Come and meet your new community and support network that is as unique as it is powerful. As part of the Saunders Community, you experience small class sizes and a faculty to student ratio that allows faculty to get to know you by name and who cares about your career success. At Saunders, your connections run deep, well beyond your team of dedicated advisors.
Industry Advisory Boards
Industry experts from many of Saunders College corporate partners serve on industry advisory boards. They help ensure graduate degree programs are up to date in addressing their needs in a competitive business world. Their expertise often extends to support classroom initiatives and activities such as speaking engagements, student networking events, mentoring, and other opportunities that put them in indirect contact with you and other students. Please see our industry advisory board pages for a full set of active boards and their members.
Students Today, Alumni Forever
As a student, you plug into and benefit from a vast network of alumni that span the globe. Having walked in your footsteps before you, they have paved the way to help create the great resources and reputation we benefit from today. You will experience their impact directly through their engagement in student activities inside and outside the classroom. They serve as mentors, advisors, speakers and judges. Often Saunders alumni are responsible for providing the funding for college scholarships and activities.
Once you graduate, you become a member that delivers a lifetime of rewards and support. Nearly 25,000 Saunders College alumni are part of a larger network of nearly 136,000 across all of RIT. Our Alumni Association offices will be there for you when you are looking for assistance or for opportunities to engage with Saunders College and RIT.
As part of RIT, Saunders College is at the center of a university that delivers significant global, cultural and academic diversity. RIT offers an exciting environment for intellectual and personal development.
The International Student Services Office is the hub for a campus with students of all cultures and backgrounds from 50 states and more than 100 countries. At RIT, you are part of a student body consisting of approximately 2,700 international students, with an additional 1,900 students enrolled at RIT’s four international campuses. The RIT English Language Center and Rochester Global Connections offer additional resources to the global community at RIT.
In addition to our global diversity, nearly 3,300 RIT students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds are enrolled on our main RIT Rochester campus. The RIT Division of Diversity and Inclusion is committed to diversity through a mission to foster living, learning, and working environments that support and incorporate principles of equity, diversity, inclusion, and community.
Large universities can offer a diversity of academic programs and RIT is no exception with many internationally recognized programs across nine RIT colleges. What makes your experience at Saunders College unique is that at RIT you get unparalleled access through a flexible and dynamic curriculum. This commitment to multidisciplinary studies allows student to use MBA joint-concentrations and electives to take courses in any college on campus. In addition, our 200+ student clubs and entrepreneurship competitions and activities put you in direct access to students and expertise in your fields of interest across campus, outside of business.