RIT among the top universities in the nation
New ‘U.S. News’ ranking also gives high marks to business and engineering colleges
Rochester Institute of Technology is among the top third “National Universities,” and among the top 50 choices of high school guidance counselors, according to U.S. News & World Report rankings.
RIT this year ranked 102 out of more than 300 universities in this category, which includes the nation’s best-known colleges and universities. These top universities “offer a full range of undergraduate majors, plus master’s and Ph.D. programs, and emphasize faculty research,” according to U.S. News.
The 2019 edition of U.S. News & World Report Best Colleges also cited strong rankings for RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering and Saunders College of Business. And the university was cited on lists for “High School Counselor Top College Picks,” chosen from a survey of 2,400 high school counselors in all 50 states.
This is the 36th year that U.S. News has issued these “Best College” rankings. The rankings are based on several categories, with the most weight given to graduation and retention rates, peer assessment and faculty resources.
In this year’s rankings, RIT:
- Tied for 59th among 215 engineering colleges programs where the highest degree is doctorate. That ranking for the Kate Gleason College of Engineering was up two places from last year.
- Tied for 62nd among 405 undergraduate business programs. That ranking for Saunders College of Business was up two places from last year.
- Tied for 43rd among 145 national universities as a “best value school,” comparing the value of the education received to the price a student pays.
- Tied for 64th among “best colleges for veterans.”
RIT President David Munson said the university seeks to “shape the future and improve the world through creativity and innovation.”
“We intend to leverage the power of technology, the arts and design for the greater good,” Munson said. “The world needs innovators, and few universities are better positioned than RIT to provide innovation education.”
To see the full U.S. News national university rankings, go to http://colleges.usnews.rankingsandreviews.com/best-colleges/rankings/national-universities.
April 17, 2019
Innovative suspension system for off-road vehicles takes top spot in spring Tiger Tank competition
A uniquely designed magnetic coil piston that will improve suspension systems in on- and off-road vehicles took first place in RIT’s semi-annual Tiger Tank entrepreneurship competition. Sponsored by RIT’s Saunders College of Business and hosted by RIT’s Simone Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurship, Tiger Tank gives students the opportunity to pitch a business idea to a panel of judges with a chance to win cash prizes.
April 17, 2019
RIT hosts 2019 Upstate NY Regional Student Conference on April 19 and 20 at Polisseni Center
Concrete canoes float—really. And bridges are more complicated to construct than putting up a few steel beams. Student-engineers who build both the unusual—yet attractive—canoes and complex bridge spans will display their designs at the 2019 Upstate New York Regional Student Conference taking place April 19-20 at RIT.
April 16, 2019
Mahany Welding Supply donates equipment to College of Engineering Technology
Mahany Welding Supply donated two gas metal arc welding cells and two gas tungsten arc welding cells to be used within an advanced manufacturing degree program in RIT’s College of Engineering Technology to provide needed workforce skills.
April 16, 2019
Student groups organize event to educate campus on better ways to manage trash
Engineers for a Sustainable World and RIT Student Government are partnering on a Waste Awareness Campaign that involves displaying a day’s worth of trash collected from around the campus. One site will hold a pile of recycling, the other a pile of what goes to the landfill.