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Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a private doctoral university in the town of Henrietta in  Rochester, New York metropolitan area. It offers undergraduate, postgraduate, doctoral and professional degrees. It was founded in 1829. The institute is famous for its National Technical Institute for the Deaf, which carries the task of providing educational opportunities to more than 1000 hearing impaired and hard-of-hearing students. In 1990, RIT started its first PhD program in Imaging Science – the first doctoral of its kind in the US. It also has global campuses located in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. Thirteen RIT alumni and faculty members have been recipients of the Pulitzer Prize. Notable alumni include Bob Duffy, former New York Lieutenant Governor; Tom Curley, former President and CEO of the Associated Press; Daniel Carp, former Chairman of the Eastman Kodak Company; Clayton Turner, director of NASA’s Langley Research Center; John Resig, software developer and creator of jQuery.  The college has also been recognized in the Chronicle of Higher Education’s 2009 "Great Colleges to Work For Program" for a second year and is ranked among the top schools in six survey categories. 

RIT Consists of 

  • Golisano College of Computing and Information Sciences
  • Kate Gleason College of Engineering
  • College of Health Sciences and Technology
  • College of Liberal Arts
  • College of Art and Design
  • College of Science
  • School of Individualized Study
  • Saunders College of Business
  • National Technical Institute for the Deaf
  • Golisano Institute for Sustainability
  • College of Engineering Technology


The campus landscape is covered with woodland and fresh-water swamp making it a very diverse wetland which houses a number of rare plant species. For such characteristics, it was named as "Campus Sustainability Leader" by the Sustainable Endowments Institute in 2009. 

At the west end of the campus, The Red Barn is the site of RIT's Interactive Adventures program. The RIT Art Collection, part of the RIT Archive Collections at RIT Libraries, comprises of thousands of works, including hundreds by RIT faculty, students, and alumni. Books, manuscripts, printing type specimens, letterpress printing equipment, documents, and other artifacts related to the history of graphic communication can be found in The Cary Graphic Arts Collection. Established in 2010 was The Vignelli Center for Design Studies and houses the archives of Italian designers Massimo and Lella Vignelli. The center is a hub for design education, scholarship and research. 

RIT founded the Chester F. Carlson Center for Imaging Science, The Center for Microelectronic and Computer Engineering and was the first university to offer a bachelor's degree in Microelectronic Engineering. The College of Computing and Information Sciences has The Center for Advancing the Study of CyberInfrastructure (CASCI). The U.S. Department of Energy, in 2017, selected RIT to lead its Reducing Embodied-Energy and Decreasing Emissions (REMADE) Institute which focuses on finding new clean energy measures through the Manufacturing USA initiative. 

Residing Options

Students have the following options for on-campus residence- Residence Halls, Global Village (for the state of the art living experience), University Commons (two full baths, furnished and carpeted; living room, four-bedroom suites with kitchen, and laundry room), Apartments ( with one to two bedrooms), Greek Housing. Per semester cost of living at residence hall can range from about  $4545 to $4983 for single occupancy, while double occupancy starts from $3951. A studio apartment at the global village can cost up to $5,487. Single rooms can range from $4968 to $5176 with and without kitchen respectively. Double occupancy rooms can range from $4408 to $4637 (all these costs are per semester). 
Rooms at University Commons cost up to $4912 per semester. A room in Greek Housing is available at $3664 per semester per person. 

Financial Aid

RIT has various financial aid programs with merit-based scholarships and a spectrum of loans, need-based grants, campus employment programs. Graduate Scholarships are awarded by academic departments in recognition of students’ academic excellence. Say Yes to Education Scholarships is given in partnership with Say Yes to Education, awarded to participants in theSay Yes to Education program and pays for full tuition through a combination of the RIT scholarships and state and federal need-based grants. 

