First-Year Admissions

Come Thrive with Us

Through future-focused academics and a vibrant campus life, our students shine. Come join the RIT community, where your individuality, creativity, and innovation are always celebrated. Here, you can be uniquely you.

2024-2025 FAFSA® Update

Although families can now submit the FAFSA (Free Application for Federal Student Aid), colleges/universities will not receive your FAFSA data from the U.S. Department of Education until mid-March, which will delay financial aid offers until mid-April, at the earliest. This is much later than anticipated. In our commitment to supporting families, RIT is taking a proactive approach by offering the RIT Financial Aid Application to ensure accepted students have a financial aid estimate by mid-March. In addition, the FAFSA filing deadline for Regular Decision applicants has been extended to March 1.

Learn more about RIT's Financial Aid Application

Rest assured, despite the challenges of the FAFSA roll-out, RIT is ready and we’re here to help each step of the way.

We'll provide the future-focused degree programs, imaginative environment, real-world career experiences, and a vibrant campus life.

You bring you.

Learn why students like you choose RIT

Visit and Events

Whether you can visit in person or want to experience virtually, we offer opportunities every day for you to get to know RIT, meet our students and staff, and ask questions. View all the ways you can experience RIT 

Join Us for Accepted Student Open House

Visit campus on April 6 or April 13 to meet faculty, tour campus, and ask your questions. Virtual sessions will also be hosted in March and April.

Learn more and register

Daily Tours and Information Sessions 

Visit campus six days a week or explore other ways to experience RIT.

Schedule your visit

Ready to apply?

We’re Test Optional and have Friendly Early Decision plans.

Get the information you need including:
Application checklist and deadlines
Academic preparation and requirements
Choosing a major or exploration program

Student Perspectives

Learn about RIT through the eyes and words of our students. Student creators share their tips, tricks, and stories about RIT on the TigerTalk blog. Browse blog posts


Financial Aid and Scholarships

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Make RIT financially within reach

We realize that you are taking an important step in your life; one that is exciting, yet challenging. Since you have many other things to consider as you prepare for college, we want to help make your financial aid experience as smooth as possible. Currently, more than 16,000 RIT undergraduate students receive over $550 million dollars in financial assistance from federal, state, and institutional resources, in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and student employment.

Estimated Cost of Attendance 

Financial Aid and Scholarships 

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International Students

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RIT attracts students from more than 100 countries

RIT hosts nearly 2,000 international students on the main Rochester, New York campus. The variety of backgrounds and perspectives represented in the RIT community enriches the living and learning experience for all. As students interact on team-based projects, in campus housing and in day-to-day activities, they become enriched and better prepared for the opportunities and challenges of global interdependence.

International Student Information  

International Applicant FAQs

RIT 官方中文网站

OPT Information - STEM Designated Programs


Information for Parents and Families

Parents and families play a critical role in the college search process. Families are often involved in campus visits, financial planning, and helping to weigh the pros and cons of where their student will go to school. We are here to help your family navigate the process and provide the information you need to make the best decision.

Learn why RIT is a good fit for your family

Accepted Students

You've been accepted, now it's time to be on to something amazing. Your next steps are just a click, swipe, or tap away.

  • Pay your deposit
  • Connect with us
  • Review your enrollment checklist
  • Understand your financial aid
  • For international students, find your comprehensive arrival guide
  • and much more...

Resources for Accepted Students


Information for School Counselors


Thank you for your interest in RIT. We realize that understanding all that colleges and universities have to offer can be overwhelming. The following events are designed to help you assist your students to make college choices that are right for them.

We invite you to join us for a Virtual RIT Counselor Information Session. During our presentation, we will discuss RIT’s experiential-based curriculum, cooperative education, personalized attention for students, state-of-the-art facilities, student support services, co-curricular and extracurricular activities, potential match between students and RIT, and application processes for admissions and financial aid.

Register

 


Contact Admissions

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We’re here to help

If you have questions or would like to request more information, get in touch.

  Live Chat
  585-475-6631
  admissions@rit.edu
  Meet Your Admissions Counselor
  Schedule an Interview or Meeting

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