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RIT attracts students from more than 100 countries
RIT hosts more than 2,600 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.
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Students will be arriving on campus, and RIT's New Student Orientation is packed with activities to make the transition to college easy and fun! Elias Bowles, second-year graphic design major, shares what's happening and how to get the most out of it!
If you've been researching RIT but have not yet been able to visit campus, visit us virtually today. Learn more about academics at RIT, explore state-of-the-art facilities, and see a sneak peak of construction projects that are transforming campus.
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Technology and a global pandemic have changed the way we work. In response to these rapid changes, RIT has created a category of academic programs that are multidisciplinary, transformative, and future-proof. Learn more about RIT's New Economy Majors.
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The keystone to experiential education—a co-op gives you the opportunity to apply what you’re learning in the classroom through meaningful work experience. Learn about the co-op program and why RIT is among the top 20 schools for co-op in the nation.
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Get to know our vibrant, connected community—home to diverse, ambitious, creative students, and faculty from around the world. Get to know #RIT.
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Not only is RIT among the top 20 schools for co-op in the nation, we have one of the largest co-op programs in the world! Learn more about how the co-op experience before you graduate creates big outcomes.
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How do you narrow down your list of colleges and universities? film production major Nolan Kearney reflects on the most important factors he considered during his college search process, and why he chose RIT.
Join our innovative students from 50 states and 100+ countries who blend technology, the arts, and design to move the world forward.
Connecting Kids to Science
Devon M Christman
Over the summer, Christman taught a workshop called “Experiments in Science” to a group of children from RIT’s Kids on Campus program. By helping to change their perspectives on who and what a scientist is, Christman is shaping the minds of tomorrow’s scientists.
Seeing the world through the eyes of a different species is just one way we connect with the world around us. Through faculty-led research, Wegman is working to improve the quality of life for North American River Otters by studying their visual perception.
Innovation Science in Neurotechnology
The School of Individualized Studies enabled Canning to create a degree that combines studies in computer science, business, and neuroscience so he can build a business that can mass produce brain-computer interfaces to help people with disabilities.
Trading gloves and helmets for a monitor and a mouse has ushered in a new era in sports: competitive, organized gaming. By mirroring professional eSports, the RIT eSports team pursues competitive gaming at the highest possible level, rivaling the excitement of traditional sports teams.
Kha interned with Oculus testing their next generation of VR cameras, which have the potential to aid law enforcement and impact learning in schools. The internship turned into a full-time job, and Kha plans to work on enhancing the VR experience.
Creating a Balanced, Equal World
Communications and Media Technology
Open source software is integral to building a movement toward equality. For DeCausemaker, that meant creating a degree program in the School of Individualized Studies that targeted the specific areas of expertise he needed to craft the career path he wanted.
The Sky’s the Limit
Film and Animation
Gordon started Optic Sky, an animation company, after graduating from RIT with a degree in film. He helps develop new talent by inviting RIT students to work on his production crews.
Game Design and Development
Tinkering, testing, designing, coding – it's what he does. Through RIT's game design program, Campbell and his team created a game that garnered attention from 20th Century Fox, leading him to an internship with the company.
A Part of Something Bigger
Computer Engineering Technology
For Hedger, giving back is a special part of the RIT community that lets her impact the world, one service project at a time.
Film and Animation
RIT’s student-run radio station broadcasts to the Rochester community and streams worldwide. Bellavia, WITR’s music director, appreciates that RIT has a place where people who love music can bond over their passion and share that connection over the airwaves.
The AI Gateway
Syed is pushing the world forward by developing algorithms that apply artificial intelligence to make everyday tasks easy and more efficient.
A Spit Take
Guy's biomedical science research is analyzing microbes linked to cardiac disease. She's hoping to keep the population healthy one vial of saliva at a time.
A New Way to Tell Stories
Undeclared Art and Design
By combining the performing arts with technology and design, Claire Wilcox is creating a storytelling dynamic that engages technology to share stories on film and on stage.
Where You Belong
Mechanical Engineering Technology
Mendieta has found a home in student government. As vice president she makes sure that all students have what they need to succeed.
Bringing Deaf Culture to the Big Screen
Design and Imaging Technology
Walker wants to share Deaf and hard-of-hearing stories to bridge the gap between cultures and represent the Deaf community in Hollywood.
Eye on the Prize
Biomedical Photographic Communications
Lautenschlager's passion for helping others drew her to a co-op opportunity in the medical science field. Through hands-on experience studying the eye, Lily has secured a part-time job while she continues her education at RIT.
The Spice of Life
Finance and International Business
Variety is what Ferguson thrives on. And no day is ever the same for this double major who plays soccer and is involved in a range of activities at RIT.
Making a Positive Impact
Sociology and International Relations
She’s a professional ballet dancer and a humanitarian who spends her free time volunteering at a children’s home in Haiti. Duffy created a degree program in the School of Individualized Study so she can one day establish a non-profit of her own.
A Creative Pipeline
Motion Picture Science
Sevigny is conducting research to help filmmakers translate what they create on their computers to a full cinematic experience.
By working on a faculty-guided research project, Pannullo has gained hands-on research experience to pursue a future in regenerative medicine. It’s one way Pannullo is putting experiential learning to work.
Advancing the Success of Women
As head of public relations for Women in Computing, McHale strives to organize professional opportunities for its members, advancing women’s experience in computing majors, and giving back to a club that has given her so much.
The Hands of Time
At RIT’s makerspace you’re free to design, test, tinker, and build. Hatch utilizes The Construct to create 3D-printed mannequin hands for Genesee Country Village & Museum's 19-century clothing exhibit.
It might be just a stool, but it represents more than reaching equipment in the Machine Shop. It’s a symbol of the heightened awareness and inclusivity of women in engineering at RIT. After graduation, Kosak wants to influence change by helping women pursue careers in engineering.
Headed to Google
New Media Design
The skills Lung learned in the new media design major prepared her for an internship at Google. This career-related work experience, which turned into a full-time job, is just one of the ways experiential learning shapes a student’s future.
Merging Past and Present
3D Digital Design
RIT's Cary Graphics Art Collection allows students to view printing styles and graphic art from thousands of years ago. In order to preserve these artifacts, Klibanow is working with other students and faculty to create a virtual viewing experience.
The Power of Music
Jasen is a physician assistant major and the music director for RIT Players. She is applying her passion for music to research that studied how music can reduce pain and anxiety in pediatric patients.
With only a split second to get the perfect shot, Hamilton's passion for capturing emotion is an asset to creating authentic images in the moment.