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RIT by the numbers:
A growing, selective and diverse enrollment

Enrollment History

RIT’s enrollment has increased more than 25 percent since 1994, this fall totalling 15,338. The university has seen growth at both the undergraduate and graduate levels. At the same time, RIT is becoming more selective and diverse. RIT plans to cap enrollment at 17,000 students by 2010.



Enrollment Facts

  • 85 percent undergraduate; 15 percent graduate.

  • 82 percent full-time; 18 percent part-time.

  • About 38 percent of enrollment is new to RIT each year. This includes freshmen, transfers, graduate students, non traditional part-time and students at the National Technical Institute for the Deaf.

  • Enrolled students come from all 50 states and more than 90 countries.

Enrollment Distribution among RIT’s Eight Colleges

With more than 340 programs, RIT offers students the opportunity to discover new interests that enhance their experience, both in and outside of the classroom.

Applied Science and Technology 23%
Business 8%
Computing and Information Sciences 19%
Engineering 16%
Imaging Arts and Sciences 16%
Liberal Arts 4%
NTID (NTID programs only) 5%
Science 8%

RIT Freshmen Compared with National SAT Mean Scores

SAT scores for freshmen entering RIT this fall matched last year’s record high. The new class had a mean combined SAT score of 1220 while the national average was 1026.

Freshmen Demographics

RIT continues to advance in creating a diverse academic community
that enriches the university experience for all students, faculty and staff.

Ratio of men to women 3:1
From Outside New York State 50%
African American, Latin American, Native American 8%
International 3%