History, Affiliations and Rankings
Established in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is formerly known as Rochester Athenæum and Mechanics Institute (RAMI). In 1944 the institute's name was changed to Rochester Institute of Technology and it gained full-fledged university status. Since its establishment, the University has been driving progress in industries and communities around the world. A top National Research university, Rochester also has global campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai and Kosovo. The Institute has academic affiliations with AITU, RAC, NAIC and Space-grant. Rochester Institute of Technology ranks in the bracket #1001-1200 in QS World University Rankings and #801–1000th in World University Rankings by Times Higher Education for the year 2022.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Rochester Institute of Technology's main campus is situated at Henrietta and has various cutting-edge facilities. The college library promotes creativity and connects clubs. It offers access to 200 electronic databases, about 30,000 electronic journals, and 55,000 e-books. Resource materials have about 11,000 audio, film, and video titles and about 5,00,000 books and print journals. Rochester Institute of Technology has more than 300 student clubs and organizations. Rochester Institute of Technology provides 73 postgraduate, 78 undergraduate, and 49 Accelerated Dual degree courses to its students. Courses are available across 12 areas of study, some of which include, Art, Design and Architecture, Business, Management and Leadership, Communications and Digital Media, Engineering, Humanities, Photography, Film and Animation.
Accomplishments and Alumni
Rochester Institute of Technology is accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education (MSCHE). According to US News and World Report, it is among the top 12 Schools for Co-ops and Internships, #57 among the Most Innovative Schools, and is the 3rd Largest among all private universities in USA for STEM programs. Rochester institute of Technology has also produced over 15 Pulitzer Prize winners till date. The notable alumni of the institute are Katherine Hayles; author, director, and critical theorist, John Resig; software engineer and entrepreneur and Robert J. Duffy; an American politician from the Democratic Party.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
Rochester Institute Of Technology values diversity in all its dimensions. The University has more than 19,000 students enrolments, out of which 15,900 are undergraduates, more than 3,100 are postgraduates with more than 1,600 faculty within the premises. They have more than 5,800 international students on campus. The male to female ratio is 65:35 at Rochester Institute Of Technology making it a fairly gender-balanced university. Some of the leading recruiters at this institute are Whirlpool, 3M, Johnson Johnson, SCHNEIDER ELECTRIC, Xerox, C&S, Dell, Eaton Ltd and Marriott hotels and others.