Rochester Institute of Technology is emerging into one of the world’s most innovative, agile, diverse and forward-thinking universities. At RIT, we forge greatness by being different. Here’s what makes us proud.
Don't just take our word for it, our reputation as one of the world's top universities is well documented.
producer of undergraduate STEM (science, technology, engineering, and math) degrees among all private universities in the nation.
from more than 100 countries, making us among the nation’s largest private universities
A University of Firsts
A world-leading technological university
For more information, visit our Academics page.
A world leader in education and access for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
RIT is home to the National Technical Institute for the Deaf (NTID), the world’s first and largest technological college for students who are deaf or hard of hearing. President Lyndon Johnson and Congress established NTID in 1968.
For more information, visit our NTID website.
It’s not enough to solve problems.
Be a problem seeker.
Sponsored research grew by 18 percent in fiscal year 2015, reaching a record $62 million in funding. RIT received 356 new awards from a variety of state, federal, corporate, and foundation sponsors. Federal funding was at an all-time high with the National Science Foundation providing $13 million and the National Institutes of Health providing $3 million.
For more information, visit our RIT Research website.
When you remake the world,
the world tends to notice.
For more information, visit our International Education and Global Programs website.
RIT is a place where brilliant minds assemble and collaborate, where they pool together their individual talents across disciplines in service of big projects and big ideas.
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
Our faculty create wearable technologies that protect soldiers. They work on the nation’s top advanced manufacturing initiatives. We're also home to a U.S. Professor of the Year.
Alumni who win Academy Awards, claim 12 Pulitzer Prizes and revolutionize the video gaming and sustainability industry.
RIT alumni—nearly 121,000 strong—can be found in all 50 states and 123 countries. Notable alumni range from CEOs to Academy Award winners in film animation.
Eight RIT alumni have won 12 Pulitzer Prizes in photojournalism.
David Carson ’94, St. Louis Post-Dispatch
William Snyder ’81, The Dallas Morning News
Dan Loh ’95, The Associated Press
forged from orange and brown.
RIT annually places more than 4,100 students in more than 6,100 co-op assignments with nearly 2,100 employers across the United States and overseas. In addition, experiential learning includes internships, research, and study abroad.
For more information, visit our Career Services and Cooperative Education website.
One of the world’s “greenest” universities, with two LEED platinum buildings and several gold. Home to the Golisano Institute for Sustainability (pictured at left) and a massive 2-megawatt solar energy farm among the largest for any New York college.
For more information, visit our Sustainability at RIT website.
RIT has long recognized the importance of diversity to organizational growth and synergy. In 2016, the university was recognized as a “Diversity Champion” and is a three-time recipient of the Higher Education Excellence in Diversity Award, both from
INSIGHT into Diversity magazine.
For more information, visit our Diversity at RIT website.
RIT has 24 varsity sports—22 compete at Division III; men’s and women’s hockey at Division I.
Men’s hockey, elevated to Division I in 2005, reached the NCAA Frozen Four Championship in 2010.
In 2015, the men won the Atlantic Hockey Championship and advanced to the NCAA Tournament Elite 8.
Women’s hockey won the NCAA Division III title in 2012.
Men’s hockey won a Division II National Championship in 1983 and a Division III championship in 1985.
The 2014-15 women’s team won its second consecutive College Hockey America Championship, advancing to the NCAA Tournament for the first time as a Division I program since moving up in 2012.
For more information, visit our RIT Athletics website.
Each year, RIT demonstrates its leadership in innovation and creativity by sponsoring Imagine RIT, a campus-wide event that showcases the innovative and creative spirit of RIT students, faculty, and staff.
For more information, visit our Imagine RIT website.
Whatever your passion, you can master it at RIT.