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First Year Students


Admission for Entering Students


Each year, RIT admits approximately 150 first year students into the Honors Program. These outstanding students represent the top 5% to 8% of RIT's accepted applicants and less than 1% of all students applying for first year admission to RIT. Prospective students begin the admission process by submitting RIT's Application for Undergraduate Admission, along with supporting documents. Applications are reviewed by the Undergraduate Admissions Office to select a limited number of candidates who are then invited to join the Honors Program. Students who are selected for admission to the Honors Program will be notified shortly after receiving admission to the university.


In selecting students for the RIT Honors Program, the Admissions Committee looks for a combination of characteristics that will support the student in meeting the demands associated with being a member of the Honors Program. These include evidence of ability and motivation to take full advantage of the academic, professional, and experiential opportunities that the program provides. For entering students, this potential is demonstrated largely by high-school grades, test scores, class standing, recommendations and a record of extracurricular activities and personal interests.

2018 Entering Class Profile


The profile for the 2018 Honors entering first year class is as follows:




Grade Point Average


Rank in Class

top 5%



ACT Composite