Jobs Facts and Figures

The Rochester Institute of Technology, ranked among the top 9 percent of universities on the basis of return on investment, is a university-based in Rochester, N.Y. The manufacturing industry, the aerospace and defence industry, and the development of Service Software (SAAS) are just a few of the areas where the graduates of the Rochester Institute of Technology find employment. The software development industry has the highest alumni representation. Rochester Institute of Technology's average starting wage for a graduate is about $71K. Senior Software Engineers make the highest median salary ($98 K). A PhD degree fetches the most cash after college (about $107 K a year on average). Project management is a popular skill among alumni at the Rochester Institute of Technology, reporting almost one in seven graduates using it on the job. Java competency translates into an above-average salary for graduates of the Rochester Institute of Technology— they receive 13 percent more than their fellow graduates. Other extremely appreciated skills are engineering design, Microsoft Excel, and Microsoft Office. The most popular employers for the Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) are Harris Corporation ($65,302 - $111,118); Xerox Corporation ($64,851 - $117,916); Paychex, Inc.($50,147 - $87,503); Lockheed Martin Corp ($60,000 - $133,802) to name a few.


RIT campus is located adjacent to Rochester City, in the western part of New York State, approximately 585 km from New York City and 300 km from Toronto, Canada. It is conveniently situated five miles from the International Airport of Greater Rochester and the New York State Thruway (Interstate 90). Rochester is served by Greyhound and Trailways bus lines and Amtrak. Amtrak runs a train to the Rochester Institute of Technology from Syracuse (SYR) five times a day. Alternatively, once a day, VIA Rail also operates on this path. Most significant airlines, including United, Delta, American, Southwest and others, serve the Greater Rochester International Airport. Via Marketplace Mall Food Court Entrance and RIT Gleason Circle, one can take a bus from Rochester (ROC) to the Rochester Institute of Technology in about 1h 28 m. At the train and bus stations as well as at the airport, taxis are accessible. Also, RIT is a stop on Regional Transit Service Route 24, the mass transit bus system in the area.

Acceptance Rate for Indians 80%
STEM Masters Awarded to International Students 176
STEM Doctorates Awarded to International Students 1
TA Appointments 21
RA appointments 14
Research funding $36,776,000
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & partner data as of year 2018

Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience

The Rochester Institute of Technology's Department of Biotechnology and Molecular Bioscience specializes in the fields of recombinant DNA, microbial and plant genetic engineering, mammalian and plant tissue culture, monoclonal antibody manufacturing and purification, large-scale fermentation techniques (bacterial and mammalian cells) and methods for characterizing and separating proteins and nucleic acids in yeast, bacterial, viral, and plant systems. The BS degree in biotechnology and molecular bioscience prepares learners to take on difficult roles instantly in academics and leadership. The program of Biotechnology and Molecular Science prepares graduates for post-secondary education, jobs in biotech and research labs and medical school. RIT provides students with countless possibilities to engage in studies, including three summer programs on campus: Undergraduate Research Experiences (REU), Summer Undergraduate Research Fellowships (SURF), and Summer Undergraduate Research Programs (SURP). During the academic year, many students are involved in undergraduate studies for course credit. In addition, learners may engage in cooperative educational experiences during the summer or academic year which also give them the chance to work in industry or government.

  • Areas of Expertise: Microelectromechanical Systems; Microfluidic Devices Design And Development; Bio-mems; Stem Cell Differentiation; Nano-structures; Photonics Integration; Ultrathin Membrane Fabrication; Sophisticated Signal and Image Processing And Analysis; Microscale Electrokinetic Techniques For Bioseparation; Physiological Modeling Simulation; Microsystems Design & Integration; Medical Imaging - Physics, Instrumentation, Processing And Display; Cell And Tissue Engineering; Nano-photonics; Magnetic Resonance Imaging Techniques, Algorithms And Instrumentation


