Rochester Institute of Technology

About Rochester Institute of Technology

Few universities provide RIT’s variety of career-oriented studies. RIT’s unmatched array of academic programs attracts designers, artists, photographers, and filmmakers on the one hand, and scientists, engineers, computing scientists, and entrepreneurs on the other. When these “left-brain and right-brain” students engage with RIT’s outstanding faculty, a learning environment is created where innovation and creativity flourish.

Experience counts. Since 1912, the hallmark of an RIT education has been experiential learning. RIT was among the first universities in the world to offer cooperative education. Last year, more than 3,500 co-op students alternated periods of study on campus with paid employment in nearly 2,000 firms across the United States and overseas. Today, experiential learning also includes internships, study abroad, and undergraduate research.

Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. The campus occupies 1,300 acres in suburban Rochester, the third-largest city in New York state. RIT also has international locations in Eastern Europe, Dubai, and China.

The RIT student body consists of approximately 15,400 undergraduate and 3,200 graduate students. Enrolled students represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries. Nearly 3,300 students from diverse racial and ethnic backgrounds are enrolled on the main campus along with approximately 2,700 international students. An additional 1,900 students are enrolled at RIT’s international campuses.


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September 2018 Rochester, NY
“Super interesting and fun. ”

Student Worker

May 2019 Rochester, NY
“I liked the flexibility with the hours and how friendly the staff is. It was easy to get a shift covered if needed but I always liked coming into work. Gaining a different perspective on how the university works was also incredibly interesting. ”
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