RIT Admissions

SAT Scores, Acceptance Rate, Financial Aid & More

James E. Gleason Hall at RIT
James E. Gleason Hall at RIT. Photo Credit: Michael MacDonald

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) admits the majority of applicants each year. Students with good grades and strong test scores have a good chance of being accepted. In order to apply, students will need to submit an application along with high school transcripts and scores from the SAT or the ACT. For complete instructions and guidelines, be sure to visit RIT's website.

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Admissions Data (2015)

  • RIT Acceptance Rate: 57%
  • GPA, SAT and ACT graph for RIT
  • Test Scores -- 25th / 75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 540 / 660
    • SAT Math: 580 / 680
    • SAT Writing: 520 / 630
    • ACT Composite: 26 / 31

RIT Description

RIT, the Rochester Institute of Technology, offers over 90 bachelor's degree programs through its eight colleges. RIT's programs are largely career-oriented, and the school was one of the first in the country to have a cooperative education program. Students at RIT come from all 50 states and nearly 100 countries. The school's 1,300-acre campus is located just outside of downtown Rochester in a suburban setting. The institute has a 13 to 1 student/faculty ratio. In athletics, the RIT Tigers compete in the NCAA Division III Liberty League. Ice hockey is Division I. Explore the campus with this RIT Photo Tour.

Enrollment (2015)

  • Total Enrollment: 16,639 (13,542 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 68% Male / 32% Female
  • 92% Full-time

Costs (2016 - 17)

  • Tuition and Fees: $38,568
  • Books: $1,050 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,500
  • Other Expenses: $976
  • Total Cost: $53,094

RIT Financial Aid (2014 - 15)

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 93%
    • Loans: 71%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,253
    • Loans: $8,952

Academic Programs

  • Most Popular Majors: Biotechnology, Commercial Art, Computer Engineering, Computer Science, Computer Software Engineering, Electrical Engineering, Information Technology, Mechanical Engineering, Photography, System Management
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Graduation and Retention Rates

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 89%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 34%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 70%

Intercollegiate Athletic Programs

  • Men's Sports: Crew, hockey, Soccer, Tennis, Cross Country, Swimming, Wrestling, Lacrosse
  • Women's Sports: Cross Country, Hockey, Soccer, Basketball, Volleyball, Tennis, Softball

Data Source

National Center for Educational Statistics

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