QS Quacquarelli Symonds ranks RIT as one of America’s top universities
Diversity, employability and internationalization drive the results of the rankings
Rochester Institute of Technology is one of America’s top universities according QS Quacquarelli Symonds, a global higher education research company and publisher of the QS World University Rankings.
RIT ranked 11th in New York state and in the 111-120 band nationally in the first annual QS World University Rankings: USA. In total, QS named 300 institutions as the best four-year universities in the United States.
The report is designed to assess how well universities are responding to the social, intellectual, and economic challenges of our time. Universities are ranked according their research performance and career outcomes as well as a range of indicators assessing each institution’s social impact and attempts to foster equitability. Such indicators include gender pay gap, faculty gender diversity, ratio of undergraduate students receiving Pell Grants, and retention rate. The methodology also evaluates universities based on the efforts they are making to support the 17 UN Sustainable Development goals.