Parents & Families

parents-familiesGet ready. Your child’s future is fast approaching, bringing with it a host of rewarding opportunities and adventures. Rochester Institute of Technology is dedicated to providing superior career preparation for highly motivated, talented, diverse students.

Our eight colleges offer more than 90 bachelor’s degree programs in art and design, business, engineering, science and mathematics, the liberal arts, photography, environmental studies, hospitality and service management, computer science, information technology, bioinformatics, and many others. Here, your child will find an incredible array of learning opportunities, a diverse mix of outstanding and accessible faculty, state of the art facilities, and an extraordinary emphasis on experiential learning. Just as importantly, your child will find a vibrant, connected community that is home to other talented, ambitious, and creative students from more than 100 countries. The result is a unique blend of rigor and imagination, of specialization and perspective, of intellect and practice that defines the RIT experience.

We encourage both you and your child to explore all that RIT has to offer.

About RIT

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with eight colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. The campus occupies 1,300 acres in suburban Rochester, the third-largest city in New York State. The RIT student body consists of approximately 11,400 full-time and 1,600 part-time undergraduate students, and 2,350 graduate students. Enrolled students represent all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries.

What We Look For

There really is no typical RIT student in terms of background, beliefs, or interests. RIT has a very diverse student body. However, that is not to say that RIT is for everybody.

Undecided Students

It's natural to be uncertain of your future. Like many prospective college students, you may have several different personal interests and career aspirations right now.

Applying To More Than One Major

We also encourage applicants to indicate a second and third program choice when applying for admission. If RIT is unable to offer you admission to your first choice program, you may be qualified for admission to one of your alternative choices.
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