Reputation and Ranking

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Odontuya Demid ’08 (human resource development), a Fulbright scholar from Mongolia joined a Rochester area consulting firm to gain practical experience before returning to Mongolia.

RIT consistently ranks among the 15 largest private universities in the US. In addition, it is one of the nation's top comprehensive universities and one of "America's Best College Values" in a US- News & World Report survey, as well as in Peterson's Competitive Colleges, Fiske's Selective Guide to Colleges and other major college guides. RIT's faculty and students routinely earn nationally and internationally competitive awards and honors such as Fulbright Scholars and Alfred Sloan Foundation Awards.

RIT is chartered by the legislature of the State of New York, accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and in addition, individual colleges have professional accreditation for specific programs, such as ABET and AACSB. Rochester Institute of Technology is recognized for educational quality and value in U.S. News & World Report: America’s Best Colleges 2011.

US News & World Report

  • Ranked first or second in academic reputation among regional universities in the North for more than 20 years
  • Among top 20 schools for cooperative education and internships
  • Ranked #2 in the North as a “Great College, Great Price” (2011 Rankings)
  • MFA in photo ranked among the tops in the nation
  • Saunders College of Business ranked in the top 70 business schools
  • Gleason College of Engineering ranked among the top 60 engineering schools offering a doctorate

Princeton Review

  • Listed in Princeton Review’s “Best 373 Colleges” and “Best Northeastern Colleges”
  • Listed in Princeton Review’s initial “Guide to 286 Green Colleges”
  • RIT is ranked among the Top 25 “Most Connected Campuses” for its computing and information technology resources

Business Week

  • Among top design schools in Business Week’s initial Best Design Schools survey

Global Gaming League

  • RIT was ranked third in the first annual Top Gaming Colleges survey

Sierra Club

  • Recognized as one of America’s 100 Greenest Universities