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The Kate Gleason College of Engineering at RIT is the nation’s premier career-oriented college of engineering. Students are well prepared for to be immediately valuable contributors to their employers or to go on to graduate school.

Annual program enrollment and degrees awarded information can be found at: The link is on the left-hand side navigation panel under “ABET Accreditation” (opens as a PDF).

Fall 2013 Enrollment (excludes international campuses)

Total headcount is 3,229 up from 2,990 in 2012

Undergraduate Students          2,584 (553 female)

Graduate Students                   645 (125 female)

Freshman class: 44% were in top 10% of high school class, mean GPA of 92%, average SAT 1861 (607 CR/660 M/594 W)

Students (excludes international programs such as Dubai)

  • Energizing, innovative students who collectively create a vibrant campus community-learn more at Engineering Student Organizations
  • Average class size is 36
  • Study abroad opportunities while maintaining progress towards degree
  • An honors program that offers selected students in depth learning about product innovations for a global society
  • A first to second year retention rate over 95%
  • An award winning Formula SAE Team.
  • 5.2% Hispanic, 5% Asian, 4.3% African-American, 2% mixed race, 55.3% white, 14.7% unknown, 13.3% international, .2% American Indian
  • 29 Deaf/Hard-of-Hearing students

Faculty & Staff

  • KGCOE faculty are passionate about engineering and focused on student success. Faculty are approachable and engaged in teaching.
  •  Over 90% hold a doctorate degree and many hold one or more patents.
  • RIT's cooperative education program is the 4th oldest and 5th largest in the world; with over 2000 co-op placements for engineering students at 500 different companies each year. Our Co-op Education and Career Services Office maintains solid relationships with our industry partners and provides our students with superior advice and mentoring on obtaining co-ops and permanent positions after graduation.
  • Our Student Services office provides academic advising for engineering exploration students and counseling for all engineering students who seek it. They help students find the resources they need to be successful.
  • Extraordinary "Women in Engineering" program that is nationally recognized for its success in attracting and retaining women students-learn more at WE@RIT


  • Outstanding, high tech facilities, expanded labs for true hands-on experiences
  • The largest and most well equipped micro-fab clean room facility in the nation for undergraduate education
  • Industry-standard CAD and CAM software tools for design and analysis
  • State-of-the-art classroom technology and an Engineering Learning Center, staffed with tutors, to help students achieve their very best
  • Wifi throughout the engineering complex


KGCOE faculty are actively engaged in a variety of research areas:






Advanced Materials

Analog and Mixed Signal



Alternative Energy Systems

Digital Devices


Operations Research

Clean & Renewable Energy

Signal Processing

Biomedical & Biomechanical Systems


Energy and the Environment

Wireless Communication

Biomedical Device & System Design


Environmental Applications


Biomedical Signal Processing








Healthcare Systems Engineering




Physiological Modeling, Dynamics & Control







Integration of Systems

Nano-science & Engineering

Mechanical Focus

Computer Vision


Electrical Focus

Embedded Systems & Control


Computer Focus

High Performance Computing



Nanoscale Circuit Systems



Networks and Security




     Semiconductor Processing


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