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Rochester Institute of Technology

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Certificates, Associate, Bachelor&Apos;S, Master&Apos;S, Doctoral, Post-Master&Apos;S, Postbachelor&Apos;S, And First Professional Certificates
Biological And Biomedical Sciencesbiochemistry; Bioinformatics; Biological And Biomedical Sciences Related; Biology/Biological Sciences; Biomedical Sciences; Biotechnologybusiness, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Servicesaccounting; Business Administration And Management; Business/Commerce; Finance; Hospitality Administration; Hospitality And Recreation Marketing; Hotel/Motel Administration; International Business/Trade/Commerce; Management Information Systems; Marketing/Marketing Management; Resort Management; Restaurant/Food Services Management; Special Products Marketing; Tourism And Travel Services Marketingcommunication, Journalism, And Related Programsadvertising; Communication And Media Related; Digital Communication And Media/Multimedia; Journalism; Photojournalism; Public Relations, Advertising, And Applied Communication Related; Public Relations/Image Management; Publishing; Speech Communication And Rhetoriccommunications Technologies/Technicians And Support Servicesanimation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics And Special Effects; Desktop Publishing And Digital Imaging Design; Graphic Communications; Photographic And Film/Video Technology; Printing Managementcomputer And Information Sciences And Support Servicescomputer And Information Sciences; Computer And Information Systems Security; Computer Graphics; Computer Science; Computer Systems Analysis; Computer Systems Networking And Telecommunications; Data Modeling/Warehousing And Database Administration; Information Technology; Network And System Administration; System, Networking, And LAN/WAN Management; Web Page, Digital/Multimedia And Information Resources Design; Web/Multimedia Management And Webmasterengineeringaerospace, Aeronautical And Astronautical/Space Engineering; Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Computer Engineering; Computer Software Engineering; Electrical And Electronics Engineering; Engineering; Engineering Related; Engineering Science; Industrial Engineering; Mechanical Engineering; Systems Engineeringengineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fieldscivil Engineering Technology; Computer Engineering Technology; Electrical And Electronic Engineering Technologies Related; Electromechanical Technology; Engineering-Related Technologies; Hazardous Materials Management And Waste Technology; Industrial Safety Technology; Manufacturing Engineering Technology; Occupational Safety And Health Technology; Quality Control And Safety Technologies Related; Telecommunications Technologyfamily And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciencesfood Service Systems Administration; Human Nutritionforeign Languages, Literatures, And Linguisticsamerican Sign Language (ASL); Sign Language Interpretation And Translationhealth Professions And Related Programsclinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology; Diagnostic Medical Sonography And Ultrasound Technology; Medical Illustration; Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology; Physician Assistant; Pre-Dentistry Studies; Pre-Medical Studies; Pre-Veterinary Studieshomeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Servicescriminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration; Criminal Justice/Safetylegal Professions And Studiespre-Law Studiesmathematics And Statisticscomputational Mathematics; Mathematics; Statisticsmulti/Interdisciplinary Studiesinterdisciplinary Studies; Mathematics And Computer Sciencenatural Resources And Conservationenvironmental Science; Natural Resources Management And Policyphilosophy And Religious Studiesphilosophyphysical Scienceschemistry; Physical Sciences Relatedprecision Productionwoodworkingpsychologypsychologypublic Administration And Social Service Professionspublic Policy Analysissocial Scienceseconomics; International Relations And Affairs; Political Science And Government; Sociology And Anthropologyvisual And Performing Artsceramic Arts And Ceramics; Cinematography And Film/Video Production; Commercial And Advertising Art; Commercial Photography; Crafts, Folk Art And Artisanry; Design And Visual Communications; Fine/Studio Arts; Game And Interactive Media Design; Graphic Design; Illustration; Industrial And Product Design; Interior Design; Intermedia/Multimedia; Metal And Jewelry Arts; Painting; Sculpture


Admission: 16,353 applied; 9,562 admitted; 2,736 enrolled Average high school GPA: 3.7

Test Scores:

Options: electronic application, early admission, early decision, deferred entrance
Application fee: $60
Required: essay or personal statement, high school transcript
Required for some: portfolio of original artwork for applicants to the School of Art and the School of Design
Recommended: minimum 3.3 GPA, 1 letter of recommendation, interview
Notification: continuous (transfers)

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *Not Reported
    • Out-of-state tuition *Not Reported
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student feesNot Reported
    • Room and board *Not Reported
    • Room only *Not Reported
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNot Reported
    • Tuition pre-payment planNot Reported
    • Tuition payment plans offeredNot Reported
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionNot Reported

Student Body

Undergraduate Student Population
13,711 Undergraduate Students, 32% Women, 68% Men, 5% Transferred In
Minority Breakdown
5% Black Or African American Non-Hispanic/Latino, 5% Asian, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 6% Hispanic/Latino, 0.2% American Indian Or Alaska Native, Non-Hispanic/Latino , 0.1% Hawaiian Or Other Pacific Islander, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 2% Two Or More Races, Non-Hispanic/Latino, 17% Race/Ethnicity Unknown
International Population
5% Representing 102 Other Countries
Housing Info
68% Live On Campus

Campus Life

On-Campus Residence Required For Freshman Year
Coed, Men-Only, Women-Only, Disabled Students, Campus Housing Is University Owned. Freshman Campus Housing Is Guaranteed
Drama/Theater Group, Student-Run Newspaper, Radio Station, Choral Group, National Fraternities, National Sororities
Campus security
24-Hour Emergency Response Devices And Patrols, Student Patrols, Late-Night Transport/Escort Service
Student services
Health Clinic, Personal/Psychological Counseling, Women&Apos;S Center, Legal Services
Academic Programs
Special Study Options: Accelerated Degree Program, Adult/Continuing Education Programs, Advanced Placement Credit, Cooperative Education, Distance Learning, Double Majors, English As A Second Language, Freshman Honors College, Honors Programs, Independent Study, Internships, Off-Campus Study, Part-Time Degree Program, Services For LD Students, Student-Designed Majors, Study Abroad, Summer Session For Creditrotc: Army (B), Navy (C), Air Force (B)School Calendar: Quarters


Member:Ncaadivision:All Division Iiiexcept:Ice Hockey (Division I)


Total: 1,475Full-Time: 66% Full-Timestudent/Faculty Ratio: 13 :1

Financial Aid

Costs (2013&-14)
Comprehensive fee:$45,602 includes full-time tuition ($33,932), mandatory fees ($492), and room and board ($11,178). Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load. Part-time tuition: $1191 per credit. Part-time tuition and fees vary according to class time and course load
Room and board:college room only: $6530. Room and board charges vary according to board plan and housing facility
Payment plans:tuition prepayment, installment, deferred payment
Waivers:employees or children of employees

Financial Aid
Of all full-time matriculated undergraduates who enrolled in 2012,10,421 applied for aid, 8,618 were judged to have need, 7,010 had their need fully met
In 2012,1550 non-need-based awards were made
Average percent of need met:87%
Average financial aid package:$23,600
Average need-based loan:$5400
Average need-based gift aid:$18,000
Average non-need-based aid:$10,000

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