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  • January 15, 2021

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    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

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    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.

  • December 10, 2020

    two students working in room with orange-tinted windows.

    Expanded RIT Master Plan gives grads a solid next step

    RIT has announced an extension to a tuition scholarship program for RIT graduates seeking to further advance their career opportunities while the job market recalibrates and the country responds to the coronavirus pandemic.

  • November 23, 2020

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    RIT's study abroad experiences continue on virtually despite travel restrictions

    When Carla Stebbins redesigned the health systems management MS degree, she included a culminating travel course in Sweden for her students to observe a different approach to health care. Stebbins, program director, built the online hybrid program to educate health care leaders to navigate a quickly changing field and widen their perspective. Even though COVID-19 canceled the trip, Stebbins found a solution

  • November 13, 2020

    graphic reads: Graduate Education Week, November 16-20.

    RIT celebrates graduate student research with weeklong virtual symposium Nov. 16-20

    RIT will celebrate graduate research during the 13th annual Graduate Education Week and Showcase: A Vision into the Future. The virtual event—Nov. 16 to 20—creates a platform for sharing and exchanging ideas during the COVID-19 pandemic, with pre-recorded and live presentations, demonstrations, visual exhibitions, and an alumni panel discussion.

  • November 9, 2020

    Current RIT COVID-19 Alert Level: Orange: Moderate Risk.

    COVID Update: Alert Level Moves to Orange

    This past weekend we continued to experience a rise of COVID-19. Rates of infection have increased to the point where we must elevate our COVID Alert Level to Orange. This will prompt changes in the way we operate for the remainder of the semester.