One of the world’s leading technological universities, RIT is a vibrant, connected community, home to diverse, ambitious, and creative students from more than 110 countries

RIT offers top-ranked academic programs, emphasis on career preparation, experienced faculty, and balance of teaching and research. RIT is a university connected to business and industry, and our safe, modern residential campus featuring easy access to cutting-edge technologies.

The campus boasts a brand new $30 million Global Cybersecurity Institute and a new $150 million Makerspace and Campus Center.

Basic details

  • Region: Northeast
  • Location: Rochester
  • Campus setting: Suburban
  • Type of institution: Private

Admissions information and areas of study

  • Percentage of students admitted: Varies by program.
  • Average ACT: Varies by program.
  • Average SAT: Varies by program.
  • Test optional? Yes
  • Common Application accepted? Yes
  • Areas of study offered include: Accounting/Finance, Architecture, Arts, Astronomy, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business, Chemistry, Communications, Computer Science, Criminal Justice, Design, Economics, Education, Engineering, Environmental Sciences, Film/Cinema Studies, Genetics, History, Hospitality, Travel & Tourism, Humanities, Information Sciences/Systems, International Relations, Journalism, Liberal Arts, Management, Marketing, Mathematics, Medical Sciences, Nursing, Nutrition, Physics, Physiology, Political Science, Psychology, Public Health, Public Relations/Affairs, Social Work, Urban Planning
  • Full list of majors available:


  • International students are eligible for: Need-based aid and merit/talent-based scholarship
  • Estimated yearly cost (including tuition, board, room and student fees): $67,188


  • Athletic association for the majority of sports: NCAA - Division III
  • Varsity sports: Men's Baseball, Women's Softball, Men's Basketball, Women's Basketball, Men's Cross Country, Women's Cross Country, Men's Football / Soccer, Women's Football / Soccer, Men's Ice Hockey, Women's Ice Hockey, Men's Lacrosse, Women's Lacrosse, Men's Swimming and Diving, Women''s Swimming and Diving, Men's Tennis, Women's Tennis, Women's Volleyball, Men's Wrestling

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