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RIT included in 2018 ‘Fiske Guide to Colleges’

18 Jul

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Rochester Institute of Technology is among the universities included in the 2018 edition of the “Fiske Guide to Colleges.” The guide is a selective, subjective and systematic look at more than 300 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain aimed at selecting “the best and most interesting.”

The 2018 edition of the guide highlights RIT’s “spotlight on undergraduates,” and says “students seeking up-to-date technological preparation will be at home at RIT, and those who are geared up and ready to ‘go professional’ will be more than satisfied with its extensive co-op program.” The guide also cites RIT as “a leader in providing access and support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.” More.

RIT cited among “Best Colleges for Your Money” in new ranking

17 Jul

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Rochester Institute of Technology is among the universities included in a new ranking by “Money” magazine “711 Best Colleges for Your Money.”

“In building our rankings, “Money” focused on the three basic factors that surveys show are the most important to parents and students: Quality of education, affordability and outcomes,” the publication said. More.

RIT women’s hockey to bring in eight newcomers for 2017-18 season

13 Jul

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RIT women’s hockey is adding eight new members to its team this year, and one of them is RIT/NTID student-athlete Baylee Trani from Huntington Beach, California. Trani, a speedy, 5-foot-2 forward, played the 2016-17 season with the New England Hockey Club. She led the team with nine goals while playing in 28 games. Trani also was a two-year member of the Under-16 California Wave from 2013-15.

“Baylee will be an exciting player to watch,” said RIT Coach Scott McDonald. “She is extremely quick and likes to have the puck on her stick to make plays.” More.

RIT College of Science establishes Integrated Sciences Academy

6 Jul

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Multidisciplinary science education and research is the focus of a new academic unit in RIT’s College of Science that brings together researchers with different expertise to invent new ways to approach challenges facing a global society.

The Integrated Sciences Academy will focus on implementing specific inter- and multidisciplinary programs within the College of Science and differs from custom-tailored programs offered through RIT’s School of Individualized Study. More.

RIT Athletics enjoys banner 2016-17 season

5 Jul

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With ample successes in the classroom and in the field of play, the RIT Athletics program enjoyed unparalleled success during the 2016-17 season. From Liberty League championships to NCAA berths, to All-American status and Academic All-America plaudits, RIT’s 675 student-athletes have had plenty to celebrate this year. More.