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Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
Lomb Memorial Drive credit: atlexplorer from Atlanta, GA, United States
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Overview
Private not-for-profit
12,253 Undergraduates
55% Admissions Rate
Suburb: Large
Mostly Men
Private
Expensive
Region: Northeast
Division 3
Size: Medium
Doctoral
Engineering School
Rochester Institute of Technology
1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, New York
14623-5603
(585) 475-2411
www.rit.edu/

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a private doctoral university located in the town of Henrietta in Rochester, New York. It is one of the top 100 institutions of higher learning in the United States. It was established in 1891 as a merger between Rochester Athenæum, a literary society, and Mechanics Institute, a local institution that gave local residents private technical training. RIT is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf, the largest and first technical college in the world for deaf or hard of hearing students. Today, the campus sits on 1,300 acres of land. Its motto is “The making of a living and the living of a life.” Notable alumni include software engineer John Resig, literary critic N. Katherine Hayles, American photojournalist William Snyder, Former Lieutenant Governor of New York Robert Duffy, American MMA fighter Matt Hamill and engineer Kate Gleason. Its colors are brown and orange, its mascot is RITchie the Tiger and its sports affiliations are NCAA Liberty League, AHC, CHA and MAISA. Varsity sports offered by RIT include men’s baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, hockey and lacrosse, and women’s basketball, crew, cross country, hockey, swimming and diving and cheerleading.

Location

Rochester is a city on the southern shore of Lake Ontario in western New York. With a population of 208,046 residents, Rochester is the seat of Monroe County and the third most populous city in New York state, after New York City and Buffalo. The metropolitan area has a population of just over 1 million people. More from Wikipedia...

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coffee score

72

restaurants score

Students
67%

Men

33%

Women

20

Average Age of Entering Students

87%

Live On Campus

490

New Transfer Students

Admissions
55%

Acceptance Rate

24%

Enrollment Yield

1140-1330

SAT Range

19,824

Applicants in 2016

Costs
$29,111

Typical Cost

$40,068

Average Tuition

96%

Recieve Financial Aid

95%

Have Loans

$24,184

Median Debt

Academics
13.0 to 1

Student to Faculty Ratio

14

National Merit Students

Doctoral

Highest Degree Offered

Communication Technologies

Top Major

3

Faculty Awards

Campus Life

Dorm Food:

Standard

Clubs & Extracurriculars:

Important, more than 300 on campus

Greek Life:

Important, many to choose from

Party Scene:

Standard, mostly on the weekends
Athletics
Basketball Conference:

Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association

Track & Field Conference:

Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association

Social
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