Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with over 19,000 students and more than 135,000 graduates from 49 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. At RIT, we are always on to something amazing.
- College of Art and Design
- Saunders College of Business
- Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
- Kate Gleason College of Engineering
- College of Engineering Technology
- College of Health Sciences and Technology
- College of Liberal Arts
- National Technical Institute for the Deaf
- College of Science
- Golisano Institute for Sustainability
- School of Individualized Study
Message from the President
RIT is one of the top universities in the nation working at the intersection of technology, the arts and design. We are a university that is shaping the future and improving the world through creativity and innovation … We put a high value on bringing goodness to the world.
By the Numbers
|Fall 2021 Total||19,718|
Students from 49 states and more than 100 countries attend RIT. More than 4,300 students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds are enrolled on the main campus along with nearly 2,000 international students. An additional 2,800 students are enrolled at RIT’s international locations. RIT is an internationally recognized leader in preparing deaf and hard-of-hearing students for successful careers in professional and technical fields. The university provides unparalleled access and support services for more than 900 deaf and hard-of-hearing students who live, study, and work with hearing students on the RIT campus.
|Faculty and Staff|
|Fall 2021 Total||3,974|
Excelling in research and excelling in teaching, our faculty are passionate about their disciplines and their role in both the lab and the classroom. They are innovative and resourceful. They engage students in the process of discovery and the contribution of new knowledge to their fields. Enthusiasm and commitment to teaching are undeniable characteristics of RIT’s faculty. From graphic artists and engineers to scientists and management specialists, they will spark your curiosity, challenge you to grow, and inspire you to achieve your dreams.
|Associate, Diploma, Certificate||109|
|Academic Year 2020-2021 Total||4,594|
RIT offers the following degrees: doctoral (Ph.D.) programs in astrophysical sciences and technology, biomedical and chemical engineering, color science, computing and information sciences, electrical and computer engineering, engineering, imaging science, mathematical modeling, mechanical and industrial engineering, microsystems engineering, and sustainability; master’s degree programs: Master of Architecture (M.Arch.), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Engineering (ME), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Science (MS), and Master of Science for Teachers (MST); bachelor’s degree programs: Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Science (BS); and associate degree programs: AS, AOS, AAS.
Top National Research University
Largest in STEM
NCAA Varsity Sports
located in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo
The fourth-oldest and one of the largest programs in the world
One of the world’s “greenest” universities
clubs and student organizations
Rankings and Recognition
Our reputation as one of the world’s top universities has been acknowledged by many leading college guides, industry, and internationally respected publications. As you search for the right university, consider what others have to say about RIT.
Diversity and Inclusion
RIT is a kaleidoscope of curious minds — each embraced for our uniqueness and all working toward countless different goals. Diversity is essential to organizational growth and synergy. At RIT, you’ll live and study with nearly 2,000 international students from over 100 countries. In addition, more than 2,700 underrepresented students of color have elected to study at RIT, embodying our commitment to diversity. Adding a social and educational dynamic not found at any other university are more than 900 deaf and hard-of-hearing students supported by RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf. RIT has long recognized the importance of diversity to organizational growth and synergy. INSIGHT Into Diversity magazine has recognized RIT as a 2021 Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award recipient and a 2021 Diversity Champion. This marks the eighth year in a row RIT has been named a HEED Award recipient and seventh consecutive year as a Diversity Champion.
1,748 rooms for 3,519 students
618 units for 1,154 students
RIT Inn and Conference Center
143 rooms for 245 students
Six buildings for 108 students
133 suites for 557 students
RIT does not discriminate. RIT promotes and values diversity within its workforce and provides equal opportunity to all qualified individuals regardless of race, color, creed, age, marital status, sex, gender, religion, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, national origin, veteran status, or disability.
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