Rochester Institute of Technology is one of the leading universities in the U.S., and is internationally recognized for providing innovative, career-oriented education. Founded in 1829 and enrolling 17,500 students from all 50 states and more than 100 countries, RIT is the 15th largest private university in the United States with more than 106,000 alumni located around the world. Its nine colleges include Applied Science and Technology, Business, Computing and Information Sciences, Engineering, Health Sciences and Technology, Imaging Arts and Sciences, Liberal Arts, Science, and the primarily federally funded National Technical Institute for the Deaf. There are more than 230 programs off ered and many of them have a national and international reputation of excellence. Our modern 1,300-acre campus is a community complete with state-of-the-art classrooms and laboratories, modern equipment for student-based research, a comprehensive library, residence halls and apartments, and recreational facilities complete with wellness programs that meet the interests and needs of a diverse student population.
Rochester is the third largest city in New York state and is home to more than 1 million people. The city is home to 11 colleges and universities and is a welcoming, student-friendly community off ering a wide range of cultural, recreational, and social activities, including art galleries, museums, theatres, sports teams and events, outdoor and indoor recreation, and a range of shopping, restaurants, and social clubs and activities. Known as a hub for innovation and entrepreneurship, Rochester is the base of operations for hundreds of high-tech, communications, optics, and manufacturing startup companies, and many Fortune 500 companies including Xerox Corporation, Eastman Kodak Company, Bausch & Lomb, Inc., Paychex, Inc., and Frontier Corporation are located in the city and the surrounding region. Rochester is located in the central region of New York state, 350 miles from New York City and 180 miles from Toronto, Canada. The Rochester International Airport makes travel easy, and is located just six miles from RIT.
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