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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.

2016 Entering Class Profile

 

The profile for the 2016 Honors entering first year class is as follows:

 

 

25th Percentile

75th Percentile

Grade Point Average

95

97

Rank in Class

top 5%

top 3%

SAT Critical Reading

640

680

SAT Math

660

710

SAT CR + M

1310

1410

ACT Composite

31

33