Rochester Institute of Technology
Rochester, NY 14623-5603


Type 4 year
Control Private
Business model Not for Profit
Campus size Medium
Campus locale Suburb
Degrees offered Undergrad & Graduate
Calendar system Semester
Total enrollment 16,507
Religious affiliation None
Students with disability 13%
Student to faculty ratio 13:1
Campus housing
Dormitory capacity 7,100 students
Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Types of Programs Offered
Postbaccalaureate Recreational or avocational education
Adult basic remedial or high school equivalent
High school education
Medical Degree
Special Learning Opportunities
Weekend/evening classes
Study abroad
Teacher certification
ROTC - Army
ROTC - Navy
ROTC - Air Force
Student Services Offered
On-campus day care for students' children
Remedial services
Academic/career counseling services
Employment services for students
Placement services for graduates


Acceptance Rate
(Fall 2016)

Rochester Institute of Technology is somewhat selective in its admission process. In Fall 2016, it received 19,824 applications and 10,889 students were granted admission. Rochester Institute of Technology is at the #53 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.

Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 38% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 62% submitted SAT scores.

Test Scores

Students admitted and enrolled in Fall 2016 have test scores in the following ranges.
SAT1140 to 1330
ACT26 to 31

Application Fee

Undergrad students
Graduate students
Learn more about admission requirments

Tuition & Fees

In 2016-2017 academic year, Rochester Institute of Technology's tuition was $38,024 for all students regardless of residency (41.9% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)

Follow the link below to learn more about additional cost components such as books and supplies, room and board and other expenses.

Average Net Price
National Average = $22,127
In State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Out of State Tuition
National Average = $26,792
Learn more about tuition & fees

Financial Aid

In 2016-2017 academic year, 96% of Rochester Institute of Technology's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 32% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,301 (which is 2.3% below the national average.)

The total number of federal student loan recipients at Rochester Institute of Technology in 2016-2017, was 2,000, which is 69% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $5,740 (which is 2.6% below the national average.)

Pell Grant
National Average = $4,400
Federal Loan
National Average = $5,895
Financial aid
National Average = 92%
Learn more about financial aid

Student Body

In Fall 2016, Rochester Institute of Technology has enrolled a total of 16,507 students (14,789 students full-time and 1,718 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 16,507 students, 515 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 66% men and 34% women and 13,384 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 3,123 for graduates studies.

The institution also enrolled 444 students for distance studies.

Total Enrollment

Student Diversity

White: 57%

Non-resident alien: 16%

Race/ethnicity unknown: 7%

Asian: 7%

Hispanic: 6%

Black/African American: 4%

Two or more races: 3%

Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%


Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Rochester Institute of Technology.

Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
Study Areas Percent Total Graduates Online
Engineering Technologies And Engineering-related Fields 30% 1,176 0
Health Professions And Related Programs 11% 427 45
Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities 11% 425 121
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services 10% 389 267
Engineering 8% 311 0
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services 7% 280 175
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics 3% 119
Visual And Performing Arts 3% 113
Mathematics And Statistics 2% 67 43
Physical Sciences 1% 59 0

Graduation & Dropout Rates

Graduation rate
national average: 55%

Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.

The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Rochester Institute of Technology full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.

Still enrolled
Dropout rate
Transfered out

The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.

Earnings After College

Median Annual Income
national average: $33,604

The typical median income of Rochester Institute of Technology graduates 6 years after enrollment is $45,200. Last year, out of the total 4,020 graduates who entered the institution 6 years ago, 3,739 were reported to have been employed. On the same note, out of 4,274 graduates, who enrolled 10 years ago, 3,847 were employed.

6 years after enrollment 10 years after enrollment
Annual Income $45,200 $60,600
Employment Rate 93% 90%
Total Graduates 4,020 4,274

Campus Location

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Nearby Colleges

Nearby 4 year colleges within 100 mile radius of Rochester Institute of Technology.

University of Rochester
3.6 mile away
Northeastern Seminary
6.9 mile away
Nazareth College
7.9 mile away
Keuka College
43.8 mile away