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Rochester Institute of Technology – Rochester, NY

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Sally Douglas
Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: (585) 475-6631
Email: admissions@rit.edu


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About Rochester Institute of Technology

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is   a privately endowed, coeducational university with eight colleges.  RIT is dedicated to providing superior career preparation for today’s students. This has attracted excellent faculty to RIT, and has led to the development of academic programs that offer a unique combination of outstanding teaching, a strong foundation in the liberal arts, undergraduate research opportunities, and work experience gained through the university’s cooperative education and internship programs. The campus occupies 1,300 acres in suburban Rochester, the third-largest city in New York State.  Few universities provide RIT’s variety of career-oriented studies. Our eight colleges offer more than 200 degree programs in art and design, business, engineering, science and mathematics, liberal arts, photography, hotel management, computer science, information technology, and other areas.  If the image you have of a major university includes auditorium-sized classes, think again. RIT’s student/faculty ratio is 14:1, and our average class size is 25 - 30 students. This helps to ensure you get the personal attention you deserve.  Students of all cultures and backgrounds, from 50 states and more than 100 countries, find that RIT offers a productive environment for intellectual and personal development. 


Basic Information
Institution Type Private
School Size Large (more than 15,000)
Setting Suburban
Religious Affiliation No Response/Unknown
Student Body
Acceptance Rate 50% - 75%
Out of State Students 50% - 75%
Single Sex or Co-ed? Co-educational
Underrepresented Students 15% - 20%
Accomodations for Students with Disabilities Services for the hearing impaired
Services for the learning disabled
Services for students with speech and communication disorders
Services for the visually impaired
Wheelchair access
Athletics Division III Teams
Intercollegiate Programs
Intramural Programs
Division I Teams
Applying to Rochester Institute of Technology
Average High School GPA 3.6
Average SAT: Mathematics 630
Average SAT: Critical Reading 590
Average SAT: Writing 580
Average ACT Composite 28
Required Test Either the SAT or the ACT is required.
Essay Required
Interview Not Required
Financial Information
In-state Tuition $30,000 - $34,999
Out-of-state Tuition $30,000 - $34,999
Academic Information
Degrees Bachelor of Arts
Bachelor of Science
Professional Certification
Masters
Doctorate
3/2 Engineering Program
Specific Programs Internships
Work-study program
Liberal arts/career combination
Remedial Programs
Accelerated Study
Research Opportunities
Double Major
ROTC
English as a Second Language
Student employment services
Honors Program
Student designed major
Independent Study
Study abroad
View Programs and Majors at Rochester Institute of Technology
Summer Enrichment Programs
Enrichment Program Name College & Careers 2013
Web Site http://ambassador.rit.edu/careers/
Description

Discover your future now!

July 19 - 20 and August 2 - 3

High school students who are entering their senior year in the fall of 2013 are invited to investigate their career options through hands-on activities at the 23rd Annual College & Careers program at RIT. 

Working with our students and faculty, they will use our state of the art facilities and technology to help them get started in making choices for their future. 

Online registration for Collge & Careers will be available June 2013.  You may view last year's workshop offerings online at www.admissions.rit.edu/careers/.

For more information please contact the RIT Undergraduate Admissions Office at 585-475-6631, or visitrit@rit.edu.

 

 

Who is eligible for this opportunity? (By anticipated Graduation Date)
High School Students
Undergraduate Students
Is this a residential program? Yes
Start Date Tuesday June 1, 2010
End Date Open Ended
Application Process

students may apply online beginning in June 2013 at:

http://www.admissions.rit.edu/careers/.

