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Colleges / Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester Institute of Technology

Rochester, NY 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate67%

About RIT

Rochester Institute of Technology is a private, nonprofit institution in the suburb of Rochester, New York. RIT was founded in 1829. The college enrolls around 16,615 students per year, including 13,964 undergrads.

2022 Acceptance Rate for Rochester Institute of Technology

It is moderately difficult to get into RIT. In 2022, RIT accepted 67% of applicants. In 2022, 15,909 out of 23,763 total applicants were accepted.

Rochester Institute of Technology Admissions Facts At-A-Glance
Overall Acceptance Rate 67%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate 79%
Early Action Acceptance Rate EA not offered
Average GPA 3.7
Test Optional Yes
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 46.7%

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Rochester Institute of Technology is located in the suburbs of Rochester.

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College Info

One Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, NY 14623

Campus Setting: Suburban

RIT Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Jan 15

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to RIT is Jan 15.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to RIT is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs

RIT SAT Scores


Composite SAT Range

1280 - 1430


Math SAT Range

640 - 740


Reading SAT Range

630 - 710

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by SAT Score

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1430 and Above


1280 to 1430


1280 and Less


SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for RIT students is 1352. Applicants with SAT scores of 1430 and above have a good chance of being admitted to RIT, while applicants with SAT scores between 1280 to 1430 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1280 have a low chance of being offered a spot at RIT.

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Student Life

Wondering what life at RIT is like? There are approximately 16,615 students enrolled at RIT, including 13,964 undergraduate students and 2,651 graduate students. 92% percent of students attend school full-time, 49% percent are from NY and 51% percent of students are from other states.


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