The Chemical Engineering Department taps on the core disciplines of chemistry, physics, biology, and mathematics to convert raw materials or chemicals into more valuable forms in procedures involving chemical change. Examples include composites of nanoscale, pharmaceuticals, plastics, metals, fibers, and ceramics. Key applications include developing alternative energy systems, biomedical equipment and therapies, and strategies to minimize the effect of technological advances on the environment. RIT provides undergraduate and graduate degrees in Chemical Engineering that provide learners with a strong and practical understanding of the principles of engineering and the fundamental science connected with traditional apps. A BS degree in chemical engineering plus two accelerated dual degree choices allow learners to receive a BS and an MS in about five years. BS in Chemical Engineering/MS in Science, Technology, and Public Policy and a BS in Chemical Engineering/MS in Materials Science and Engineering are the two accelerated dual-degree choices. The department also provides its graduate students with a doctoral degree program which considerably contributes to advances in the food industry, alternative energy technologies, production of semiconductors, and environmental modeling and remediation. The minor in chemical engineering systems analysis offers learners with a complex understanding of the applicability of science knowledge to solving a wide range of practical issues where chemistry plays a critical role. Chemical Engineering Department learners are recruited in the manufacturing, aerospace, chemical, environmental and pharmaceutical industries. Sanofi Pasteur, Ortho-Clinical Diagnostics, GlaxoSmithKline, US Environmental Protection Agency, MIT, Regeneron Pharmaceuticals, Seattle Genetics, Denali Therapeutics, Biocogent, Novozymes, Vaccinex, Sweetwater Energy, BioWorks, Bausch & Lomb are some of the recruiting partners.

  • Areas of Expertise: Wave Propagation And Mechanics; Biomedical & Environmental Nanotechnology; Catalysis; Near Infrared-enhanced Polymer Solar Cells; Bio-electrochemical Processes; Gas Hydrates; Carbon Nanotube Characterization & Devices; Interfacial Transport Processes; Next-generation Lithium-Ion Batteries; Molecular Simulation; Adsorption Materials And Processes; Engineering Science Of Thin Film Coating Processes; Self Assembly Of Nanomaterials; Die Manifold Design

Computer Science

The Department of Computer Science provides students with a broad and deep foundation in modern software and hardware concepts and theory and also introduces them to numerous programming languages and paradigms. Students have the option to take electives in fields such as architecture and operating systems, computer graphics and visualization, data management, distributed systems, smart systems, languages and instruments, safety, and theory in addition to necessary computer science lessons. The department offers both BS and MS degree programs along with the Accelerated Dual degree, which helps students to earn a BS and an MS in approximately five years. The Computer Science Bachelor program offers learners with a strong background in computer science as well as in-depth expertise in specific fields. The dual-degree program aims to instill a concrete and broad foundation amongst learners in the theory, modern software and hardware concepts and programming languages. The Computer Science MS (thesis or project option) program accepts learners with different backgrounds and prepares them for interesting computer professions. Research areas include artificial intelligence, wireless networks, pattern recognition, computer vision, viewing, data management, combinatorics, and distributed computing systems. The degree is provided either full-or part-time. Specializations are offered in various areas including computer graphics and visualization, data management, distributed systems, intelligent systems, programming languages and tools, security, and theory. Big Data Analytics Adv. Cert. is also available in the department which is a multidisciplinary program for professionals with BS degrees in computing or other areas–such as finance, retail, science, engineering or production–where information analysis expertise is required. Students are usually employed in sectors such as Aerospace, Insurance, Government (Local, State, Federal), Defense, Electronics and Computer Hardware and Production. Amazon, Apple, Bloomberg, Google, IBM, Intel, Intuit, Paychex, PricewaterhouseCoopers, State Street, Twitter, Viacom, Wayfair, Walmart, VMware etc are the top recruiters in the case of this department.

  • Areas of Expertise: Digital Integrated Circuit Design; Pervasive And Mobile Computing; Software Process; Software Testing; Networking & Distributed Systems; User-centered Software Design; Data Management/Data Mining; Security; Software Engineering Pedagogy; Embedded & Reconfigurable Systems; Computer Architecture; High Performance Computing; Empirical Software Engineering; Vision/Pattern Recognition; Programming Languages & Tools; Secure Software; Artificial Intelligence & Security; Graphics; Digital Image Processing & Computer Vision; Software Design; Theory; Wireless Networks And Network Security, Signal Processing & Control