Application Deadline Wednesday November 30, -0001
Cost ~$145.00
Are scholarships/stipends available? Yes
If yes, what is the procedure to obtain a scholarship/stipend? Contact Sally Douglas in the Office of Undergraduate Admissions at 585-475-6631.
Are there any prerequisites? No
If yes, what are they?
Contact Ms. Sally Douglas, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 5854755497
Email: smdadm@rit.edu
Open Houses
Event Name Events For Prospective Students
Web Site http://www.rit.edu/emcs/admissions/events-near-you
Dates No Deadline
Description Although we strongly encourage a campus visit, we understand that it isn't always possible to make the trip to Rochester. Our admissions staff travels to various parts of the country to interview students in their hometowns and to give information sessions about RIT. You can also meet an admissions representative at area college fairs and selected high schools and community colleges.
Application Process

Registration is available at the following link:

http://www.rit.edu/emcs/admissions/events-near-you

Contact Ms. Sally Douglas, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 5854756631
Email: smdadm@rit.edu
Event Name Fall Open Houses
Web Site http://www.admissions.rit.edu
Dates Saturday September 29, 2012
Description All prospective students and their families are invited to spend a day on the RIT campus.  During an Open House visitors are able to meet faculty, tour campus, residence halls and academic departments, eat lunch in the student cafeteria and listen to a financial aid presentation. 
Application Process http://www.rit.edu/~960www/calendar.php3#fall_open_house, or by phone at 585-475-6631.  You may also register from our main web page at www.rit.edu.
Contact Ms. Sally Douglas, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 5854755497
Email: smdadm@rit.edu
Event Name Fall Open Houses
Web Site http://www.admissions.rit.edu
Dates Saturday October 13, 2012
Description All prospective students and their families are invited to spend a day on the RIT campus.  During an Open House visitors are able to meet faculty, tour campus, residence halls and academic departments, eat lunch in the student cafeteria and listen to a financial aid presentation. 
Application Process http://www.rit.edu/~960www/calendar.php3#fall_open_house, or by phone at 585-475-6631.  You may also register from our main web page at www.rit.edu.
Contact Ms. Sally Douglas, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 5854755497
Email: smdadm@rit.edu
Event Name Fall Open Houses
Web Site http://www.admissions.rit.edu
Dates Saturday November 10, 2012
Description All prospective students and their families are invited to spend a day on the RIT campus.  During an Open House visitors are able to meet faculty, tour campus, residence halls and academic departments, eat lunch in the student cafeteria and listen to a financial aid presentation. 
Application Process http://www.rit.edu/~960www/calendar.php3#fall_open_house, or by phone at 585-475-6631.  You may also register from our main web page at www.rit.edu.
Contact Ms. Sally Douglas, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 5854755497
Email: smdadm@rit.edu
Event Name Fall Open Houses
Web Site http://www.admissions.rit.edu
Dates Friday December 7, 2012
Description All prospective students and their families are invited to spend a day on the RIT campus.  During an Open House visitors are able to meet faculty, tour campus, residence halls and academic departments, eat lunch in the student cafeteria and listen to a financial aid presentation. 
Application Process http://www.rit.edu/~960www/calendar.php3#fall_open_house, or by phone at 585-475-6631.  You may also register from our main web page at www.rit.edu.
Contact Ms. Sally Douglas, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 5854755497
Email: smdadm@rit.edu
Event Name Accepted Student Open House
Web Site http://www.rit.edu/emcs/admissions/campus-open-houses
Dates Friday April 5, 2013
Description Students who have been accepted for fall 2013 entry will be invited to spend the day on campus.
Application Process Online registration will be available in January 2013.
Contact Ms. Sally Douglas, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 5854756631
Email: smdadm@rit.edu
Event Name Accepted Student Open House
Web Site http://www.rit.edu/emcs/admissions/campus-open-houses
Dates Friday April 12, 2013
Description Students who have been accepted for fall 2013 entry will be invited to spend the day on campus.
Application Process Online registration will be available in January 2013.
Contact Ms. Sally Douglas, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 5854756631
Email: smdadm@rit.edu
Event Name Spring Preview Day
Web Site http://www.rit.edu/emcs/admissions/campus-open-houses
Dates Friday April 19, 2013
Description All high school students and their families, starting their college search process are invited to spend a day on the RIT campus.  This is a perfect first look at RIT for high school juniors, sophomores, and freshmen.
Application Process Online registration will be available in February 2013.
Contact Ms. Sally Douglas, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 5854756631
Email: smdadm@rit.edu
Scholarships
Scholarship Name Achievement Scholarships
Web Site http://www.rit.edu/emcs/financialaid/table_merit.html
Application Deadline Wednesday February 1, 2012
Description

