Rochester Institute of Technology

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General Information

Admission Office

60 Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623-5604

(585) 475-6631

Fax: (585) 475-7424

Contact: Daniel Shelley

Assistant Vice President and Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Main Address

60 Lomb Memorial Drive

Rochester, NY 14623-5604

(585) 475-2411

Total undergrads: 13,861

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 2,625

Degree-seeking undergrads: 13,056

Graduate enrollment: 2,633


Suburban setting

Large city (250,000 – 499,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $50

Online application fee: $50
Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 60%

Percent students who return sophomore year: 88%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $26,481 $28,035 $29,283 $30,717 +4.90%
Books and Supplies $900 $900 $1,050 $1,050 0.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $9,054 $9,381 $9,642 $10,044 +4.17%
Other $1,025 $1,025 $975 $975 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $9,054 $9,381 $9,642 $10,044 +4.17%
Other $1,025 $1,025 $975 $975 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $37,460 $39,341 $40,950 $42,786 +4.48%
In-state Off Campus $37,460 $39,341 $40,950 $42,786 +4.48%
In-state with Family $27,381 $28,935 $30,333 $31,767 +4.73%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $33,234
In-state Student Fees $219
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $33,234
Out-of-state Fees $219

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 2,390 92%
Grant or scholarship aid 2,285 88% $31,571,415 $13,817
• Federal grants 672 26% $3,061,395 $4,556
• Pell grants 672 26% $2,248,639 $3,346
• Other federal grants 522 20% $812,756 $1,557
State/local government grant or scholarships 856 33% $1,985,952 $2,320
Institutional grants or scholarships 2,200 85% $26,524,068 $12,056
Student loan aid 2,186 84% $14,057,024 $6,430
• Federal student loans 2,186 84% $10,421,042 $4,767
• Other student loans 509 20% $3,635,982 $7,143

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 2254 863 11 145 148
Area, Gender, Cultural, Ethnic, and Group Studies 2
Deaf Studies 2
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 131 1
Biochemistry 14
Bioinformatics 4 1
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 11
Biomedical Sciences 39
Biotechnology 63
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 248 207 35 59
Accounting 36 10
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping 10 1
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science Programs 5
Business Administration and Management 46 133 10 32
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 1
Business/Commerce 9 1
Finance 27 16
Hospitality Administration/Management 52
Human Resources Development 23 7
International Business/Trade/Commerce 25
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management 1
Management Information Systems and Services, Other 1
Management Information Systems 19
Organizational Leadership 17 1
Project Management 15
Sales, Distribution, and Marketing Operations 42
Tourism and Travel Services Management 8 1
Communication and Journalism Programs 25 6 2
Mass Communication/Media Studies 6
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication 25
Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication, Other 1
Technical and Scientific Communication 1
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services 83 17 4 1
Animation, Interactive Technology, Video Graphics and Special Effects 38
Graphic Communications, Other 24 15
Photographic and Film/Video Technology/Technician and Assistant 4
Prepress/Desktop Publishing and Digital Imaging Design 20 2 1
Printing Management 1
Computing and Information Sciences 307 118 1 16 13
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services, Other 3
Computer and Information Sciences 1 1 11
Computer and Information Systems Security/Information Assurance 13 6 3
Computer Graphics 2 1
Computer Science 114 40
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications 66 9
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration 1
Informatics 110 44 2
Information Science/Studies 3 2
Information Technology
Information Technology Project Management 13
Web Page, Digital/Multimedia and Information Resources Design 4 6
Education 32
Art Teacher Education 13
Educational/Instructional Technology 1
Secondary Education and Teaching 18
Engineering 368 215 2 1
Computer Engineering 54 28
Computer Software Engineering 68 7
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 83 66
Engineering 2
Engineering, Other 2
Industrial Engineering 34 34
Manufacturing Engineering 21
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering 129 57 1
Engineering Technology 261 69 12 28
Automation Engineer Technology/Technician 2
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician 5 1
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician 42 13
Computer Engineering Technology/Technician 22
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician 32 3
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology 22
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-Related Fields, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management 2
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology 7 16
Industrial Safety Technology/Technician 1
Manufacturing Engineering Technology/Technician 12 11
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician 71 2
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician 2 1
Packaging Science 47 23
Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians, Other 8
Telecommunications Technology/Technician 4 19 2
English Language, Composition and Literature/Letters 12
Professional, Technical, Business, and Scientific Writing 12
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 32 2
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation 32 2
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 77 17 1 9
Athletic Training/Trainer 1
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist 3
Diagnostic Medical Sonography/Sonographer and Ultrasound Technician 23 4
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management 11 4
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator 27 3 1
Medical Informatics 6
Physician Assistant 21
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting and Related Protective Services 40 4
Criminal Justice/Law Enforcement Administration 40
Crisis/Emergency/Disaster Management 4
Human Services 5 4
Public Policy Analysis 5 4
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 25 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other 24 2
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies 1
Mathematics and Statistics 30 19 1 3
Applied Mathematics 14 1
Computational and Applied Mathematics 1
Computational Mathematics 10 1
Mathematics and Statistics 4
Mathematics 1
Statistics 2 16 3
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies 192 40
International/Global Studies 17
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 175 40
Natural Resources and Conservation 6 3 2
Environmental Science 6 3 2
Physical Sciences 36 28 8
Chemistry 13 4
Materials Science 7
Physical Sciences 13 17 8
Physics 9
Polymer Chemistry 1
Precision Production Trades 1 3 6
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Machinist Technology/CNC Machinist 6
Furniture Design and Manufacturing 1 3
Psychology 22 16 5
Experimental Psychology 4
Psychology 22
School Psychology 12 5
Social Sciences 16
Economics 15
International Relations and Affairs
Political Science and Government 1
Urban Studies/Affairs
Visual and Performing Arts 359 64 43 5
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics 1 6
Cinematography and Film/Video Production 57
Commercial and Advertising Art 39 28
Drawing 23 3
Fine Arts and Art Studies, Other 8 4
Fine/Studio Arts 11 8 1
Game and Interactive Media Design 27 7
Graphic Design 50 10 8
Industrial and Product Design 34 10
Interior Design 21
Metal and Jewelry Arts 7 1
Photography 81 18 3
Visual and Performing Arts 5
Work and Family Studies 15 4
Facilities Planning and Management 4
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies 15

Above data represent first majors only.