Electrical and Microelectronic

The Department of Electrical and Microelectronic Engineering provides both bachelor’s and master's degrees combining theory’s rigor with engineering practice's flexibility. The innovations by electrical and microelectronic engineers shape the future of technological development and application. They operate on a broad range of parts, devices, and systems that are found in computers, robotics, telecommunications, energy systems, and more. The Electrical Engineering BS and Microelectronic Engineering BS offer students an unparalleled opportunity to prepare for professional challenges and success in one of the leading modern areas of engineering. The focus regions of BS in Electrical Engineering include clean and renewable power; computer engineering and robotics. The department also provides an accelerated dual degree that helps learners in about five years to gain a BS and an MS. The Accelerated dual degree options are Electrical Engineering, BS degree/Science, Technology and Public Policy, MS degree, and Electrical Engineering, BS/MS degree. The Electrical Engineering MS, Microelectronic Engineering MS and Microelectronics Manufacturing Engineering ME are the master degrees available in the department. The MS Degrees have both project and thesis options. The program provides learners with abilities to address business and industry challenges and deploys high-level alternatives and solutions to issues that affect today's engineering technology environment. MS learners in electrical engineering can choose from six options: communication, control, and robotics, digital systems, integrated electronics, MEMs, or signal and image processing. The Integrated Electronics Certificate focuses mainly on individuals already engaged in the field of electrical engineering and enables skilled engineers and physical designers to become more cross-functional and stronger contributors to multidisciplinary teams. In electrical engineering and microelectronic engineering, the department also provides minors. Students graduating from the department are placed in computer and electronic hardware; computer networking; defense; aerospace and automotive industries.

  • Areas of Expertise: Sub Quarter-micron Lithography; Digital Systems; Integrated Circuit Fabrication; Microelectromechanical Sensors & Systems; Control Systems And Robotics; Signal & Image Processing; Integrated Electronics; Power Systems; Biomedical Systems; Communications

Industrial and Systems

RIT's Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering provides undergraduate and graduate degrees in industrial engineering that emphasize a deeper understanding of technical engineering, company acumen, and communication skills. These degrees have acted as a springboard for graduates to achieve engineering, leadership, consulting, production, sales, health care, law, and education careers. The department offers Industrial Engineering, BS degree; Accelerated 4+1 BS/MBA option; Accelerated dual degree options; Industrial Engineering, BS degree/Industrial and Systems Engineering, ME degree; Industrial Engineering, BS degree/Industrial and Systems Engineering, MS degree; Industrial Engineering, BS degree/Sustainable Engineering, ME degree; Industrial Engineering, BS degree/Sustainable Engineering, MS degree; Industrial Engineering, BS degree/Engineering Management, ME degree; Industrial Engineering, BS degree/Science, Technology and Public Policy, MS degree. The Department of Industrial and Systems Engineering provides graduate degrees which give a thorough exploration of industrial and system engineering and associated areas such as manufacturing and sustainable engineering. Upon graduation, learners operate in a broad range of areas (ranging from production and distribution/logistics to healthcare, energy and other services) in reputed companies (including Boeing, IBM, Toyota, Xerox, Intel, General Electric, Hershey, Walt Disney World, Ortho-McNeil Pharmaceutical, Lockheed Martin, and Wegmans Food Markets, to name a few).

  • Areas of Expertise: 3d Printing / Additive Manufacturing; Applied Statistics / Experimental Design; Operations Research/Simulation/Logistics; Manufacturing Engineering; Engineering Design; Systems Engineering; Lean Production Systems; Data Mining / Data Analytics; Ergonomics/Human Factors/Safety Entry; Sustainable Engineering
  • List of Labs: Additive Manufacturing and Multi-Functional Printing (AMPrint) Center

Material Science

The School of Chemistry and Materials Science provides programs in Materials science and engineering intended to meet the requirements of individuals and businesses in the fast-growing materials sector. The degree in materials science provides an intensive interdisciplinary learning experience in the research of materials, crossing the traditional limits of classical fields like chemistry, physics, and engineering. It is a master's degree (thesis or project option) investigates an intriguing research area that provides alternatives to problems faced by diverse areas of electricity, medicine, apparel, and sports equipment. Materials Science and Engineering Adv. Cert. is also available at the college intended specifically to offer a common material-oriented knowledge base in materials science to learners with baccalaureate degrees in chemistry, chemical engineering, electrical engineering, mechanical engineering, physics, and associated disciplines. Scientific and technical consulting and manufacturing are some sectors in which material science and engineering learners find jobs.

