Rochester Institute of Technology

At Rochester Institute of Technology, we shape the future and improve the world through creativity and innovation. As an engaged, intellectually curious, and socially conscious community, we leverage the power of technology, the arts, and design for the greater good.

Our Mission

At Rochester Institute of Technology, we shape the future and improve the world through creativity and innovation. As an engaged, intellectually curious, and socially conscious community, we leverage the power of technology, the arts, and design for the greater good.

RIT

RIT is a private technological university located on a beautiful, large, modern campus. Seventeen thousand students attend the nine colleges of RIT: Applied Science and Technology, Saunders College of Business, Kate Gleason College of Engineering, Imaging Arts and Sciences, Liberal Arts, Science, Golisano College of Computer Science, the federally-funded National Technical Institute for the Deaf, and the newly formed College of Health Sciences and Technology. RIT offers graduate and undergraduate degrees in international business, photography, computer graphic design, telecommunications, packaging, printing, computer science, micro-electronic engineering, bio-technology, imaging science and many other exciting and innovative programs.

Rochester, NY

Rochester is located in western New York State and has metropolitan population of about 1,000,000 people. Rochester is known as the World Image Center, and home to major international corporations such as Kodak, Xerox, and Bausch & Lomb.

Rochester has a vibrant arts scene and hosts many film festival and cultural festivals each year. The western New York region has many lakes, rivers and forests and offers numerous opportunities for recreational activities such as bicycling, hiking, swimming, golfing, tennis, sailing, camping, fishing and snow skiing. Rochester is 140 kilometers from Niagara Falls, 270 kilometers from Toronto, Canada and 585 kilometers from New York City.

Why International Students Choose RIT

Support in a Safe Environment

We work to ensure your success and enjoyment at RIT. Our International Student Services (ISS) provides orientation for international students, gives advisement on immigration and status matters, and hosts events throughout the year. The English Language Center (ELC) has a comprehensive program in English to help students succeed in their academic studies. Campus is safe and secure on 1,300 acres with blue-light emergency notification kiosks, a well-staffed police department, student health center and our own ambulance service.

Work Experience and Outcomes

RIT offers unmatched opportunities for work experience through co-ops, internships, research, entrepreneurship and more. We have 900+ international students on F-1 and J-1 visas currently completing 1-3 additional years of post-graduation training at companies in the U.S. This, combined with an RIT education, has helped 95% of students from all degree programs secure jobs after graduation over the last three years.

English Language Center

The Rochester Institute of Technology's English Language Center offers a comprehensive program in English for Academic Purposes for students intent on university study in the United States. The English Language Center conducts 15-week programs starting late August and late January and conducts a 9-week program starting in June and a 5-week "exit-level" program in July.

MISSION

The English Language Center's mission is to provide academically-focused English language courses within an intensive, comprehensive program to prepare international students for success in graduate and undergraduate study at RIT or at other universities. The program meets US visa requirements for those who study English full-time.  In addition to its coursework, the English Language Center program provides a socially engaging, cross-cultural learning environment to develop students’ ability to function with confidence and cultural awareness in a broad variety of social contexts. 

  • Six levels: basic, beginning, intermediate, high intermediate, advanced,  academic/graduate.
  • Advanced and above may be eligible to enroll in part-time academic study at RIT.
  • Core courses focusing on reading and writing, listening and discussion, language analysis, and inquiry-based language learning.

At RIT, we are always on to something amazing.

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Tuition

$25,000—$30,000 Semester

Fast facts

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Affiliation

Private

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Top Programs

Arts and Design, Environmental Studies and Sustainability, STEM

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Type of School

University/Intensive English Program

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  • School Size

    Medium
  • Student Body Gender

    Co-ed
  • Religious Affiliation

    No Affiliation
  • Scholarships for International Students

    Yes
  • Conditional Admission Available

    Yes
  • Setting

    Suburban
  • Accreditation and Certification

    EnglishUSA Member, UCIEP Member
  • Type of Housing

    Residence Hall, Apartment, Dormitory

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