Rochester Institute of Technology:
State-of- the-art Career Experience, Research, and Learning
Located on 1,300 acres in upstate New York, the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) offers state-of-the-art campus facilities and a profound commitment to connecting students with successful careers. Over 2,500 international students from 100 countries around the world are enrolled at RIT, where they study in highly acclaimed programs from technology to applied arts.
For over 100 years, RIT has offered cooperative education and other experiential learning programs. The co-op program offers full-time, paid work experience in a career-relevant field as part of students’ degree programs. Nearly 2,000 companies from multiple industry areas participate in the co-op, augmenting other student internship and research opportunities.
These efforts show in student success: a remarkable 95% of RIT graduates are employed or enrolled in further education within six months of graduation.
Research and Learning
RIT’s facilities include a Toyota production laboratory, a Brinkman Manufacturing lab, a microchip production facility, the Vignelli design archive, and more. These facilities help students learn at the cutting edge, while faculty make valuable research contributions to both academics and industry.
International Outreach, Local Connections
Historical partnerships in Peru, Colombia, and Brazil have nurtured a strong Latin American presence at RIT. The International Student Services office provides a wealth of resources, from health insurance and visa information to activities.
The English Language Center welcomes short-term language students in seven ability levels, from basic to advanced academic. Specialized courses are available to augment undergraduate and graduate students’ language skills, and ongoing support is available.
In addition to over 300 clubs and student organizations, athletic programs in basketball, ice hockey, soccer, swimming, volleyball and more attract student athletes and spectators. Many RIT students choose to live in campus residences, taking advantage of the dynamic student life.
“The college and my department have always been there to help with classes, schedules, providing resources, and just to talk,” said Valeria Villa, an Industrial Engineering major from Colombia. “There are a thousand of things to get involved in at RIT—you could try almost anything and most likely find your passion.”