  • Areas of Expertise: Lean Manufacturing; Engineering Management; Product Development; Systems Engineering


The Department of Mechanical Engineering provides a strong basis in the fundamentals of mechanical engineering as well as a chance to the learners to focus their research on several particular engineering fields. The graduates get to work as product developers, scientists, prototype designers, automotive engineers, aerospace engineers, management consultants in many distinct sectors and companies, and many serve senior management roles too in their areas. The department of Mechanical Engineering is Kate Gleason College of Engineering's biggest academic department. It provides a Mechanical Engineering Bachelor of Science with an option to focus research on any of the following areas: aerospace engineering, automotive engineering, bioengineering, or power and environment along with an accelerated dual degree program. The department also offers ME and MS in Mechanical Engineering and an advanced certificate in Vibrations engineering at the graduate level. Experimentation and research are encouraged in undergraduate and graduate studies in fields such as sustainable energy systems, biomedical and assistive device technology, systems analysis, robotics, vibrations, and automotive and aerospace engineering. The department provides professional classes in bioengineering, energy systems, applied mechanics, manufacturing, materials science, system analysis, computer-aided graphics and design, automotive and aerospace engineering, robotics and engineering. The advanced certificate in vibrations enables students to learn how to use sophisticated software instruments, analytical techniques and experimental methods to design, create and execute vibration control and minimization solutions in engineering systems.

  • Areas of Expertise: Thermo-fluid Systems; Gear Design; Nanofluids; Energy Systems; Transportation Systems; Healthcare Systems; Systems And Controls; Microsystems
  • List of Labs: Fuel Cell/Micro Channel Research

Pure Sciences

RIT's BS degree in physics provides a strong basis in physics as it fosters your ability to analyze and solve problems. The department also offers the following Accelerated Dual Degrees: Physics, BS/MS degree (research option); Physics, BS/MS degree (professional option); Physics, BS degree/Materials Science and Engineering, MS degree; Physics, BS degree/Science, Technology, and Public Policy, MS degree; and Physics, BS degree/Astrophysical Sciences and Technology, MS degree. RIT's master's degree in physics offers both research and professional options and provides sophisticated understanding in the key fields of physics including electrodynamics, quantum, and classical mechanics, and statistical physics, and one or more physics sub-areas that correspond to your individual interests and career ambitions.

RIT also provides undergraduate degree programs in chemistry and biochemistry to prepare learners for professional jobs in both laboratory studies and industrial environments. A full-or part-time MS degree (thesis or project option) in chemistry is provided. The program is intended to meet the requirements of the traditional student or the practicing chemist who is full-time employed and wants to pursue part-time graduation.

The School of Mathematical Sciences inculcates in its students a profound knowledge of mathematical principles, ability to apply these abilities to real-world issues, and the capacity to convey complicated thoughts readily. It offers following Bachelor’s degrees with Accelerated dual degree options - Applied Mathematics BS - Accelerated dual degree in Applied Mathematics, BS degree/Applied and Computational Mathematics ( both thesis and project options), MS degree. An accelerated 4+1 option is available for students who wish to earn a BS in applied mathematics and an MBA.

Other programs offered by the university are Applied Statistics and Actuarial Science BS - Accelerated dual degree in Applied Statistics and Actuarial Science, BS degree/Applied and Computational Mathematics (both thesis and project options), MS degree and Applied Statistics and Actuarial Science, BS degree/Applied Statistics, MS degree. Computational Mathematics BS - Accelerated dual degree in Computational Mathematics, BS degree/Applied and Computational Mathematics (both thesis and project option), MS degree and Computational Mathematics, BS degree/Computer Science, MS degree.

  • List of Labs: NanoPower Research Lab
Annual fees for Indians $42,000
Annual off-campus living $6,000
Source : GyanDhan's analysis & university's website as of year 2018

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