RIT included in ‘Fiske Guide to Colleges 2016’
Publication praises university’s vast co-op program and diverse academic portfolio
Once again Rochester Institute of Technology has been selected in the newest Fiske Guide to Colleges due, in part, to RIT’s successful co-op program and diverse campus.
The guide, compiled by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, is a selective, subjective and systematic look at more than 300 colleges and universities in the U.S., Canada and Great Britain. There are more than 4,000 colleges and universities in the United States. Those selected for the guide include the “best and most interesting” colleges and universities.
The 2016 edition of the guide says RIT students who are ready to find a career “will be happy to know that the school places more than 3,000 juniors and seniors in full-time paid positions through its co-op program.”
The guide credits RIT “in carving out niches for itself with unusual programs, and majors are offered in more than 200 fields, from basic electrical and mechanical engineering to packing science and bioinformatics.”
Majors including engineering, computing, business administration, information sciences, journalism, philosophy, game design and public policy were highlighted, as were ceramics, woodworking, glass, metal craft and jewelry making offerings.
“The unique mix of art, engineering, business and science students, along with the large number of deaf students (more than 1,200 are supported through RIT’s National Technical Institute for the Deaf) creates a diverse atmosphere on campus,” the guide said.
“Students are dedicated and career-oriented,” said an imaging science major quoted in the guide. “We graduate with lots of lab/field/hands-on experience.”