RIT is recognized for educational quality and value in U.S. News & World Report: America’s Best Colleges 2011. RIT ranks seventh in the “Best Universities—Master’s (North region)” category, up from ninth last year. RIT also received the second highest peer assessment score, which is a survey of presidents, provosts and deans from other universities judging a school’s academic excellence.
In the “Great Schools, Great Prices” category, RIT ranks second among master’s universities in the North, up from fourth place.
Under the heading of “A Strong Focus on Student Success,” RIT is listed as one of only 15 colleges nationally recognized for excellence in the “Internships” category. RIT cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation, helping to ensure the university’s spot on this list ever since U.S. News began the category in 2002.
RIT is also recognized among the top 65 undergraduate engineering programs among universities nationally where the highest degree is a doctorate. In 2003, RIT launched its microsystems engineering Ph.D. program, the first of its kind in the nation.
In addition, RIT ranks at 67 among best programs for undergraduate business.
RIT is also featured as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education in The Princeton Review’s annual guide, The Best 373 Colleges. The university is also included in the 2011 edition of The Fiske Guide to College, which features more than 300 of the country’s best and most interesting colleges and universities.