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Rochester Institute of Technology

School Profile

  • Rochester Institute of TechnologyPrivate Four-year University in Rochester, NY
  • Acceptance Rate: 60%
  • Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 13,861
First-year Undergraduate Students: 2,625
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 13,056
Graduate Students: 2,633

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Associate of Engineering Science
  • Associate of General Studies
  • Associate of Human Resources Management
  • Associate of Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology
  • Associate of Ophthalmic Technology
  • Bachelor of Accounting/Business Management
  • Bachelor of Advertising
  • Bachelor of Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of Animation/Special Effects
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Bioinformatics
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biotechnology
  • Bachelor of Business Statistics
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering/Technology
  • Bachelor of Commercial Photography
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computational Mathematics
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Computer Graphics
  • Bachelor of Computer Networking/Telecommunications
  • Bachelor of Computer Systems Analysis
  • Bachelor of Computer/Systems Security
  • Bachelor of Consumer Economics
  • Bachelor of Database Management
  • Bachelor of Design/Visual Communications
  • Bachelor of Desktop Publishing
  • Bachelor of Diagnostic Medical Sonography
  • Bachelor of Digital Communications/Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Electromechanical Technologies
  • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Finance/Banking
  • Bachelor of Foods/Nutrition Studies
  • Bachelor of Game design and development
  • Bachelor of Graphic Communications
  • Bachelor of Human Nutrition
  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of International Business
  • Bachelor of International Relations
  • Bachelor of Journalism
  • Bachelor of Law Enforcement Administration
  • Bachelor of Manufacturing Engineering
  • Bachelor of Manufacturing Technologies
  • Bachelor of Marketing Research
  • Bachelor of Mathematics/Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering Technology
  • Bachelor of Medical Illustrating
  • Bachelor of Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Networking/LAN/WAN Management
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Photographic/Film Technology
  • Bachelor of Photojournalism
  • Bachelor of Physician Assistance
  • Bachelor of Polymer Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Polymer/Plastics
  • Bachelor of Predentistry
  • Bachelor of Prelaw
  • Bachelor of Premedicine
  • Bachelor of Prepharmacy
  • Bachelor of Preveterinary Medicine
  • Bachelor of Printing Management
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Public Policy Analysis
  • Bachelor of Software Engineering
  • Bachelor of Special Products Marketing
  • Bachelor of Statistics
  • Bachelor of Statistics/Probability
  • Bachelor of System Administration
  • Bachelor of Systems Engineering
  • Bachelor of Telecommunications
  • Bachelor of Tourism/Travel Marketing
  • Bachelor of Tourism/Travel Services
  • Bachelor of Urban studies
  • Bachelor of Web/Multimedia Design
  • Bachelor of Web/Multimedia Management
  • Certificate of E-Commerce

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees


  • In-state tuition and fees: $29,283
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $29,283

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • Recommended: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
  • Required for Some: SAT Reasoning Test or ACT
  • SAT Subject Tests: Recommended
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 550
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 213
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 79
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 600
  • Average TOEFL Score (Computer-based): 250


Member: NCAA
Team name: Tigers


  • Ranked #7 Regional Universities (North)
  • Ranked #69 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #66 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #4 Best Value Schools
  • Ranked #63 Best Business Schools
  • Ranked #85 Best Engineering Schools
  • Ranked #21 Fine Arts
  • Ranked #2 Glass
  • Ranked #12 Graphic Design
  • Ranked #8 Industrial Design
  • Ranked #8 Metals / Jewelry
  • Ranked #10 Multimedia / Visual Communications
  • Ranked #3 Photography
  • Ranked #62 Physician Assistant
  • Ranked #70 Physics
  • Ranked #80 Student Engagement and Assessment
  • Ranked #72 Student Services and Technology
  • Ranked #65 Faculty Credentials and Training
  • Ranked #30 Student Engagement and Accreditation
  • Ranked #88 Student Services and Technology

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Admissions Address

60 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623-5604
(585) 475-6631
Fax: (585) 475-7424
Contact: Daniel Shelley
Assistant Vice President and Director of Undergraduate Admissions

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity more selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 60%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 60%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 14,097
Female applicants 4,502
Male applicants 9,595
Applicants accepted 8,465
Female applicants accepted 2,675
Male applicants accepted 5,790
Freshman enrollment 2,612
Female freshman enrollment 829
Male freshman enrollment 1,783
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 374
Students accepting place on wait list 368
Students accepted from wait list 80

Fall 2010 High School Rank
Freshman students submitting high school class standing 65%

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA 87%
Average high school GPA 3.6
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range 3.4-3.8
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 68%
SAT Critical Reading average score 584
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 530-640
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
SAT Math average score 614
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 560-670
SAT Writing average score 565
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 520-640
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 32%
Average ACT Composite score 27
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 25-30
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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