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Rochester Institute of Technology

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One Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY
14623-5603 US





RIT’s mission is to provide a broad range of career-oriented educational programs with the goal of producing innovative, creative graduates who are well-prepared for their chosen careers in a global society.

The RIT community engages and motivates students through stimulating and collaborative experiences. We rigorously pursue new and emerging career areas. We develop and deliver curricula and advance scholarship and research relevant to emerging technologies and social conditions.

Our community is committed to diversity and student centeredness and is distinguished by our innovative and collaborative spirit. Internal and external partnerships expand our students’ experiential learning.

RIT is committed to mutually enriching relationships with alumni, government, business, and the world community. Teaching, learning, scholarship, research, innovation, and leadership development for promoting student success are our central enterprises.




There are approximately 3,753 staff members, including full-time faculty, part-time faculty, adjunct faculty and other staff.

Enrolled Students

17,950 students

Tuition Undergraduate

$45,602 per year, including room & board.

Tuition Graduate

The graduate tuition is $37,486, for 12-18 credit hours. The tuition for up to 11 credit hours is $1,552, per credit.


RIT offers the following degrees: Doctoral (Ph.D.) programs in Astrophysical Sciences & Technology, Color Science, Computing & Information Sciences, Imaging Science, 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.


Scholarships are awarded based on financial need and academic merit. Merit scholarships are awarded in recognition of outstanding academic and extracurricular achievement, regardless of financial need. RIT achievement scholarships recognize applicants that have demonstrated special abilities in areas such as leaderships, community service, entrepreneurship and/or artistic talent.

Financial Aid

More than 75% of full-time undergraduate students receive some kind of financial aid. Students from all income ranges are offered financial aid and scholarships, however families who are least able to meet educational expenses generally qualify for the most assistance through scholarships, grants, work-study programs and low-interest student loans. In order to apply for financial aid, students must complete the Federal Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA). Types of aid include merit scholarships, RIT achievement scholarships, grants, student loans, employment opportunities and ROTC programs.

Undergraduate Programs

At the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, undergraduate programs include 3D Digital Design, Art & Design, Ceramics, Crafts, Film & Animation, Fine Arts Studio, Furniture Design, Glass, Graphic Design, Illustration, Industrial Design, Interior Design, Media Arts & Technology, Medical Illustration, Metals & Jewelry Design, Motion Picture Science, New Media Design, Photographic & Imaging Arts (Advertising/Photography), Photographic & Imaging Arts (Fine Art Photography), Photographic & Imaging Arts (Photojournalism), Photographic & Imaging Arts (Visual Media) and Photographic & Imaging Technologies.

Graduate Programs

At the College of Imaging Arts and Sciences, graduate programs include Art Education (Visual Art- all grades), Ceramics, Film & Animation, Fine Arts Studio, Furniture Design, Glass, Imaging Arts, Industrial Design, Metals & Jewelry Design, Print Media and Visual Communication Design.

Continuing Education

The Osher Lifelong Learning Institute (OLLI) offers continued learning to adults over the age of 50. Courses cover the arts, mathematics & finance, history, current events, government, language & literature and science & technology

On Campus Clubs

There are more than 200 clubs and student organizations on campus. Major social events and activities are sponsored by the College Activities Board, the Residence Halls Association, sororities, fraternities and/or special-interest clubs.