercial Art331commercial art, cinematography, photography, drawing, printmaking
Liberal Arts301American Sign Language, foreign languages and literature, liberal arts and humanities, interdisciplinary studies, economics, international relations, urban studies
Engineering Technician258civil engineering tech, electronics tech, telecommunications tech, electrical/electronic tech, electromechanical tech, robotics tech, environmental engineering tech, industrial tech, manufacturing tech, ...
Science243biology, biomedical sciences, biochemistry, bioinformatics, biotechnology, ecology, biological and biomedical sciences, science and society, physical sciences, ...
Media170communication studies, advertising, publishing, communication and journalism, communications tech, photo and film tech, radio and TV tech, graphic communications, printing management, ...
Mathematics80mathematics, applied mathematics, computational mathematics, statistics, mathematics and statistics
Medical Support and Technology67nuclear medical tech, sonography and ultrasound tech, physician assistant, clinical lab tech, optometric tech
Therapy and Counseling58psychology, school psychology
Design56design and visual communication, industrial design, interior design, graphic design, illustration
Fine Arts51fine arts, painting, ceramics, textile arts, metal and jewelry, fine arts studies
Medical Administration50health care facilities management, health services administration, medical illustrator
Education and Teaching50instructional media design, school counseling, secondary teaching, art education
Security and Law Enforcement35criminal justice and administration
Hospitality32hospitality management, tourism and travel, hotel management
Family and Social Work30food and nutrition, foodservice management, community organization, public administration, public policy analysis, social work, social service professions
Science and Laboratory Technician6science tech
Art Studies5visual and performing arts, art studies
Office and Administration4administrative assistant
Drama and Performing Arts3various performing arts
Nutrition and Exercise Therapy3exercise science, athletic trainer
Medicine2health professions
Production Trades0furniture design
Cooking and Culinary Arts0culinary arts services

Number of programs and degrees for Rochester Institute of Technology in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree2,248105
Master's degree82269
Award of at least 1 but less than 2 academic years216
Associate's degree17250
Postbaccalaureate certificate3014
Award of less than 1 academic year17034
Doctor's degree192
Post-master's certificate131

Rochester Institute of Technology Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rochester Institute of Technology had a total enrollment of 14,849 students (12,084 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 67%
Women 33%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 83%
Graduate 17%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 67%
Black 5%
Hispanic 4%
Asian 5%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 10%
(Foreign Students) 9%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 2%
18-19 27%
20-21 28%
22-24 23%
25-29 9%
30-34 4%
35-39 3%
40-49 4%
50-64 1%
65+ 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

New York49%
New Jersey5%
State unknown2%
New Hampshire2%
Rhode Island1%

Rochester Institute of Technology Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 84 %
Part-Time 80 %

Rochester Institute of Technology Room and Board (2007)

Rochester Institute of Technology offers campus housing for 6,788 of its 12,084 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Rochester, New York for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other New York Colleges).

The school does not offer students a meal plan.

Rochester Institute of Technology Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal540630
SAT Math560670
SAT Writing530610
ACT Composite2429

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencerequired
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT74%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT25%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)required
Other Standardized Testsnot required

Rochester Institute of Technology Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 28,035
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 28,035
Room and board $ 9,381
Room charge $ 5,421
Board (meal plan) charge $ 4,440
Books and supplies $ 900
Other expenses $ 1,025

Financial Aid:
Rochester Institute of Technology participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 280600)

Rochester Institute of Technology Faculty

Rochester Institute of Technology has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track11964
Non-tenured and not on tenure track11276

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year29$137,99310$120,034
Associate professorcalendar year8$117,7068$92,063
Assistant professorcalendar year2*1*
Lecturercalendar year5$84,4550*
All faculty totalcalendar year44$125,10919$106,448

