Rochester Institute of Technology

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Rochester Institute of Technology (abbreviation: RIT) was founded in 1829 and is a privately, endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges and universities focusing on career education and experiential learning.[1]



The name was changed from Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute to Rochester Institute of Technology in 1944. [2]


The campus encompasses 1,300 acres.[3]


Year Award Organization Position
2003[4] "The Best Places With the Best Education" (awarding Rochester, and citing RIT) 6th
2004[5] "Top 25 Most Connected Campuses" The Princeton Review 12th


  1. RIT - Fast Facts
  2. Gordon, Dane R. (1982). Rochester Institute of Technology. The Edwin Mellen Press.
  3. RIT News & Events - October 23, 2003
  4. RIT News & Events - March 13, 2003
  5. RIT News & Events - November 4, 2004
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