Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Rochester, NY

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Most Popular Majors

All Majors & Degrees

Agriculture and Natural Resources

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Environmental Science

Arts & Humanities

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Ceramic Arts and Ceramics
Fine/Studio Arts
Interior Design
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
Metal and Jewelry Arts
Other Fine Arts and Art Studies
Other Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Product and Industrial Design
Professional, Technical, Business and Scientific Writing
Sign Language Interpretation and Translation
Visual and Performing Arts


Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Accounting Technology/Technician and Bookkeeping
Administrative Assistant and Secretarial Science
Business Administration and Management
Hospitality Management and Administration
Human Resources Development
Information Science/Studies
International Business/Trade/Commerce
Logistics and Materials Management
Management Information Systems
Organizational Leadership and Team Building
Other Management Information Systems and Services
Project Management
Research and Development Management
Sales, Distribution and Marketing Operations
Tourism, Travel, and Hotel Services Management

Communication & Media

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Animation, Interactive Media, Video Graphics and Special Effects
Commercial & Advertising Art
Film/Video & Cinematography
Graphic Design
Mass Communication/ Media Studies
Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation
Other Graphic Communications
Other Public Relations, Advertising, and Applied Communication
Public Relations, Advertising and Applied Communication
Publishing & Digital Imaging
Technical and Scientific Communication
Web Page, Digital Multimedia, Information Resources, and Graphic Design


Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Art Teacher Education
Secondary Education


Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Computer Engineering
Computer Software Engineering
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Environmental Engineering Technology/Environmental Technology
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Science
Mechanical Engineering
Packaging Science

Family and Consumer Science Professions

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Facilities Planning and Management
Foods, Nutrition, and Wellness Studies

Fitness, Recreation and Leisure Studies

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Athletic Training/Trainer

Health & Medical Services

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Clinical Laboratory Science/Medical Technology/Technologist
Hospital and Health Care Facilities Administration/Management
Medical Illustration/Medical Illustrator
Medical Informatics
Physician Assistant
Ultrasound Technician

Interdisciplinary Studies

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
International/Global Studies
Museology/Museum Studies
Other Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies
Sustainable Development Studies

Life Science

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Biology/Biological Sciences
Biomedical Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Applied Mathematics
Computational Mathematics
Computational and Applied Mathematics

Natural Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Physical Sciences
Polymer Chemistry

Security and Protective Service Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement
Criminal Justice/Safety Studies
Crisis, Disaster, and Emergency Management

Skilled Trades

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) Programming and Machining Technology
Furniture Design and Manufacturing

Social Sciences

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Learning Theory and Experimental Psychology
Political Science and Government
School Psychology
Urban Studies/Affairs

Social Work

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Public Policy Analysis

Technician Careers

Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Automation Engineer Technology / Technician
CAD/CADD Drafting and/or Design Technology/Technician
Civil Engineering Technology/Technician
Computer Engineering Technology/ Technician
Electrical, Electronic and Communications Engineering Technology/Technician
Electromechanical Technology/Electromechanical Engineering Technology
Industrial Technology/Technician
Manufacturing Technology/Technician
Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician
Occupational Safety and Health Technology/Technician
Other Quality Control and Safety Technologies/Technicians
Science Technology / Technicians


Major Certificate Program Associates Bachelors Masters
Computer Science
Computer Systems Networking and Telecommunications
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer and Information Systems Security, Information Assurance (CIS, Internet Security)
Data Modeling/Warehousing and Database Administration
Information Technology Project Management
Telecommunications Technology

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RIT Ratings & Reviews

Overall Rating for Academics:

Rated 4 of 5 Stars 8 Reviews

38% of students gave Rochester Institute of Technology 5 stars in Academics.

Student Ratings

Student at This School - Grad Year 2013

Academics Rating

RIT’s quarter’s system is extremely demanding, but helps to provide a great work ethic to its students. Although the school is in the process of switching to semesters I am confident that the professors will continue to expect the same level of excellence from their students. Class sizes are very small for the most part. With the exception of a few large lectures most of my classes are 8-25 people. The small class size allows students to build relationships with their professors and enrich their learning experience. RIT is known for mixing disciplines. Because the student body here is so diverse it is possible to have classes where computer techs work with photographers and designers work with engineers to share their skills and help each other to learn. The schoolwork at RIT is not easy, but it is very fulfilling if you give it your all.

Parent of Student

Academics Rating

Advisers are involved in class selection Class size most are 30 or less.Lots of hands on & internships. Projects are mainly the students choice ( as long as it pertains to the subject). Participation is encouraged and rewarded. Remember the only question or comment considered dumb is the one not voiced. The faculty seems more than willing to address all questions.

RIT Academic Details

Academic Calendar Quarter
Average Freshman GPA 2.70
Retention Rate 89%
Minimum GPA to Graduate 2.00
Carnegie Class Master's Colleges and Universities (larger programs)
Orientation Month(s) Orientation for new students held in August.

Specialty Study Options

  • Double Majors
  • Independent Study
  • Accelerated Study
  • Honors Program
  • Internships
  • Weekend College
  • Certificate Programs

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Health Professions
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technology
  • Other: hotel management, communications, print media

Pre-Professional Programs

  • Pre-Law
  • Pre-Medicine
  • Pre-Veterinary
  • Pre-Pharmacy
  • Pre-Dentistry
  • Pre-Optometry

Class Sizes at Rochester Institute of Technology

  • Fewer than 20 Students: 36%
  • 50 - 100 Students: 14%
  • 20 - 49 Students: 47%
  • 100+ Students: 2%
Fewer than 20 Students 36%
50 - 100 Students 14%
20 - 49 Students 47%
100+ Students 2%

Faculty Ethnic Diversity

  • Caucasian: 76
  • Unknown and Other: 11
  • Asian: 6
  • African American: 4
  • Latino: 3
  • American Indian or Alaska native: 1
Caucasian 76
Unknown and Other 11
Asian 6
African American 4
Latino 3
American Indian or Alaska native 1

Faculty at Rochester Institute of Technology

Total Faculty 1,504
Student-to-Faculty Ratio 14
Full-Time Professors 3,116
Male Faculty 960
Part-Time Professors 629
Women Faculty 544

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