Proud to be RIT
This year our Fund for RIT annual campaign focuses what we call Points of Pride. You can add your own Point of Pride to our list by sending us a short email (videos and photos are welcome!). Emails should go to FundforRIT@rit.edu.
RIT is now the 12th largest private university in the United States.
More than 17,000 students attend — that's more than three other major local universities combined!
According to the 2011 issue of The Princeton Review's The Best 373 Colleges, RIT ranks as one of the top universities in the nation.
In U.S. News & World Report: Best Colleges for 2011, RIT remains in the Top 10 universities for the North region of the U.S.
RIT is the third largest producer of science, technology, engineering, and mathematics undergraduate degree recipients among ALL U.S. private universities.
The Sierra Club has selected RIT as one of America's 100 greenest universities as part of its annual "Cool Schools" survey. This is the first time RIT has been selected.
RIT was recognized as one of America's Top 200 Colleges for Native Americans by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society's 2010-2011 College Guide.
RIT has more than 106,000 alumni worldwide!
RIT's co-op program is still one of the best in the nation, now providing co-ops in global organizations.
Students are involved in more than 390 programs and are gaining degrees from associate level to Ph.D.
There are 2,500 students enrolled in the fine, applied and performing arts degree programs.
Nearly 1,500 international students from 100 countries come to RIT.
One in every 100 students enters their degree program having already started a business!
Six in every 100 students holds a student leadership position, and five in every 100 are intercollegiate athletes.
RIT students participate in study abroad programs in more than 60 international locations.
RIT continues to grow. Latest additions: the Campus Center, the Center for Student Innovation, the Sands Family Studios (new home of the School for American Crafts), the Vignelli Center for Design, and Global Village (a retail marketplace/housing complex). Coming soon: Institute Hall, which will house programs related to the RIT-Rochester General Health System Alliance. In the planning stage: a building to house the Golisano Sustainability Institute.
RIT is a global presence, with campuses/partnerships in Kosovo, Croatia, Dominican Republic, Dubai, and Italy.
RIT will introduce three new academic programs this year: master of science in sustainable systems, in medical informatics, and architecture. Also, a dual degree (BS/MS) in Chemical Engineering/Science, Technology and Public Policy has been submitted for state approval.
RIT has nearly 1,000 full-time faculty members, and they submitted a record number of proposals during the past year — a tremendous amount of work that provides them and their students with study and research resources.
Our Division 1 Men's Hockey Team made it to the Frozen Four in Detroit and 54 viewing parties were held to cheer them on. Tiger coach Wayne Wilson was named Division I Coach of the Year.
RIT is the ONLY Rochester area university to sign the College and Universities Presidents' Climate Commitment agreement.
RIT is the only university that is one of Rochester?s top 10 private employers AND was voted ?Best College to Work For? by the Chronicle of Higher Education.
Last May's Imagine RIT Festival had a record crowd of 32,000 people attending to check out the more than 300 interactive exhibits, demonstrations and live performances that spanned the campus.
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