Achievement Scholarships - Freshmen applicants with combined SAT score of 1800 or higher (ACT 26), strong extracurricular achievements, and B+ average

Awards may range in value from $7,000 to $10,000 per academic year.  Determination of the specific scholarship amount will be based upon the student's academic record, recommendations, activities and requirements for their intended major.  Portfolio evaluations will also be considered for applicants to art & design programs. 

Meeting initial test score and rank criteria does not guarantee selection.

 

Application Process Freshmen admission applications submitted by February 1 will be reviewed for possible selection.
Contact Ms. Sally Douglas, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 5854756631
Email: smdadm@rit.edu
Scholarship Name Presidential Scholarships
Web Site http://www.rit.edu/emcs/financialaid/table_merit.html
Application Deadline Friday February 1, 2013
Description

High School seniors with outstanding academic credentials can receive substantial scholarships through RIT's Presidential Scholarship Program.  RIT will award Presidential Scholarships to more than 500 entering freshmen this year, with an anticipated four-year value exceeding $14 million.  Financial need is not considered in selecting RIT's Presidential Scholarship winners.  In order to be considered for a Presidential Scholarship, students must complete their application for admission by February 1.

Application Process

Applications received by February 1 will be reviewed by our Presidential Scholarship Committee to identify candidates who have achieved greater than or equal to:

A score of 1950 or higher on the three combined sections of the SAT (or ACT composite of 28) and a secondary school rank in the top 20 percent at the end of the junior year, or:

A score of 1860 or higher on the three combined sections of the SAT (or ACT composite of 27) and a secondary school rank in the top 10 percent at the end of the junior year.

The Scholarship Committee will review applicants from secondary schools that do not calculate rank on an individual basis for possible selection.

Each student who meets the initial selection criteria will be given further consideration for a merit-based scholarship:

Presidential Awards may range in value from $10,000 to $16,000 per academic year. (Amounts based on merit). Renewable. 

Please view the following link for additional Freshman Scholarship Opportunities:

http://www.rit.edu/~960www/finaidscholarships/meritscholarship.php3#1

 

Contact Ms. Sally Douglas, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 5854755497
Email: smdadm@rit.edu
Early Admission
Early Admission Name Early Decision
Web Site
Application Deadline Saturday December 1, 2012
Description

Early decision is a great option for freshmen applicants who have identified RIT as their first-choice college.  There are several advantages to applying Early Decision: 

·          Early notification of an admissions decision

·          Priority selection during the housing assignment process

·          Early estimate of a financial aid package

 

Application Process

RIT’s application for admission should be submitted with a non-refundable $60 application fee, official copies of your SAT or ACT scores, a personal statement, and additional information about your interests, activities, and senior year courses.  There is also a section to be given to your school counselor so that an official copy of your high school transcript and a letter of recommendation can be sent to us.

To apply for early decision, you should select the appropriate box on the application and submit it with the supporting documents by December 1.  Notification of admissions decisions will be mailed by January 15.  If you are accepted under the early decision plan, you must agree to withdraw applications to other colleges and submit the $300 enrollment deposit by February 15.   

Students applying under the early decision plan will receive and Early Decision Financial Aid Application.  Estimated awards will be mailed to accepted early decision candidates in January to allow for consideration prior to the February 15 enrollment deposit deadline.  Final awards will be mailed to accepted students once RIT receives official FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid).

Contact Ms. Sally Douglas, Associate Director of Undergraduate Admissions
Phone: 5854756631
Email: smdadm@rit.edu

 

 
   
 
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