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Rochester Institute of Technology


Innovation Extends Beyond Science and Technology at Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is an internationally recognized New York technical college and a world leader in career-oriented and professional education. Talented, ambitious, and creative students of all cultures and backgrounds from fifty states and more than ninety-five countries have chosen to attend RIT.

Rochester Institute of Technology is the fifteenth-largest private university in the United States, and is consistently recognized among New York technical colleges by leading college guides, industry publications, and the media. RIT has been cited by "U.S. News & World Report" as the most comprehensive university in the northern U.S. for academic reputation and is included in the "Best 371 Colleges" list published by "Princeton Review.."

As a major technical university, Rochester Institute of Technology offers academic opportunities that extend far beyond science and technology, including more liberal arts courses and faculty than can be found at most liberal arts colleges. With a strong foundation in the humanities and social sciences, students gain a better understanding of both technological developments and the philosophy and ethical issues that go with them.

Further examples of Rochester Institute of Technology's innovative and responsive character are RIT's development of the first undergraduate microelectronic engineering program, the first undergraduate degree in information technology, and the world's first Ph.D. in imaging science. Through engagement and stimulating intellectual pursuits, technological proficiency, and global awareness, Rochester Institute of Technology is at the forefront of higher education in the twenty-first century.

More than Eighty Graduate Programs Offer a Broad Base of Study Options

Graduate study options at Rochester Institute of Technology include master's and doctoral degrees, as well as advanced graduate certificates. RIT offers several ways to obtain a graduate degree, including part-time study, evening programs, online learning, accelerated executive education programs, and one-year master's degree options.

This New York technical college offers more than eighty graduate programs (M.B.A., M.E., M.F.A., M.S., M.S.T., Ph.D.) in the areas of art, design, crafts, photography, film, graphic arts; business, service, and hospitality; computing and information sciences and technology; education, psychology, and human resources; engineering and technology; multidisciplinary/general studies; science, mathematics, statistics and imaging science; and sustainability.

These outstanding academic curricula are supported with state-of-the-art facilities, including a full microchip fabrication facility, specialized computing facilities for each academic program, and the Toyota Engineering Laboratory.

RIT's Research Facilities and Opportunities Meet Widespread Needs and Interests

Rochester Institute of Technology offers its graduate students many advantages, including a talented and diverse faculty members with industry connections; 3,000 corporate and government partnerships that bring hundreds of employers to campus to recruit each year; fifty research centers supporting applied research, consulting, and innovation; and a modern, state-of-the-art campus that includes dozens of "smart" classrooms, computer centers and microcomputer labs, robotics labs, and a microelectronics "clean room."

Rochester Institute of Technology also offers innovative graduate programs that teach practical solutions to social and environmental problems, including sustainable production and mobility; alternative fuels and energy systems; nanopower research; pollution prevention; remanufacturing and resource recovery; sustainable engineering and life cycle engineering; environmental management and science; sustainable print and packaging systems; clean energy incubator; environmental and energy policy; preservation and reconstruction imaging; sustainable design, ergonomics, and human factors; ecoinformatics and geographic information systems; environmental computing information and decision making; clean technologies; and green product assessment.

Rochester Institute of Technology is chartered by the legislature of the state of New York, and is accredited by the renowned Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools. In addition, many of RIT's individual programs and departments have professional accreditation from business and industry organizations.

RIT Offers Financial Aid and Numerous Support Opportunities

Selected faculty and student awards, honors, and partnerships include Ford Foundation Grants; Fulbright Scholar; Edmund S. Muskie Fellows; National GEM Fellows; Ronald McNair Scholars; Pulitzer Prizes; Student Academy Awards; National Science Foundation Awards; Alfred P. Sloan Foundation Grants; Excellence in Engineering Education Award; and the New York Foundation for the Arts Fellowship. In 2008 - 09, RIT provided financial support to its graduate students through assistantships and tuition support totaling $30 million.

Rooms and/or apartments available on a first-come, first-served basis to single and married students. The typical cost for housing is $7,356 (including board) for single students.

Students enrolled at RIT the benefits and opportunities presented them by campus employment opportunities, the campus safety program, career counseling, child daycare facilities, the exercise/wellness program, free psychological counseling, grant writing training, international student services, low-cost health insurance, multicultural affairs office, services for students with disabilities, teacher training, writing training.

Industry Recruiters Understand that RIT Can Meet Their Needs

Students graduating from Rochester Institute of Technology are highly sought after by companies of all sizes in virtually every industry in the U.S. and abroad. More than 600 companies visit RIT annually to recruit students, and employment and advancement opportunities for RIT's graduate students remain strong. More than 110,000 RIT alumni worldwide include business, industry, and government leaders.

Graduate students take advantage of government and industry-sponsored programs and research projects to broaden their experience and increase their visibility with potential employers. Research projects and experiential education often result in permanent employment offers and opportunities for RIT's graduates. Some of Rochester Institute of Technology graduate students currently work for such companies as Adobe, Microsoft, Google, Bausch & Lomb, NASA, Xerox, Boeing, Toyota, and Johnson & Johnson.

Rochester Institute of Technology offers its students a large international student body that will help prepare them to work with individuals from different cultures and countries in today's global business society.

Departments & Programs

Student Body

Total Graduate Students
Not Reported
International Breakout (representing other countries)


Male (60%)
Female (39%)

Location & Contact

Address One Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY  14623-5603
United States
Contact Diane Ellison
Senior Associate Vice President, Graduate Enrollment Services
Phone: 585-475-2229
Fax: 585-475-7164