If you are considering submitting an applicationto RIT, the regular decision application deadline is January 15 and the application fee costs $65. Application fees can add up, but some schools do have free applications and students with financial need may qualify for for an application fee waiver.
Students who apply for Fall should receive an admissions decision no later than March 15.
Rochester Institute of Technology offers early decision but not early action Early decision is binding, meaning you must attend if you are admitted, while early action allows you to apply early without committing. Early Decision 2 applications are due 1/1.
The early decision acceptance rate at RIT is 93%, compared to an overall acceptance rate of 74%. Last year,, RIT admitted 1322 of the 1425 students who applied early decison.
Some students apply to college early because they believe it will help their chances. Early deadlines may increase the chance of being admitted, since applying early shows your are very interested in a school, and your application is being considered before all the regular decision applicants apply.
RIT is amoderately difficult school to get into. RIT evaluates applicants carefully based on multiple criteria to decide who to admit, and who to deny or waitlist.
In 2021, RIT **accepted 74% of students, around 16,196 of the 21,928 students who applied.
Schools that are moderately difficult to get into, like RIT, accept fewer than 85% of all applicants. At least 75% of all admitted students have GPAs in the top 50% of their high school class and scored over 1010 on the SAT or over 18 on the ACT. Admissions to physician assistant, film and video, mechanical engineering, computer science is program very difficult.
Transfer student admissions is moderately difficult. RIT has not reported data for waitlisted and admitted students.
Colleges consider a range of factors when choosing who to admit for their next incoming class. Each college determines which factors are they consider most important in the admissions process. When creating your list of schools to apply to, you may want to consider your strengthsand any possible weaknesses in your application, and apply to colleges that put the most emphasis the admissions factors where you shine.
|Academic GPA||Very Important|
|Level of Applicant's Interest||Considered|
|Religious Affiliation/Commitment||Not Considered|
|Rigor of Secondary School Record||Very Important|
|State Residency||Not Considered|
|Standardized Test Scores||Important|
To apply, all applicants to RIT must submit the following items. Double check with RIT's admissions department to confirm all application materials and requirements.
|Area||Required||Recommended||Required for some||Details (if any)|
|Written Essay or Personal Statement||√|
|Minimum High School Gpa (On 4.0 Scale)||3.4|
|Other Requirements||√||portfolio of original artwork for Schools of Art, Design and Film and Animation; interview for BS/MS physician assistant program|
|Letter(s) of Recommendation||1|
|Transcript of High School Record||√|
Students admitted to RIT have an average unweighted GPA of 3.7.
Out of all students that were admitted, 65% submitted a class rank. At RIT 39% of students ranked in the top 10% of their graduating class in high school, 74% were in the top 25% and 94% were in the top 50%.
Unweighted GPAs range from 4.0 to under 1.0.
|At Rochester Institute of Technology, students GPAs fall in the following ranges|
RIT is a test optional school. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.
In 2021, 76% of RIT's first-year students submitted their SAT scores with their application. 24% of admitted applicants sent ACT scores.
On the SAT Math Section, 25% of RIT students scored 730 or higher and 75% of students scored 600 or higher. On the SAT Critical Reading section (formerly called the Verbal section), 25% of RIT students scored 690 or higher, and 75% scored a 600 or higher.
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To be most competitive at RIT, you should strive to earn between 28 and 33 on the ACT.
An ACT score of 33 means you fall in the 75th percentile for RIT's admitted students. One out of every four students scored above a 33, and three out of four students scored lower than 33 on the ACT.
A 28 on the ACT is the 25th percentile for RIT students. Only one out of every four students scored below 28.
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For transfer students, it is moderately difficult to get admitted to RIT.Transfer applications are processed on a on a rolling basis as they are received.
Transfer students can enroll in RIT during the following terms: Fall Term Spring Term Summer Term
Can I defer my acceptance to RIT?
Yes, admitted students can defer their admission to RIT.
Does RIT accept transfer credits?
RIT accepts eligible transfer credits from accredited institutions. RIT accepts:
DSST/DANTES ACE recommendations for credit
Does RIT accept Advanced Placement (AP) or International Baccalaureate (IB) credits?
RIT accepts International Baccalaureate credits (IB) creditsand Advanced Placement (AP) credits.
Do I have to submit test scores to RIT?
No, RIT is test optional, so it's up to you if you want to submit test scores or not. If your scores are higher than the school's average, you may want to send them. If your scores are average or below average, you it might make sense to leave them out of your application..
How hard is it to get into RIT? RIT is a somewhat selective institution. The RIT acceptance rate is 74%. This means that the institution accepts 73 out of every 100 applicants.
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First-Year Applications are Due
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
Composite SAT Range
Math SAT Range
Reading SAT Range
Avg. High School GPA (non-weighted)
At RIT, the average unweighted high-school GPA for admitted students is 3.7. This is the average, which means that some applicants submit GPAs lower than this and some applicants submit GPAs above this level. If your GPA falls below the average, strong test scores or other qualifications may help you make you a more competitive applicant.
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