Parents and Families

At RIT, we understand the significant role you play in your student’s life, including guidance on education options. Family support and engagement are essential factors for helping students achieve their academic and career goals. Parents are our partners and valued members of the RIT community.

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Applications will be reviewed on a rolling, space-available basis.

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Parents and Families of Prospective Students

You’re looking for information and guidance as you embark on the college search process. Let us provide you with a roadmap and advice on admissions, financial aid, choosing a major, and more. Learn more for parents and families of prospective students

Parents and Families of Current Students

As partners in your student’s education, we support RIT parents throughout the RIT experience. Let us help you navigate RIT’s network of resources, from academics and personal matters to co-op, financial aid, and more. Learn more for parents and families of current students

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Key Facts

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4th

Oldest and One of the Largest Cooperative Education Programs in the World

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3,500

Students from Diverse Racial and Ethnic Backgrounds

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3rd

Largest Producer of Undergraduate STEM Degrees Among U.S. Private Universities

Accessibility

1,100

Deaf and Hard-of-Hearing Students

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14

Pulitzer Prizes Awarded to Alumni

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300+

Clubs and Student Organizations

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24

NCAA Varsity Sports

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Top 100

National Research University

What’s next for

RIT’s Class of 2022

From jobs with Fortune 500 companies to prestigious graduate programs and service opportunities, these students have some amazing futures ahead!

An Affordable Cost

RIT offers a comprehensive financial aid program consisting of merit-based scholarships and a full range of need-based grants, loans, and campus employment programs. More than 77 percent of full-time undergraduate students at RIT received more than $320 million in financial aid this past year. Many students and families also take advantage of our monthly payment plan, tuition prepayment plan, and opportunities for students to earn salaries through cooperative education.

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