Rochester Institute of Technology - ISSCC - International Education & Study Abroad SpecialistSchool ID: 544
School Name: Rochester Institute of Technology
School Type: Co-Ed
Tuition fee: US$32,784 per year
Residential Type: Residence Hall, RIT Inn & Conference Center, Apartment
Rental fee: US$4,491 - $6,309
Program offer: Undergraduate, Graduate
Other Information: 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 campuses in Eastern Europe and Dubai.
RIT Student Body
Fall 2011 Total 17,652
THE RIT STUDENT BODY consists of approximately 14,225 undergraduate and 2,980 graduate students. Enrolled students represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries.
RIT is an internationally recognized leader in preparing deaf and hard-of-hearing students for successful careers in professional and technical fields. The university provides unparalleled access and support services for the more than 1,300 deaf and hard-of-hearing students who live, study, and work with hearing students on the RIT campus.
RITíS ACADEMIC CALENDAR currently operates within a quarter system with the typical academic year consisting of fall, winter, and spring quarter. Effective September 2013, RIT will convert its academic calendar to a semester system with the typical academic year including fall and spring semesters.
Faculty and Staff
Full-time Faculty 1,021
Part-time Faculty 16
Adjunct Faculty 496
2011-2012 Total 3,766
RIT will ensure that no student suffers any loss of progress toward a degree due to the transition; that no studentís graduation will be delayed as a result of the change from quarters to semesters; and that no student will see any increase in tuition or fees related to the transition. As part of the transition process, every student on campus will be comprehensively advised.
RIT ALUMNI number more than 106,000 worldwide.
COOPERATIVE EDUCATION provides paid career-related work experience in many degree programs. RIT has the fourth-oldest and one of the largest cooperative education programs in the world, annually placing more than 3,500 students in more than 5,500 co-op assignments with nearly 2,000 employers across the United States and overseas.
COLLEGES: College of Applied Science and Technology (School of Engineering Technology, School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation); E. Philip Saunders College of Business; B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences; Kate Gleason College of Engineering; College of Health Sciences and Technology; College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (School for American Crafts, School of Art, School of Design, School of Film and Animation, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences, School of Print Media); College of Liberal Arts; National Technical Institute for the Deaf; College of Science. Other degree-granting academic units: Center for Multidisciplinary Studies; Golisano Institute for Sustainability.
Associate, Diploma, Certificate 421
Advanced Certificates 57
2010-2011 Total 4,012
DEGREES: RIT offers associate degree programs: AS, AOS, AAS; bachelorís degree programs: bachelor of fine arts (BFA) and bachelor of science (BS); and masterís degree programs: master of architecture (M.Arch.), master of business administration (MBA), master of engineering (ME), master of fine arts (MFA), master of science (MS), and master of science for teachers (MST). Doctoral (Ph.D.) programs are offered in astrophysical sciences and technology, color science, computing and information sciences, imaging science, microsystems engineering, and sustainability.
WALLACE CENTER is a multimedia center offering a vast array of resource materials. The library provides access to more than 250 electronic databases, 36,000 electronic journals, and 75,000 e-books. Resource materials also include more than 12,000 audio, film, and video titles and more than 500,000 books and print journals.
Residence Halls 1,748 rooms for approx. 3,476 students
Apartments 957 units for 2,814 students
RIT Inn and Conference Center 170 rooms for 332 students
Greek Housing Six buildings for 108 students
Global Village 69 suites for 414 students
HOUSING: Many of RITís full-time students live in RIT residence halls, apartments, or townhouses on campus. On-campus fraternities, sororities, and special-interest houses are also available. Freshmen are guaranteed housing.
STUDENT ACTIVITIES: Major social events and activities are sponsored by the College Activities Board, Residence Halls Association, sororities, fraternities, and special-interest clubs of many kinds. There are more than 200 clubs and student organizations on campus.
ATHLETICS: At RIT, menís hockey, basketball, lacrosse, and womenís volleyball and hockey are often ranked nationally. Many other RIT teams receive recognition in the Northeast.
Menís Teamsóbaseball, basketball, crew, cross country, ice hockey (Division I), lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, and wrestling
Womenís Teamsóbasketball, crew, cross country, ice hockey, lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, and volleyball
RIT offers a wide variety of activities for students at all levels of ability. More than 50 percent of our undergraduate students participate in intramural sports ranging from flag football to golf and indoor soccer. Facilities include the Gordon Field House, featuring two swimming pools, a fitness center, indoor track and an event venue with seating for 8,500; the Hale-Andrews Student Life Center, with five multipurpose courts, eight racquetball courts, and a dance/aerobics studio; the Ritter Ice Arena; outdoor tennis courts; an all-weather track; and athletic fields.
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