Rochester Institute of Technology, Rochester, USA

Rochester, USA

Overview

Rochester Institute of Technology, situated in New York, was established in 1829 and now is regarded as USA's 10th largest private university. The university is worldwide famous for its Engineering, Arts, Computer and Science programmes. Being one of the premier engineering institutes, RIT was rated as 4th best university on the list of ‘America's Best Midsize Employers 2019 by Forbes Magazine. The institute's main campus is located in Henrietta. Covering at least 1,300 acres, the university has its other campuses located in Dubai, Croatia (Dubrovnik), Croatia (Zagreb), Kosovo (Pristina), and China (Weihai). Students prefer studying at RIT because of its dynamic education system and environment, along with the wide range of programme offering lists. 

Rochester Institute of Technology provides both bachelors and master's degree programmes, including doctoral and professional degrees. It gives an opportunity to enrol in an online masters degree. RIT has over 4,000 active faculty and staff members who throughout help the students in both academic activities and research projects. It is also best known for its alumni network which includes names of eminent personalities with top positions like former New York Lieutenant Governor, former President and CEO of the Associated Press, critical theorist N, and photojournalist. 

Latest Updates

  • Students and applicants must show proof of full COVID-19 vaccination and booster shot 

  • RIT students must log into the institute's Wellness Portal to complete the COVID-19 vaccine form and provide additional personal details

  • Face masks are not mandatory both outdoors and indoors, but the Rochester Institute of Technology still encourages students to be safe and wear masks as much as possible.

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Programs

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  • MS in Business Analytics

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      INR 5,200

    • Duration

      1 Year

      Tuition Fee

      INR 32,27,400

  • M.S in Finance

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      INR 5,200

    • Duration

      1 Year

      Tuition Fee

      INR 43,42,900

  • M.E in Engineering Management

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      INR 5,200

    • Duration

      N/A

      Tuition Fee

      INR 30,88,500

  • M.S in Computer Engineering

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      INR 5,200

    • Duration

      1.5 Year

      Tuition Fee

      INR 32,27,400

Rochester Institute of Technology Facts and Highlights

Type of University

Private

Average Annual Tuition Fees

Bachelors - USD 52.03K

Masters - USD 52.09K

Admission Intakes

Fall, Spring and Summer

Average GPA Requirement

3.7 or above

Admission Requirements

Bachelors - Class 12 result from a recognised board

Masters - a three-year degrees from a university recognised by WHED and accredited with NAAC

Transcripts, LOR, SOP, Resume or CV, Writing Sample (if required for a specific programme in both UG and PG)

Admission Deadline

Mid-January

Percentage of International Students

10%

Size of Campus (in acres)

1,300

Alumni Worldwide

1.36L+

Female to Male Ratio

34:66

Average Salary after 10 Years

NA

Rochester Institute of Technology Rankings

Rochester Institute of Technology has recently slipped from its previous rank from 601-800 to 801-100 in 2020 by Times Higher Education (THE). Another ranking publisher US News & World Report had placed it amongst the top 700 universities in the country. Check out the rankings of RIT below by major ranking publishers:

Ranked by 

2021

2020

2019

2018

QS - World University Ranking

NA

NA

NA

NA

THE (Times Higher Education) - University Ranking

801-1000

801-100

601-800

601-800

US News & World Report - Global Universities

679

641

641

669

US News & World Report - National University Ranking

112

104

102

102

Course Ranking

Now let us see the rankings of Rochester Institute of Technology courses like Business, Engineering and Computer. As per the chart, Bloomberg has ranked RIT amongst the top 200 business schools in the US, white THE has again slipped its position drastically. Check out the rankings below. 

Ranking for Business Courses

Ranked by

2022

2021

2020

2019

2018

Bloomberg - Best Business School USA

NA

77

49

93

88

QS - Global MBA

251

201-250

201-250

201-250

201-250

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Business and Economics

501-600

501-600

401-500

401-500

NA

US News & World Report - Graduate Business School

90

89

NA

93

73

US News & World Report - MBA Business Analytics

33

29

NA

NA

NA

US News & World Report - UG Business

74

67

66

62

62

Ranking for Engineering Courses

Ranked by

2022

2021

2020

2019

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Engineering and Technology

801-1000

801-1000

801-1000

601-800

US News & World Report - Biomedical Engineering PG

70

NA

NA

NA

US News & World Report - Chemical Engineering PG

95

NA

NA

NA

US News & World Report - Electrical Engineering PG

66

NA

NA

NA

Ranking for Computer Courses

Ranked by 

2022

2021

2020

2019

THE (Times Higher Education) - PG Computers

501-600

501-600

501-600

501-600

US News & World Report - Computer Engineering PG

66

NA

NA

NA

Rochester Institute of Technology Fees

Rochester Institute of Technology offers both undergraduate and graduate courses to its students. Check out the average first-year tuition fees for both the bachelors and masters degrees. 

