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RIT’s provost serves as the chief academic officer and oversees the nine academic colleges, four international campuses, as well as other degree-granting units and academic support services.

In addition to academic planning and curriculum development, the provost champions continued excellence in student-centered learning, teaching, research, and scholarship.

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Global Campus Locations

In addition to Rochester, N.Y., RIT has campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo.

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Outcome Rate

For each of the past three years, 95 percent of RIT graduates enter either the workforce or graduate study within six months of graduation

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RIT in Top 50 for Best Value Schools

RIT is among the top 50 “best value schools,” according to U.S. News & World Report 2020 rankings.

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Countries

Students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries attend RIT.

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Celebration of Teaching and Scholarship

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Outstanding Undergraduate Scholar Awards

Academic Affairs News

  • January 15, 2021

    students walking to class outside.

    First-year students have high academic qualifications

    RIT welcomed 3,129 first-year students last fall. For students seeking a bachelor’s degree, their average SAT score was just under 1300, and the average ACT score was 30. Sixty-three were at the top of their high school graduating class.

  • January 15, 2021

    three students wearing masks and working with power tools.

    Pandemic changes academics but standards remain the same

    First, RIT was forced to close campus operations in March and transition to alternative learning methods. Then, faculty and staff were tasked with developing a creative academic portfolio of online, blended, and in-person classes for the fall. Now, RIT is preparing for the spring, which will be a mix of best practices from the last year aimed at maintaining the high academic standards for which the university is known.

  • January 11, 2021

    professor wearing labcoat and examining a grow on a petri dish.

    RIT Sponsored Research garners $82 million

    RIT had its best year ever for sponsored research funding. For fiscal year 2020, which ended June 30, RIT received 382 new awards totaling $82 million. The record funding follows almost $58 million in research expenditures in fiscal year 2019, also a record.

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