RIT recognized for computer science, engineering
‘Business Insider’ ranks RIT 14th in the Northeast and 36th in the country, highlighting strong undergraduate education and workforce preparation
Rochester Institute of Technology was ranked among the best computer science and engineering schools in the most recent Business Insider ratings. The university placed 14th in the Northeast and 36th in the U.S., in the ratings. RIT was recognized for its comprehensive preparation of graduates for today’s workforce, particularly in important STEM fields—science, technology, engineering and mathematics.
Business Insider surveyed more than 400 of its readers to find out which engineering and computer science schools have the most valuable undergraduate programs. Top-rankings by these individuals and high, selective average SAT scores (from the college admissions website CollegeBoard) for the students at each school were also included in the assessment.
According to the magazine, RIT was highlighted for its students who generated more than $30 million in earnings through employment placements. During their undergraduate years, students participate in several full-time, paid cooperative education experiences with more than 500 companies.
Also in the Business Insider article, RIT was ranked fifth among the most popular computer science and computer engineering programs in the country. The group pulled the top computer science and computer engineering schools from its list by ranking the schools by percentage of students who major in computer science, according to College Board. Computer science was the No. 1 major for this fall’s record-breaking freshman class at RIT.
RIT’s Kate Gleason College of Engineering offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees with majors in biomedical, chemical, computer, electrical, industrial, mechanical and microelectronic engineering. The B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences is home to RIT’s computer science, computing security, information sciences and technologies, and software engineering departments, as well as a Ph.D. program in computing and information sciences, and the School of Interactive Games and Media.
More about the rankings can be found at http://www.businessinsider.com/best-computer-science-engineering-schools-in-america-2015-7.
April 18, 2019
Imagine RIT visitors get to control RIT’s ‘Weather Machine’ in new two-story-high video game
Imagine RIT visitors will help keep the skies above RIT clear during the festival on April 27, in a new video game on display at the MAGIC Spell Studios building. Festivalgoers can play “Weather Defense: A Two Stories High Video Wall Game” on six large 4K displays, mounted two stories up the atrium wall of the new 52,000-square-foot MAGIC building.
April 18, 2019
Student Spotlight: Participating in the ASCE Concrete Canoe competition
Meet Brady Smith, a fourth-year civil engineering technology student and captain of this year’s Concrete Canoe team.
April 17, 2019
Imagine RIT Preview: Virtual Bugs
When the Seneca Park Zoo Society needed a way to create detailed 3D computer models of rare insects from Madagascar, they turned to RIT’s imaging science program for help. A multidisciplinary team of first-year students designed and built a new system to tackle the problem and will showcase the final product at the Imagine RIT festival.
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.