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Find out what amazing looks like at a Virtual Open House or schedule an On-Campus Tour for an individualized experience.

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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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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 the class of 2020?

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.

CollegeFluency Podcasts for Parents

A monthly podcast hosted by Ian Mortimer, RIT’s Vice President for Enrollment Management, in which higher education experts demystify the college search and financing process and offer insight into the realities of college admissions and financial aid.

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