(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Arts, Visual & Performing

Ceramics A,B
Commercial Photography B
Commercial/Advertising Art A,B
Crafts/Folk Art/Artisanry A,B
Design/Visual Communications B
Film Production/Cinematography A,B
Fine/Studio Arts A,B
Graphic Design A,B
Illustration A,B
Industrial Design A,B
Interior Design A,B
Metal/Jewelry Arts A,B
Multimedia B
Painting A,B
Photography A,B
Printmaking A,B
Sculpture A,B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Bioinformatics B
Biology A,B
Biomedical Sciences B
Biotechnology B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Accounting A,B,C
Accounting/Business Management B
Business – General A,B
Business Administration/Management A,B
Business Statistics B
E-Commerce C
Finance/Banking B
Hospitality Administration/Management A,B
Hotel/Motel Management A,B
Human Resources Management A
International Business B
Management Information Systems B,C
Marketing Management A,B
Marketing Research B
Resort Management A,B
Restaurant/Food Services Management A,B
Special Products Marketing B
Tourism/Travel Marketing B
Tourism/Travel Services B
Travel/Tourism Management A,B

Communications & Journalism

Advertising B
Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B
Journalism B
Photojournalism B
Public Relations B,C

Communications Technologies

Animation/Special Effects B
Desktop Publishing B
Graphic Communications B
Graphic/Printing Equipment Operation A,C
Photographic/Film Technology B
Printing Management B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Graphics B
Computer Networking/Telecommunications B
Computer Science A,B
Computer Systems Analysis B
Computer/Information Sciences – General A,B
Computer/Systems Security B
Database Management B
Game design and development B
Information Technology A,B
Networking/LAN/WAN Management B
System Administration B
Web/Multimedia Design B
Web/Multimedia Management B


Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering Science A
Industrial Engineering B
Manufacturing Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Polymer/Plastics B
Software Engineering B
Systems Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Civil Engineering/Technology B
Computer Engineering B
Electrical Engineering Technologies A,B
Electromechanical Technologies B
Environmental Engineering Technology B
Manufacturing Technologies B
Mechanical Engineering Technology B
Occupational Safety B,C
Telecommunications B

Family & Consumer Sciences

Consumer Economics B
Foods/Nutrition Studies B
Human Nutrition B

Foreign Language & Literature

American Sign Language (ASL) A,B
Sign Language Interpretation A,B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Diagnostic Medical Sonography B
Medical Illustrating B
Ophthalmic Laboratory Technology A
Ophthalmic Technology A
Physician Assistance B
Predentistry B
Premedicine B
Prepharmacy B
Preveterinary Medicine B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

General Studies A


Applied Mathematics A,B
Computational Mathematics B
Statistics B
Statistics/Probability B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Mathematics/Computer Science B

Personal & Culinary Services

Restaurant/Catering Management A,B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry A,B
Physics A,B
Polymer Chemistry B

Precision Production Trades

Furniture DesignManufacturing A,B
Woodworking A,B


Psychology – General B

Public Administration & Services

Public Policy Analysis B
Urban studies B

Security & Protective Services

Law Enforcement Administration B

Social Sciences

Economics B
International Relations B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

Rochester Institute of Technology Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(585) 475-2411
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Address:1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, NY 14623-5603
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:16,507
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):66%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:13 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:Yes
Distance Learning Students*:13,895 (84% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Certificates, Associates, Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$38,568
Out-of-state Tuition:$38,568
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:96%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$21,682

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Rochester Institute of Technology Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services1
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies1
Biological and Biomedical Sciences51
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services4577
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs141
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services141
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services41561
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields2395
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences11
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics11
Health Professions and Related Programs444
Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting, and Related Protective Service111
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities21
Mathematics and Statistics132
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies321
Natural Resources and Conservation11
Philosophy and Religious Studies1
Physical Sciences1432
Precision Production111
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Science Technologies/Technicians1
Social Sciences5
Visual and Performing Arts11118
Grand total251580575

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services12
Communications Technologies/Technicians and Support Services1
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services12
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields1
Family and Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences1
Health Professions and Related Programs11
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities11
Mathematics and Statistics11
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies1
Physical Sciences1
Grand total51112

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Rochester Institute of Technology and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
Books and supplies$1,050

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid2,78396%
Grant or scholarship aid2,63691%$21,682
Student loan aid2,06271%$8,217

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid11,51685%$18,696
Federal student loans8,92966%$6,272

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Rochester Institute of Technology. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Rochester Institute of Technology students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

Number of applicants19,82413,4756,349
Percent admitted100%52%60%
Percent admitted who enrolled13%13%14%

Admissions Considerations

Secondary school GPA
Secondary school rank
Secondary school record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Rochester Institute of Technology Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment16,507
Undergraduate enrollment13,384
Graduate enrollment3,123

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Rochester Institute of Technology Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics, Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics
    • Didactic Program in Dietetics
  • National Association of Schools of Art and Design, Commission on Accreditation
    • Art and Design (ART) - Degree-granting schools and departments and non-degree-granting programs

*General information for this school has been gathered from the National Center for Education Statistics (NCES) database, a service provided by the U.S. Department of Education. does not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.

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