Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
The RIT community engages and motivates students through stimulating and collaborative experiences. Our mission is to provide technology-based educational programs for personal and professional development.We rigorously pursue new and emerging career areas. We develop and deliver curricula and advance scholarship relevant to emerging technologies and social conditions. Our community is committed to diversity and student centeredness and is distinguished by our innovative and collaborative spirit.
Internal and external partnerships expand our students’ experiential learning. RIT is committed to mutually enriching relationships with alumni, government, business and the world community. Teaching, learning, scholarship, leadership development, and student success are our central enterprises.
As a major university, RIT offers academic opportunities that extend far beyond science and technology, including more liberal arts courses and faculty than you would find at most liberal arts colleges. With a strong foundation in the humanities and social sciences, RIT students understand both technological developments and the larger philosophical and ethical issues presented by technology.
For more than 90 years, the hallmark of an RIT education has been the practical, paid work experience provided through cooperative education. RIT was among the first universities in the world to begin cooperative education back in 1912. Today more than 2,600 RIT co-op students each year periods of study on campus with paid employment in more than 1,300 firms coast to coast.
Areas of Interest include:
The Kate Gleason College of Engineering
Recently ranked 6th in the nation* among engineering colleges that offer the master’s degree, the Kate Gleason College of Engineering is totally committed to student success and strives to provide students with a career-oriented education of the highest possible quality and the capabilities for lifelong learning. The college recently added the nation’s first Ph.D. program in microsystems engineering.
The College of Science
The College of Science has an ideal size and philosophy to provide a quality education. We have over 120 faculty members in the sciences, health professions, and mathematics. All are committed to the education of undergraduate students; most hold the Ph.D. degree. They provide a variety of faculty expertise, so a student is likely to find a faculty member with similar interests to act as a mentor.