Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, New York
4-year Private university


Rochester Institute of Technology is a private institution established in 1829 with a suburban setting located in Rochester. It is ranked 98 in National Universities in the 2024 edition of Best Colleges. Its tuition and fees are $57,016. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 13,940. It practices a semester-based academic calendar.

#98 in National Universities
Location Rochester, New York
Type 4-year Private
Year Founded 1829
Selectivity Low
Size Medium
13,940 Undergraduates


Student-Faculty Ratio
Most Popular Major

Majors Available

  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Communications Technologies/Technicians And Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering-Related Fields
  • Family And Consumer Sciences/Human Sciences
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • Homeland Security, Law Enforcement, Firefighting And Related Protective Services
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
    Program offered through an exclusively distance-education program
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Precision Production
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts


Cost of Attendance
Average Student Contribution
Instate Tution Fee $57,016
Outstate Tuition Fee $57,016
Room and Board Fees $15,516
$60,248 Median Salary After 2 years of Graduation


67% (Low Selectivity) Acceptance Rate
Admission Difficulty: Difficult
$65 Application Fee
Application Fee Waiver Available
3.7 Average High School GPA

Application Requirements

SAT/ACT Required
SAT/ACT Writing (essay) Recommended
SAT Subject Test Considered
Essay or Personal Statement Required
SAT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range
ACT Score Range
Middle 50% (25% - 75%) scores range

How to Apply?

Accepts CommonApp
Apply College's Own Application Portal
Other Applications Accepted Paper

For International Students

79 Minimum TOEFL Score
TOEFL Requirement: Required
IELTS, PTE Other English Language Tests Accepted
(in lieu of TOEFL)
TOEFL Waived if

English is a native language

Deadlines for Fall Intake Applications
Early Decision Deadline
Early Decision II Deadline
Regular Decision Deadline
Rolling Admission
Priority Application Deadline
Transfer Applications
Transfer Applications Deadline
For Financial Aid
Financial Aid Priority Application Deadline
Financial Aid Application Deadline

Scholarships and Financial Aid

$51,335 Average Financial Aid
Need-based Aid available for International Students

Need-based Aid

$32,602 Average Need-based Aid
Cost of Attendance for out-of-state students: $72,354
73% Students with need received Financial Aid
18.1% Students had their need fully met
Deadline for need-based financial application Priority Deadline March 1
Forms to be submitted ISFAA, FAFSA, State Aid form

Merit Scholarships

merit-based scholarship
Total Worth $10,000 - $20,000* annually
Eligibility Entering freshmen, exceptional academic performance; exemplary letters of recommendation as well as strong entrance exam scores
Minimum Criteria --
Requirement for maintenance --
Separate application needed No
Application deadline N/A

Other Scholarships


13,940 Total Undergraduate Enrollment
School Size: Medium
90% Freshmen return to Sophomore Year
29% Students graduate within 6 years