Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

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Rochester Institute of Technology can be found in Rochester, NY, a nonprofit private college which focuses on only a select few programs offered. There are around eighteen thousand students enrolled per year at RIT.

Students can submit either the SAT or ACT exam scores at RIT. A score in the range of 1220 - 1410 on the SAT exam, or 27 - 32 on the ACT exam is among the 25th - 75th percentile range among admitted students. We were able to estimate the RIT average GPA (3.55 - 3.78) of admitted students by applying sampled GPA data on over 150 schools. 71% of all those students that apply are accepted to RIT, from which 19% choose to attend. Using acceptance rate data from previous years, we can project that the RIT acceptance rate in 2021 is going to be around 60%. You can get more information from the admissions office website at

Overall RIT Acceptance Rate - Fall 2020


The overall acceptance rate for Rochester Institute of Technology was reported as 70.7% in Fall 2020 with over 19,700 college applications submitted to Rochester Institute of Technology. Both in state and out of state applicants are included in these figures. We do not have data on transfer acceptance rates currently.

Accepted Applicants Profile

  • RIT ACT Scores: 27 - 32
  • RIT Average GPA: 3.55 - 3.78

How Hard Is It to Get into Rochester Institute of Technology?

Applicant Selectivity: High

Rochester Institute of Technology has a very competitive selection process for applicants, where most students accepted have a higher than average high school GPA and scored in the top percentiles on standardized tests like the SAT or ACT exam.

Historical Trend and Acceptance Rate 2023 Projection

The historical trend chart shows acceptance rates from the previous years, from which we have projected the acceptance rate for the 2023-2024 school year. The overall acceptance rate trend for Rochester Institute of Technology has been getting much higher in the past few years.

Acceptance Rate By Year

  • 2016-2017: 54.9%
  • 2017-2018: 56.7%
  • 2018-2019: 66.0%
  • 2019-2020: 70.7%
  • Projected RIT Acceptance Rate 2023-2024: 60.2%

How Does RIT Compare?

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National Avg

The acceptance rate for Rochester Institute of Technology is twenty-five percent higher than the national average of all colleges which is around 56.7%.

Nearby Similar College Acceptance Rates

SchoolAcceptance Rate
University of Rochester29.7%
SUNY College at Brockport54.7%
SUNY College at Geneseo65.5%
Buffalo State SUNY67.0%
SUNY College at Oswego54.1%

Admissions Rates & Enrollment Rates - Details

General Recommendations & Requirements for Admissions

  • High School GPA Scores are Required
  • High School Class Rankings are Recommended
  • School Records are Required
  • College Prep Classes are Required
  • Submit Recommendation Letters are Required
  • Standardized Test Scores (SAT,ACT,...) are Required
  • TOEFL Exam (Foreign Language Students) are Required

Number of Applicants, Percent Accepted, and Enrolled Students (Fall 2020)


Average ACT/SAT Scores of Applicants to RIT (Fall 2020)

SAT® SectionScore Range
Critical Reading600 - 690
Math620 - 720
Total Score1220 - 1410
ACT®Score Range
English24 - 31
Math26 - 31
Composite Score27 - 32
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