enrollment sets a record -- again
RIT once again has
broken a record for the largest freshman class, with more than
2,350 first-year students in 2000-2001. This is the fourth year
in a row for record-setting freshman enrollment.
Competition for spots
in the entering class was more intense this year, and the academic
qualifications and diversity of admitted and enrolled students
improved to new record levels as a result. The freshman class
comes in with a high school grade point average of 90 percent,
and the average SAT score (verbal plus math) is above 1200 for
the first time.
about RIT's new freshmen: 27 percent of the students ranked
in the top 10 percent of their high school class, and 50 percent
ranked in the top fifth of their class. Nearly half of the first-year
students are from outside New York state.
"RIT achieved a record
number of applications for admission this year," says James
Miller, vice president, Enrollment Management and Career Services.
A total of 11,430 undergraduate applications were received,
including 8,270 freshman applications, up 10 percent over last
"All of the university's
seven colleges experienced an increase in applications, and
we had especially strong interest in our computer science, information
technology, engineering, art and photography programs," Miller
says. "It's an outstanding class in terms of academic strength
and diversity, and clearly reflects RIT's continued emergence
as a university that is recognized both nationally and internationally."