Rochester Institute of Technology is again being recognized as one of the nation’s best institutions for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2012 edition of its annual book, The Best 376 Colleges.
In addition, among colleges recognized for “best career services,” RIT ranks eighth this year. RIT has one of the oldest and largest cooperative-education programs in the nation.
Approximately 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges are included in the book. It has two-page profiles of each school and ranking lists based on student responses that highlight the top 20 colleges in more than 60 categories.
In its profile on RIT, The Princeton Review quotes extensively from students at the university who were surveyed for the book. The publication credits RIT for “uniting creativity, innovation and applied knowledge.”
According to the summary of RIT student comments, “Across the board, there is an ‘emphasis on hands-on learning.’ Thanks to the ‘relatively small class sizes,’ teachers and students often develop personal relationships, and ‘even in the larger lecture halls, professors try to get to know each student.’”
RIT is internationally recognized for academic leadership in computing, engineering, imaging technology, sustainability, and fine and applied arts, in addition to unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. More than 17,000 full- and part-time students are enrolled, including more than 1,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students, in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs.