Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning.
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 4,300 students in more than 5,700 co-op assignments with more than 2,200 employers across the United States and overseas.
RIT’s students have unmatched opportunities for hands-on learning, utilizing some of the most sophisticated classroom, laboratory, and studio equipment available anywhere.
Many of RIT’s 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.
Wallace Library is a multimedia center offering a vast array of resource materials. The library provides access to more than 250 electronic databases, 40,000 electronic journals, and more than 150,000 e-books. Resource materials also include audio, film, and video titles and more than 500,000 books and print journals.
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 300 clubs and student organizations on campus.
Men’s Teams—baseball, basketball, crew, cross country, ice hockey (Division I), lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, track, and wrestlingWomen’s Teams—basketball, crew, cross country, ice hockey (Division I), lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, track, and volleyball
Rochester Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, 3624 Market Street, Philadelphia, PA 19104 (267-284-5000).