School Counselors

Thank you for your interest in RIT. We realize that as a school counselor understanding all that colleges and universities have to offer can sometimes be overwhelming. This site is designed to help you assist your students in making college choices that are right for them.

RIT Counselor Breakfast & Information Session

Please join us for a school counselor breakfast and information session at a local hotel in your area. Our admissions team will come to you with information on RIT's unique academic programs, experiential learning opportunities, student life, support services, potential match between students and RIT, and application processes for admissions and financial aid. These events take place in the fall only. 

RIT Counselor Enrichment Program

This annual program provides an excellent opportunity to learn more about some of the distinctive majors offered and what makes RIT an exciting option for college bound students. This year’s program will be held on Wednesday, March 12, 2014.

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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