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The University Magazine

RIT enrollment hits all-time high in several categories

RIT’s total enrollment this year reached an all-time record of 16,494, up 3 percent from last year.

“Overall, 2007-2008 has been a very good recruitment year for RIT, ” says James Miller, senior vice president, Enrollment Management and Career Services. “With records established for undergraduate and graduate applications for admission, RIT was able to become more selective, to increase ethnic diversity in the entering class, increase the number and percentage of women, particularly in engineering, science and technology clusters, and meet goals of increasing visibility and enrollment of students from outside the mid-Atlantic and New England regions.

Tiger Walk

First-year students take part in the annual Tiger Walk welcome as they head to Student Convocation ceremonies during orientation week.

“These results are consistent with RIT’s strategic enrollment goals and a positive reflection of campus-wide efforts,” Miller says.

Here is a breakdown:

“RIT’s graduate enrollment continues to increase with graduate headcount of more than 2,600. Growth is fueled by an increase of over 7 percent in full-time graduate students to over 1,250. Both are graduate enrollment records,” according to Miller. Other highlights from graduate enrollment include:

Bob Finnerty ’07