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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester,
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Undergraduate Overview

RIT offers 85 bachelor's degrees in the following areas:

  • Art and Design
  • Business and Management
  • Communications and Digital Media
  • Computing and Information Sciences
  • Engineering and Engineering Technology
  • Environmental Studies and Sustainability
  • Game Design and Development
  • Health Professions and Medical Sciences
  • Humanities, Social Sciences, and Education
  • Photography, Film, and Animation
  • Science and Math
  • Undeclared and Individualized Study

Click here for a complete list of undergraduate programs

Students pursuing a bachelor?s degree have the option of completing a minor, which can complement a student?s major, help them develop another area of professional expertise, or enable them to pursue an area of personal interest. Completion of a minor is formally designated on the baccalaureate transcript, which serves to highlight this accomplishment to employers and graduate schools.

As part of their bachelor's degree requirements, students must complete an immersion?a concentration of three courses in a particular area. These courses support deeper learning within a focus area and are used to meet RIT's general education requirements. In many cases, an immersion can lead to a minor with the addition of two courses. However, not all minors have a corresponding immersion and vice versa.

Click here for a complete list of available minors and immersions.  

A strong performance in a college preparatory program is expected. Generally, this includes 4 years of English, 3-4 years of mathematics, 2-3 years of science, and 3 years of social studies and/or history.  Specific math and science requirements can be referenced at this web page

Applications for undergraduate study require academic documents (transcripts, mark sheets, degree certificates) and application fee of $65. SAT or ACT scores are optional. Portfolios are required for applicants to the Schools of Art, Design or American Crafts.  International applicants require a TOEFL or IELTS score unless qualified for a waiver through prior English instruction or US residency.

International students pay the same tuition and fees as do students from the United States. Undergraduate tuition and fees are currently set at $45,244 and $646, respectively, for two semesters.

All international students are considered for merit-based scholarships.

In addition to the standard application deadline, Early Decision plans allow applicants to hear about admission and financial aid decisions much earlier than other applicants, offering an opportunity for earlier planning in the transition to RIT.  The following are application plans and deadlines:

                                                Early Decision I          Early Decision II          Regular Decision

Application Deadline           November 1st            January 1st                  January 15th

Decision Notification           Mid-December          Mid-January                 Mid-March

Additional information on decision timelines and instructions can be found at this web page

Programs available

Undergraduate - Faculties/Departments and Programs

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