Parents and Families of Prospective Students

Career Preparation is Our First Priority

By pairing our future-focused, innovative academic programs with one of the best university internships and co-op programs in the world, you’ll see why RIT is the best place for your student to not only launch their career, but design their future.


2022 Average Starting Undergraduate Salary


Overall RIT Outcomes Rate

RIT grads who have entered the workforce, enrolled in graduate study, or are pursuing alternative plans (e.g., military or volunteer services) within six months of graduation

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A World Leader in Cooperative Education and Internships

Students get paid, real-world work experience before they graduate.


Students Participate in Co-op Annually

Gain career experience before they graduate


Co-op Assignments Completed Last Year

Many majors require co-op as part of the curriculum


Hiring Partners Worldwide

Employers come to RIT to find talent

Earn a Bachelor’s and a Master’s Degree in as Little as Five Years

60+ Combined Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees

RIT’s Combined Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees are for our most highly focused, goal-oriented students. These pathways enable you to earn both a bachelor’s and a master’s degree in as little as five years. That’s a full year of time, effort, and expense shaved off from what is normally a six- to seven-year journey.

Combined Accelerated Bachelor’s/Master’s Degrees

Working with Families to Cut the Costs of RIT

Our Financial Aid and Scholarships Office partners with Families to create a financial plan that helps students launch the career of their dreams.


Incoming First-Year and Transfer Students Receive Aid


Financial Aid Awards Annually

We use the FAFSA to determine how we can support families financially.
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On-Campus Student Employees

Opportunities abound for on-campus employment


Co-op Tuition or Fees

Students do not pay tuition or fees while on co-op

Our Commitment to Supporting Students

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Academic Support Services

RIT offers a range of programs and services to support your student, including:

Academic Advising

Multicultural Center for Academic Success

Spectrum Support Program

Test, Study, and Tutoring Support

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Career and Cooperative Education Support Services

We know where our students go after graduation, because we help them get there. Career services coordinators provide ongoing support to students through organizing workshops, information sessions, and career preparation courses, as well as individual advisement.

Career Services Annual Report

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Health and Wellness

We think about health and wellness on a broader level and offer a student health center, counseling and psychological services, disability services, wellness courses, recreation and intramural teams, and so much more.

Health and Wellness Resources

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The RIT campus is located in Henrietta, NY, a suburb six miles from downtown Rochester. We’re close enough to enjoy the city’s entertainment and culture, but still nestled in our own community. Public Safety patrols campus seven-days-a-week, 52-weeks-a-year, and provides services dedicated to creating a safe community. Campus is equipped with blue-light courtesy call boxes, and RIT Alert system, and the Tiger Safe app.

Safety Resources

Students Thrive at RIT

Here, students can be uniquely themselves, and flourish. RIT is a place where individuality, creativity, and innovation are always celebrated.

Explore some of what makes our community unique

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Understanding the RIT Admissions Process

Students can choose from three application paths

Apply to a degree program

Students apply directly to their desired major and start relevant course work right away.

Apply to a college exploration program

Students can explore the majors in their area of interest and declare a major later.

Apply to individualized study

Students can design an academic program around a group of interests that don’t fit neatly into a major and graduate with a degree as unique as them.

We have a holistic decision process

Admission to RIT is competitive, but our admissions process is personalized. We look at each application individually to assess academic strength, standardized test scores (if your student chooses to submit them), recommendations, portfolio quality (where applicable), as well as extracurricular activities and personal career interests.