Rochester Institute of Technology is home to leading creators, entrepreneurs, innovators and researchers. Founded in 1829, RIT enrolls about 19,000 students in more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, making it among the largest private universities in the U.S.
The university is internationally recognized and ranked for academic leadership in business, computing, engineering, imaging science, liberal arts, sustainability, and fine and applied arts. RIT also offers unparalleled support services for deaf and hard-of-hearing students at its National Technical Institute for the Deaf. The cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Global partnerships include campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo.
More than 19,000 full- and part-time students are now enrolled at RIT with access to more than 200 career-oriented and professional programs, and its cooperative education program is one of the oldest and largest in the nation. Students hail from all 50 states and more than 100 countries. RIT alumni number nearly 125,000 worldwide.
For over two decades, U.S. News & World Report has ranked RIT among the nation’s leading comprehensive universities. RIT is featured in The Princeton Review’s 2011 edition of The Best 373 Colleges as its Guide to 286 Green Colleges. The 2011 edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges also includes RIT among more than 300 of the country's 'best and most interesting colleges and universities.'