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 is a coeducational, privately endowed Institute, enrolling more than 16,000 full- and part-time undergraduate and graduate students preparing for technical and professional careers.
RIT also has one of the oldest and largest co-op programs in the world, with more than 1,900 employers and 3,500 students participating. RIT’s modern 1,300-acre campus is located in Rochester, the third-largest city in New York State. RIT is a world leader in graphic communications education and applied research. Through its School of Print Media, RIT’s College of Imaging Arts and Sciences offers expertise in graphic media, printing systems, and traditional and electronic publishing.