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RIT gets high marks for return on investment

5 Feb

RIT featured in Princeton Review book, ‘Colleges That Pay You Back: 2016 Edition’

Rochester Institute of Technology is being recognized by The Princeton Review for being one of the nation’s best colleges for students seeking a superb education with great career preparation and at an affordable price. According to the summary, “Employers trust the RIT brand implicitly, and the school stresses experiential learning and creativity as a part of every curriculum. Although RIT is a larger private school, it feels much smaller than it is because of its tight-knit community, and students are afforded many opportunities to branch out, work with other majors, and pursue non-technical interests.” More.

The undecided major

29 Jan

University Studies: RIT's undeclared option

Undecided about your college major? You’re not alone. Almost two-thirds of all college freshmen change their major in their first year. Why not enroll in a program that will help you make a well-informed decision from the start? Check out the university studies program at Rochester Institute of Technology. It’s geared towards assisting new undergraduate students in their major exploration journey. Through advising, coaching, career assesment and course sampling, you can have the opportunity to make an informed, educated decision when choosing your final major at RIT. Learn more.

RIT named a digital gaming hub

28 Jan

RIT named a Digital Gaming Hub in New York state.

Rochester Institute of Technology has been named one of three Digital Gaming Hubs in New York state by Empire State Development, and the university will receive $150,000 per year for three years.

The hub’s objective is to provide resources and mentoring to encourage students and entrepreneurs to enter the growing gaming industry and increase the economic impact to New York state by fostering innovation and creating collaborative activities that spur new games or companies as well. In addition, this designation will further equip RIT with the resources needed to continue paving the way with groundbreaking digital gaming research and development. Check out RIT’s game design and development program.

RIT points of pride

19 Jan

A world leader in education and access for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Rochester Institute of Technology is emerging as one of the world’s most innovative, agile, diverse and forward-thinking universities. At RIT, we forge greatness by being different. We are a world leader in education and access for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We have students who improve HIV medications in Africa, conduct remote sensing on volcanoes in Iceland, help select the Mars 2020 rover landing site, and win national cyber-defense competitions. And we have faculty who invent wearable technologies that protect soldiers, who work on the nation’s top advanced manufacturing initiatives, and are named U.S. Professor of the Year.

This is just a start. Check out the RIT Points of Pride website.

RIT’s online graduate programs among best in nation

13 Jan

Photo by: A. Sue Weisler

Rochester Institute of Technology’s online graduate programs in business and engineering continue to be among the best in the nation.

The U.S. News & World Report Best Online Programs rankings for 2016 ranked two of RIT’s colleges:

  • 31st in the nation for “Best Online MBA Program,” offered by Saunders College of Business
  • 49th for “Best Online Graduate Program in Engineering,” offered by Kate Gleason College of Engineering

“We are honored to be recognized on a national level for our graduate programs where we emphasize a highly collaborative format that incorporates the latest advances in online learning,” said Jeremy Haefner, RIT provost and senior vice president for academic affairs. “With the breathtaking rapid change in technology and workplace demands, our customized degree options have proved to be a difference maker for students in achieving their professional and personal goals.”

The rankings are based on data collected from the nation’s colleges and universities, which are then weighted by certain criteria, including student engagement, admissions selectivity, peer reputation, faculty credentials and student services and technology. Altogether, more than 1,200 distance education degree programs are cataloged in the searchable directory. All programs are required to be more than a year old with at least 10 students enrolled.

While these rankings only pertain to full degree programs, RIT also offers a wide variety of online education opportunities designed around industry standards, employer demand and the perspectives of our global network through RIT Online.

The full U.S. News rankings are available online at