Courses

Duration

First-year tuition fees

Bachelors

4-5 years

USD 52.03K

Masters

1-2 years

USD 52.09K

Rochester Institute of Technology Important Dates

According to the latest updates on Rochester Institute of Technology website, here are some of the important dates for both students and applicants:

Intake

Deadline

Summer intake

 

Mid-January

Fall intake

Spring intake

Rochester Institute of Technology Admission Process

If a candidate wants to apply for any undergraduate courses, then he or she can do it via Common Application or through the university's official website. If the candidate is seeking admission in a postgraduate programme then he or she can apply via Rochester Institute of Technology's official website. Check out the application process for both undergraduate and graduate programmes below:

Undergraduate

Method 1: Common Application

If the candidate is applying or wants to apply to more than one university then Common Application is the best option for him or her. The candidate is only required to create an account by giving some academic and personal details. After logging in, he or she can easily fill-up the form. However, the application can also be submitted if the candidate has paid the application fee which is somewhere around USD 25-90, depending on the number of universities applied for. 

Method 2: RIT official website

The candidate can also easily apply via Rochester Institute of Technology's official website. He or she is just required to create an account on the site and give in some academic and personal details. After logging in, simply fill-up the form, attach the documents required and submit. 

Postgraduate courses

If you want to apply for a postgraduate course at RIT, then you can only apply via its main website. Here are some quick steps to apply via Rochester Institute of Technology website. 

Step 1: First create your account. Give all the details and information for the successful creation of the account.

Step 2: Now the candidate will be asked to fill in a PIN, which has already been sent on his or her registered email ID. 

Step 3: After giving the PIN, now click on 'Start New Application'. 

Step 4: Select application type

Step 5: Now click on 'Create Application' to proceed further

Step 6: Now from hereon, the candidate will be asked to give his personal details and other academic and professional details.

Step 7: After filling up the form, attach all the required documents they have asked for. 

Step 8: Recheck your form more than twice to avoid errors

Step 9: Now you may submit

Now all you have to do is wait a little while for a confirmation from the university's side. It usually takes 3-4 weeks for them to reply for undergraduate courses.

Rochester Institute of Technology Eligibility Criteria

Candidates who are aspiring to pursue their higher education at Rochester Institute of Technology should meet all the eligibility criteria set by the university. We have assembled a list of the same below for better understanding. 

Qualification(s) Required

Bachelors - Class 12 result from a recognised board

Masters - a three-year degree from a university recognised by WHED and accredited with NAAC

Average GPA

3.7 or above

English proficiency test

IELTS, TOEFL, PTE Academic, Duolingo

Admission Test

Bachelors - SAT, ACT

Masters - GRE, GMAT

Rochester Institute of Technology Scholarships

Merit-based scholarship

All students who are taking admission to the university will be reviewed by the committee members to test their qualifying standard. No separate application is required to fill up to get into consideration.

According to the rules set by the university, they will only consider candidates with outstanding leadership skills, or creativity mindset. It advised me to apply before the deadline to get into full consideration. Students who achieve to meet all the eligibility criteria for the merit scholarship will be awarded with the highest valued scholarship.

Graduate Student Scholarships and Assistantships

If you are a graduate student, be it national or international, and are looking for financial aid, these steps will help you make an innovative, creative education possible.

First of all, apply for your desired graduate programme at Rochester Institute of Technology. Now contact the graduate programme coordinator to know about the scholarship. Ask for other sources of funding available to postgraduate students. The selection is based completely on the academic excellence of the student. If the student has already qualified for a full RIT tuition waiver from an employer, then he or she will not be eligible for an RIT Graduate Scholarship.

Rochester Institute of Technology Placement

Rochester Institute of Technology provides one of the best placements as compared to many other private colleges in New York. Renowned companies like Byjus, Amazon, TCS and Rubico visit the university to hire students with a good salary package. The university also provides internship facilities for the students be it from bachelors or masters.

Rochester Institute of Technology Alumni

As earlier mentioned, Rochester Institute of Technology is 396th in North America, and 371st in the US by aggregated alumni prominence. Here we have gathered some names of notable alumni from Rochester Institute of Technology sorted by their wiki pages popularity. The directory includes famous graduates and former students.

The famous alumni list includes American mixed martial artist Matt Hamill, Canadian professional ice hockey defenceman Christopher Tanev, American politician Fiona Ma, former Governor of New York Robert John Duffy, American cinematographer Michael Slovis, four-star general in the United States Army Stephen R. Lyons, American sound artist Christine Sun Kim, etc. 

Rochester Institute of Technology Accommodation

Rochester Institute of Technology offers both on-campus and off-campus accommodations. Check out the details below:

On-campus accommodation details

  • The on-campus accommodation is available to at least 6,500 students

  • It offers different living options including residence halls, apartments, University Commons suites to meet the diverse needs, interests

  • It also provides state-of-the-art features to make the living as comfortable as possible

Off-campus accommodation details

  • The average rent for an off-campus accommodation is USD 750-950

  • The residence type includes

    • Apartments, 

    • 3 bedroom apartments

    • 4 bedroom apartments 

    • Shared apartments

  • The rooms are quite spacious with laundry facility, AC, parking slot and satellite TV 

  • The apartments stay well-maintained with 24/7 maintenance staff, and s fully equipped with basic and modern amenities.

Campus Location

Rochester Institute of Technology

1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, NY 14623, USA

https://www.rit.edu/emcs/ptgrad/contact.php | 585-475-2229;866-260-3950 | gradinfo@rit.edu

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