Founded in 1829 as the Rochester Athenaeum, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) has been a pioneer in career-oriented education and a leader in cooperative education since 1912. RIT’s modern 1,300-acre campus is located in Rochester, the third-largest city in New York State.
RIT is a coeducational, privately endowed Institute. 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 alumni number more than 110,000 worldwide.
RIT has the fourth-oldest and one of the largest cooperative education programs in the world, annually placing more than 3,500 students in more than 5,500 co-op assignments with nearly 2,000 employers across the United States and overseas.
RIT is a world leader in graphic communications education and applied research. Through its School of Media Sciences, RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity to learn about the integration of print and new media, as it is reflected within our digital society--emulating the evolution of graphic communications from conventional print and publishing into cross-media technologies. Graduates leave with an innovative, integrated skill set, a solid technical background of digital workflow processes, and a keen understanding of industry issues and trends.