Rochester Institute of Technology, founded in 1829, is a private, technological institution. It offers one of the nation's premier cooperative education programs. Two out of every three RIT students participate in cooperative education through full-time, paid work positions in business and industry, alternating with classes on campus. Programs are also offered through the Colleges of Applied Science and Technology, Business, Engineering, Imaging Arts and Sciences, Liberal Arts, and Science. Its 1,300-acre campus is located five miles from downtown Rochester.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
14,000
Undergraduates
9,310
Men - 66.5%
4,690
Women - 33.5%
2,790
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Moderately difficult
Overall Admission Rate
71% of 21,683 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.7
SAT Math
640-740 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
630-710 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
29-33 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$71,232
Tuition and Fees
$54,446
Room and Board
$14,432
Average Percent of Need Met
86%
Average Freshman Award
$51,335
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$38,631
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
1,017
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
15%
10-19
34%
20-29
17%
30-39
22%
40-49
6%
50-99
4%
Over 100
1%
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Rochester Population
205,225
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Rochester
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
50% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Tiger
Sororities
6% of women participate
Fraternities
5% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.1%
Asian
11.7%
Black/African-American
5.4%
Hispanic/Latino
9.1%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.1%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
67.1%
Unknown
1.4%
International Students
4.4% from 67 countries
First-Year Students Returning
87.5%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
24.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
95%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
13.0%
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