Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, it provides exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Beyond its main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with nearly 19,000 students and more than 135,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world.

As one of the world’s leading technological institutions, RIT is a vibrant, connected community that is home to diverse, ambitious, and creative students from more than 100 countries. It offers an incredible array of academic programs; a diverse, committed, and accessible faculty; sophisticated facilities; and an unusual emphasis on experiential learning.


Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) offers the following array of courses:

8 Ph.D. Programs

77 Master’s Degrees

85 Bachelor’s Degrees

50 Accelerated Dual-Degree Programs





Rankings and Recognition

U.S. News & World Report

  • Ranked 104th in the “National Universities” category
  • Ranked among top 20 universities recognized for excellent co-operative learning and internship programs
  • Ranked 50th among “best value schools”
  • Ranked 69th among “Best Colleges for Veterans”
  • Ranked 83rd for student excellence based on percentage of first-year students in top 10 percent of their high school class and SAT/ACT scores
  • Tied for 108 among national universities cited for social mobility, which measured how well schools graduate students receiving federal Pell grants
  • Ranked in top 50 among national universities in a national survey of “High School Counselors Top College Picks” (2019)



Princeton Review

  • Listed in 2019 edition of The Best Value Colleges: 200 Schools with Exceptional ROI for Your Tuition Investment
  • Listed in 2020’s “Best 385 Colleges” and 2018’s “Best Northeastern Colleges”
  • Featured in the 2017 edition of “Colleges That Create Futures: 50 Schools That Launch Careers by Going Beyond the Classroom”
  • RIT’s Saunders College of Business is ranked eighth in the “Top 25 Online MBA Programs” for 2019
  • Included in “The Princeton Review Guide to Green Colleges: 2019 Edition” (ninth consecutive year)



Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education

  • Ranked 155th among U.S. colleges in The Wall Street Journal/Times Higher Education rankings, placing RIT among the top 25 percent of colleges and universities in nation.
  • Engagement: Ranked No. 38 for engagement—how immersed students are in the academic experience, a result of survey responses on the difficulty of classes and the students’ likelihood to recommend RIT to their peers, among other indicators—placing RIT in the top 10 percent in the nation.
  • Right choice! If you could start over, would you still choose this college? Of all the students surveyed, those at RIT were more likely than students at most other colleges to say they would choose it again.
  • Inspiring! Does your college provide an environment where you feel you are surrounded by exceptional students? Students at RIT were more likely to feel inspired by their classmates than students at many other colleges.
  • Worth the Cost! Do you think your college will be worth what you and your family are paying? Of all the students surveyed, those at RIT were more likely than those at many other schools to believe their experience was worth the investment.



Undergraduate Programs

U.S. News & World Report

  • Ranked among 20 universities recognized for excellent co-operative learning and internship programs
  • Ranked 83rd for student excellence based on percentage of first-year students in top 10 percent of their high school class and SAT/ACT scores
  • Kate Gleason College of Engineering ranked No. 61 nationally for undergraduate engineering programs among universities where the highest degree is a doctorate
  • Saunders College of Business ranked No. 66 nationally among best programs for undergraduate business education



Forbes Magazine

  • Ranked 66th — fourth best among universities — by Forbes magazine on its 2019 list of “America’s Best Midsize Employers”
  • Listed in Forbes Magazine as one of America’s Best Colleges



Princeton Review

  • Ranked eighth nationally for “Top Schools for Video Game Design for 2019”— undergraduate programs



Graduate Programs

U.S. News & World Report

  • Saunders College of Business ranked 91st among the nation’s best graduate schools for business
  • Saunders College of Business tied for 28th in the nation for “Best Online MBA Programs,” for the online executive MBA program (2020)
  • Saunders College of Business ranked 120th for "Best Online Business Programs (non-MBA)"
  • Saunders College of Business tied for 89th among the nation’s top MBA programs for full-time students (2021)
  • Saunders College of Business ranked 29th for business analytics program (2021)
  • Saunders College of Business ranked 141st for part-time MBA programs
  • Saunders College of Business ranked 22nd for “Best Online MBA Programs for Veterans”
  • Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences ranked in the 45th – 58th range among the nation’s best online information technology programs (2020)
  • Tied for 68th among the nation’s best computer science graduate programs, offered in Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences (2021)
  • Kate Gleason College of Engineering tied for 72nd in engineering schools offering a doctorate (2021)
  • Kate Gleason College of Engineering ranked in the 74th – 94th range for “Best Online Engineering Programs” for its graduate programs. (2020)
  • College of Health Sciences and Technology tied for 108th among master’s degree programs in physician assistant (2021)
  • Tied for 23rd among universities offering graduate-level studies in fine arts (MFA) (2021)
  • Tied for sixth in graduate studies in photography (MFA) (2021)
  • Ranked eighth in graduate studies in industrial design (MFA)
  • Ranked 12th in graduate studies in multimedia/visual communications (MFA)
  • School of Physics and Astronomy tied for 69th among the nation’s best physics graduate programs (2021)



Princeton Review

  • Ranked seventh nationally for “Top Schools for Video Game Design for 2019”— graduate programs
  • Times Higher Education/The Wall Street Journal
  • The MBA program at Saunders College of Business has been ranked 54th among business colleges and universities around the world. (2019)

Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, New York

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