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RIT recognized for diversity and inclusion efforts

17 Sep

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Rochester Institute of Technology’s work to establish a diverse and inclusive environment earned two awards from national organizations this fall. For the second year in a row, RIT is being honored as an institution committed to diversity for 2018 by Minority Access, Inc. RIT also is receiving a Higher Education Excellence in Diversity (HEED) Award from “INSIGHT into Diversity” magazine for the fifth consecutive year. More.

RIT among the top universities in the nation

10 Sep

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Rochester Institute of Technology is among the top third “National Universities,” and among the top 50 choices of high school guidance counselors, according to “U.S. News & World Report” rankings. In this year’s rankings, RIT also tied for 43rd among 145 national universities as a “best value school,” comparing the value of the education received to the price a student pays. More.

RIT’s newest students urged to dream and change the world

22 Aug

RIT faculty and staff cheer on and high-five new students to RIT during the annual Tiger Walk before convocation.

Get involved, know your fellow students and professors, and take advantage of as many opportunities as you can.

That was a main theme expressed during the Convocation for New Students at Rochester Institute of Technology today, as the university welcomed its most academically qualified first-year students, who had an average 1300 SAT score.

The new students also are expected to set a total RIT enrollment record at more than 19,000 for the first time. The new students come from 46 states and Washington, D.C., Puerto Rico, the U.S. Virgin Islands and 43 countries. Total international students come from 51 countries, with the most students coming from India, China, Saudi Arabia, Dominican Republic and Iran. More.

RIT named among the nation’s ‘Best 384 Colleges’

7 Aug

Rochester Institute of Technology is considered one of the nation’s best universities for undergraduate education, according to The Princeton Review. The education-services company features RIT in the just-published 2019 edition of its annual book “The Best 384 Colleges.” Only about 15 percent of America’s 2,500 four-year colleges and only four colleges outside the U.S. are profiled in the book, which is one of The Princeton Review’s most popular guides.

Students cited RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf as “providing amazing accommodations for deaf and hard-of-hearing students who attend the university, including notetaking, interpreters and CPrint technology.” More.

RIT included in ‘Fiske Guide to Colleges’ 2019 edition

10 Jul

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Rochester Institute of Technology is among the universities included in the 2019 edition of Fiske Guide to Colleges.

The 2019 edition highlights RIT’s “big focus on connecting students with careers” and says RIT is “strong in anything related to computing, art and design and engineering.” The guide this year also cites RIT’s flexible general education program, which has added more than 80 academic minors within the past few years. More.