Rochester Institute of Technology

School Overview: Acceptance Rate, Tuition, and More

Rochester, NY

$51,240

Avg tuition

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About Rochester Institute of Technology

School Type: Private

Status: Non-profit

Accreditation: Regional

Religious Affiliation: N/A While the student experience is largely unaffected at most schools with religious affiliations, some schools place more of an emphasis on religion. Learn how religious affiliations may impact students' experience.

Military Friendly: YesMilitary-friendly schools are Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges, offer the Yellow Ribbon Program, and have a dedicated point of contact to support veterans, military service members, and their families. Explore our college guide for service members and veterans to learn more.

Rochester Institute of Technology is a large private institution located on a suburban campus in Rochester, New York. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 16,158, and admissions are selective, with an acceptance rate of 74%. The institution offers 106 bachelor's degrees, has an average graduation rate of 71%, and a student-faculty ratio of 13:1. Tuition and fees for students are $51,240.

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Admissions Breakdown

Acceptance Rate Insight

This school has a high acceptance rate.

This school accepts students at a higher rate than other schools. High acceptance schools welcome 51-100% of all applicants.

74% of students were accepted during the 2020-2021 school year. Sometimes schools with midrange acceptance rates have higher standards of entry but are still accessible to many students who apply.

Retention Rate Insight

86% of full-time students stayed to continue their studies the following academic year. These students started in Fall 2019 and returned in Fall 2020.

Graduation Rate Insight

71% of students graduated out of all full-time, first-time students who began their studies in Fall 2014. Keep in mind many students who enroll are not typically first-time students, as most are adult learners. Therefore, the number of first-time students is traditionally low.

Test scores Considered (not required)

High school rank Recommended

High school GPA Required

Completion of college prep program Required

High school transcript Required

Letter of recommendation Required

Open admission No

Test of English as a foreign language (TOEFL) Required

SAT & ACT

Students who attend this school typically have higher standardized test scores than students at other schools.

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ACT 25th-75th Percentile 28-33

SAT 25th-75th Percentile 1220-1420

Learning Environment

Student Body Stats

This school has a student body of more than 15,000 students.

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16k

Students enrolled

82%

Online student enrollment

13:1

Student to faculty ratio

Ways Students Can Learn

Online Check Bold
On-campus Check Bold
Hybrid The program is a combination of on-campus and online learning and varies per program. Check Bold
International Online classes are available for students around the world. Check Bold

Demographics

White

57%

Non-U.S. Citizen

12%

Asian

9%

Unknown

7%

Hispanic

7%

Black

4%

Two or more races

4%

American Indian/Alaska Native

0%

Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander

0%

Female student population

35%

Socio-economic diversity

30% of students received an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

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Online Programs

Offers Online Programs

Yes

Online Programs

21

Total Online Enrollment

13,241

Student Location Breakout

82% 18%

Percent of Programs Online

89% On-campus

11% Online

Types of Online Programs Offered

Certificates Check Bold 7% online

Associate Check Bold 5% online

Bachelor's Check Bold 2% online

Graduate Certificate Check Bold 37% online

Master's Check Bold 20% online

Doctorate X Bold Not offered

Financial Breakdown

Students Receiving Aid

Federal Grant Aid

69%

State Grant Aid

28%

Institution Grant Aid

95%

Pell Grant

30%

Average Aid Awarded

Federal Grant Aid $3,102
State Grant Aid $4,715
Institution Grant Aid $21,912
Pell Grant Aid $4,876

Financial Outlook

$27k

Average student debt after graduation

$51k

Average salary 6 years after starting school

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Data collected from the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS), [2020-2021]. In the absence of IPED data, information was collected directly from the school and is accurate as of the date of collection. Contact the school directly for the most current and complete information.