Whatever your passion you can master at RIT! RIT is a place where brilliant minds assemble and collaborate, where they pool together their individual talents across disciplines in service of big ideas and creative solutions. It is a vibrant community teeming with students collaborating with experts and specialists: a hub of innovation and creativity. It is an intersection of disciplines, a launching pad for a brilliant career, and a highly unique state of mind. It is a perfect environment in which to pursue your passion. Here, the future is envisioned each day. And remade each day after. Imagine the possibilities.
The RIT Global Scholars program provides students from RIT’s international campuses with exciting academic, networking, and professional opportunities. By taking advantage of this program, you will diversify your cultural perspective by studying and engaging with U.S. and international students from all across the globe. These experiences will provide you with the framework to widen your professional network, create meaningful global change, and become a visionary leader of tomorrow. If you are interested in taking advantage of this unique opportunity, and study for up to two terms at the Rochester campus, contact your home campus advisor today!
Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond our main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with nearly 19,000 students and more than 135,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. At RIT, we are always on to something amazing.
RIT’s students have unmatched opportunities for hands-on learning, utilizing some of the most sophisticated classroom, laboratory, and studio equipment available anywhere.
At RIT, we understand how technology enhances creativity and innovation. Our campus has the latest equipment, software, studios, laboratories, and conveniences—the tools you need to explore and excel. We help you utilize the latest technology and understand its impact on the world.
There’s no question that we have a sophisticated, high-tech campus. The Princeton Review consistently ranks RIT among the most connected campuses in the country. Whether you’re in the classrooms, labs, residence halls, or public areas on campus, we provide free, direct, high-speed computing access that is hard to beat.
RIT is much more than its high-quality academic facilities; it offers many welcoming spaces on campus. You’ll find vibrant locations for social and intellectual activity just about everywhere you look. The physical beauty of the campus comes from an interplay of natural and park-like settings with modern buildings, architectural features, and artwork prominently on display. Comfortable spaces throughout campus offer places to relax or work on projects and team assignments.
High-tech industry, history and culture, entertainment, recreation—you’ll find all of these and more in Rochester. Students from 11 colleges and universities, four of which are within five miles of RIT, add spirit and style to the area.
The RIT campus is about six miles from downtown Rochester—just minutes away if you want to explore and enjoy the city’s entertainment, and cultural opportunities. If you’re seeking a dynamic environment, Rochester offers a perfect setting—it’s large enough to provide the dining and night life opportunities you might expect in a bigger city, yet small and friendly enough to be inviting and accessible. In fact, Rochester was rated sixth overall in the “best places to live” category by Places Rated Almanac.
High-tech, communications, optics, research, and manufacturing companies, including many Fortune 500 companies, choose Rochester as their base of operations. The city has more than 4,000 exporting companies. Xerox Corp., Bausch & Lomb, Inc., Paychex Inc., Frontier Corp., Eastman Kodak Co., and other national and international firms make Rochester a great place to learn about the world of business. In addition, these firms and other Rochester companies offer excellent co-op and permanent employment opportunities.
You’re within six hours by car of New York City, Boston, Detroit, Philadelphia, Pittsburgh, Cleveland, and Montreal, and much closer than that to Niagara Falls and Toronto.