RIT is a place where brilliant minds assemble and collaborate; pool together their individual talents across disciplines in service of big ideas and creative solutions. It is a vibrant community; a hub of innovation and creativity. It is a launching pad for a brilliant career, and a highly unique state of mind.
Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a privately endowed, coeducational university with nine colleges emphasizing career education and experiential learning. The Colleges are the College of Applied Science and Technology (School of Engineering Technology, School of International Hospitality and Service Innovation), Saunders College of Business, B. Thomas Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, College of Health Sciences and Technology, College of Imaging Arts and Sciences (School for American Crafts, School of Art, School of Design, School of Film and Animation, School of Media Sciences, School of Photographic Arts and Sciences), College of Liberal Arts, National Technical Institute for the Deaf and the College of Science. The campus occupies 1,300 acres in suburban Rochester, the third-largest city in New York state. RIT also has international campuses in Eastern Europe and Dubai. The RIT student body consists of approximately 15,000 undergraduate and 2,900 graduate students. Enrolled students represent all 50 states and more than 100 countries. RIT is an internationally recognized leader in preparing deaf and hard-of-hearing students for successful careers in professional and technical fields. The university provides unparalleled access and support services for the more than 1,000 deaf and hard-of-hearing students who live, study, and work with hearing students on the RIT campus. RIT has the fourth-oldest and one of the largest cooperative education programs in the world, annually placing more than 4,100 students in more than 6,100 co-op assignments with more than 2,100 employers across the United States and overseas. Cooperative education provides paid career-related work experience in many degree programs.