Freshman Admissions

We'll provide the gifted faculty, unconventional degree programs, career-focused experiential learning and a vibrant campus life.

You bring you.

Visit and Events

We have opportunities every day to come to campus or visit virtually! Get to know RIT, meet our students and staff, and ask questions.

Virtual Open House

A perfect first-look for high school juniors and sophomores.

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Meet us on campus


We're safely welcoming you to campus for small group tours.

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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 Stories

Join our innovative students from 50 states and 100+ countries who blend technology, the arts, and design to move the world forward.

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 13,000 RIT undergraduate and graduate students receive over $291 million dollars in financial assistance from federal, state, and institutional resources, in the form of scholarships, grants, loans, and part-time employment.

Estimated Cost of Attendance 

Financial Aid and Scholarships 

International Students

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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.

International Student Information  

International Applicant FAQs

RIT 官方中文网站

OPT Information - STEM Designated Programs

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...

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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.


Join us for our annual Counselor Enrichment Program, an event designed to give school counselors an opportunity to gather the latest information about RIT. This year’s program will focus on RIT's New Economy Majors - multi­disciplinary, transformative, and future-focused​ majors where students can combine different interests into concrete skills and cooperative education experiences, and establish successful career outcomes. Learn about the Fall 2021 admit profile, new construction updates, and our exciting Bachelor's/Master's Combined Accelerated Pathways program.

May 20, 2021
11:00 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. EDT
Virtual Event



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.

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Undergraduate Admissions

Bausch and Lomb Center
60 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, New York 14623-5604
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