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RIT ranked among world’s best design schools

23 Dec

Photo: A. Sue Weisler

Rochester Institute of Technology’s School of Design ranks 11th among “The World’s 25 Best Design Schools” in a new survey conducted by Business Insider magazine.

RIT’s School of Design offers degree programs in graphic design, interior design, industrial design, new media design, 3-D digital graphics and computer graphics design. Computer skills, design perspectives, career preparation and exposure to the related areas of publishing, photography, engineering and information technology are integrated into the curriculum. The School of Design is one of six schools within RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences. More.

RIT Named to Princeton Review’s ‘The Best 296 Business Schools’

17 Dec

The Princeton Review names RIT’s E. Philip Saunders College of Business an outstanding business school in the 2013 edition of its annual guidebook, The Best 296 Business Schools.

According to Robert Franek, senior vice president and publisher of The Princeton Review: “We consider RIT’s E. Philip Saunders College of Business as one of the best institutions a student could attend to earn an MBA. We selected the schools we profile in this book—280 of which are in the USA and 16 are international—based on our high regard for their academic programs and our reviews of institutional data we collect from the schools.” More.

RIT Recognized as a Top College for Native Americans

8 Dec

RIT was recognized as one of the top 200 colleges in the U.S. for Native American students. A key to that success is the Future Stewards Program. Each year, students who participate in the program and who will graduate from RIT are recognized in an honoring ceremony like this one from the 2011-2012 academic year.

For the fourth year in a row, RIT has been named one of the country’s top educational options for Native American students by the American Indian Science and Engineering Society. The list appears in the annual college guide of the society’s Winds of Change magazine.

RIT is recognized for its academic programming and support services for Native American scholars, its cooperative relationships established with New York state tribes and leaders, and several research initiatives specific to Native American communities in the region. More.

RIT ranked third in aerospace and defense workforce study

1 Dec

Rochester Institute of Technology was named one of the key schools companies prefer when recruiting and hiring in critical skill areas for the aerospace and defense industries, according to a study by Aviation Week. 

“This is a significant testimonial to our graduates, delivered directly from aerospace and defense leaders who are in need of talented and skilled workers,” says RIT President Bill Destler. “It demonstrates that our graduates are exceptionally prepared to meet the demanding needs of the industry, a vital innovative sector of the U.S. economy.” More.