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year170$110,83831$96,550
Associate professoracademic year182$83,80391$79,254
Assistant professoracademic year151$70,17598$66,107
Instructoracademic year7$59,7852*
Lectureracademic year69$60,78760$50,505
All faculty totalacademic year579$85,153282$70,242

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Rochester Institute of Technology Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Basketball Empire Eight
Baseball Empire Eight
Track Empire Eight

Rochester Institute of Technology Degree Programs (2007)

Art Studies
Art/Art Studies, General
Visual and Performing Arts, General

Business And Management
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Business Administration and Management, General
Business, Management, Marketing & Related Support Services, Other
Business/Commerce, General
Finance, General
Hospitality and Recreation Marketing Operations
Human Resources Management/Personnel Administration, General
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Management Information Systems and Services, Other
Management Information Systems, General
Operations Management and Supervision
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations, General

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Graphics
Computer Programming/Programmer, General
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering
Computer Software and Media Applications, Other
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Computer and Information Systems Security
Data Processing and Data Processing Technology/Technician
Information Science/Studies
Information Technology
System, Networking, and LAN/WAN Management/Manager
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design

Cooking And Culinary Arts
Culinary Arts and Related Services, Other

Design and Visual Communications, General
Graphic Design
Industrial Design
Interior Design

Drama And Performing Arts
Visual and Performing Arts, Other

Education And Teaching
Art Teacher Education
Counselor Education/School Counseling and Guidance Services
Educational/Instructional Media Design
Secondary Education and Teaching

Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering, General
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Metallurgical Engineering

Engineering Technician
Architectural Drafting and Architectural CAD/CADD
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician
Construction Engineering Technology/Technician
Drafting and Design Technology/Technician, General
Electrical/Electronic Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Electrical/Electronic/Communications Engr Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Tech
Engineering Technologies/Technicians, Other
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Drafting and Mechanical Drafting CAD/CADD
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Robotics Technology/Technician
Telecommunications Technology/Technician

Family And Social Work
Community Organization and Advocacy
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies, General
Foodservice Systems Administration/Management
Public Administration
Public Administration and Social Service Professions, Other
Public Policy Analysis
Social Work

Fine Arts
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Fiber, Textile and Weaving Arts
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other
Fine/Studio Arts, General
Metal and Jewelry Arts

Hospitality Administration/Management, General
Hotel/Motel Administration/Management
Tourism and Travel Services Management

Liberal Arts
American Sign Language (ASL)
Economics, General
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
International Relations and Affairs
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Urban Studies/Affairs

Applied Mathematics
Computational Mathematics
Mathematics and Statistics, Other
Mathematics, General
Statistics, General

Animation, Interactive Tech, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs, Other
Communications Technologies/Technicians & Support Services, Other
Communications Technology/Technician
Computer Typography and Composition Equipment Operator
Graphic Communications, General
Graphic Communications, Other
Graphic and Printing Equipment Operator, General Production
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design
Printing Management
Radio and Television Broadcasting Technology/Technician

Medical Administration
Health Services Administration
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator

Medical Support And Technology
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer & Ultrasound Technician
Nuclear Medical Technology/Technologist
Optometric Technician/Assistant
Physician Assistant

Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences, Other

Nutrition And Exercise Therapy
Athletic Training/Trainer
Kinesiology and Exercise Science

Office And Administration
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science, General

Photography And Commercial Art
Cinematography and Film/Video Production
Commercial and Advertising Art

Production Trades
Furniture Design and Manufacturing

Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Biomedical Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Organic Chemistry
Physical Sciences
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics, General
Polymer Chemistry
Science, Technology and Society

Science And Laboratory Technician
Science Technologies/Technicians, Other

Security And Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration

Therapy And Counseling
Psychology, General
School Psychology

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Rochester Institute of Technology Highlights

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What Sets Rochester Institute of Technology Apart:

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Top 18%Rochester Institute of Technology % of degrees in design
% of degrees in mathematics
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Top 19%Rochester Institute of Technology % of degrees in mathematics

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