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RIT Admission Chances


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Acceptance Chances

Can I get into RIT ? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 10,652 out of 18,598 applicants or 57% were admitted making RIT a moderately competitive school to get into with a good chance of acceptance if you meet the requirements. Academically, it has very high requirements for admission test scores. Rochester Institute of Technology typically accepts and attracts B+ average high school students. Only 27% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.

Women Men Total
Applied 5,772 12,826 18,598
Accepted 3,439 7,213 10,652
Acceptance Rate 60% 56% 57%
Enrolled 868 2,038 2,906
Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield) 25% 28% 27%

Scores you need to get in

What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Rochester Institute of Technology and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.

SAT Requirements (New SAT)

Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1180 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1075. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1285 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 61 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.

25th Percentile Score 75th Percentile Score
SAT Composite 1180 1390
SAT Reading 590 690
SAT Math 600 710
ACT Composite 26 31
ACT English N/A N/A
ACT Math N/A N/A

Estimated Chance of Acceptance by Score

What do these ratings mean?

SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale) Competitiveness Admission Chances
1390 and Above Good >69%
1285 to 1390 Avg + 57%-69%
1180 to 1285 Avg - 44%-57%
1075 to 1180 Reach 31%-44%
Less than 1075 Low <31%

Estimated GPA Requirements

You will need very good grades in high school to get into Rochester Institute of Technology. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Rochester Institute of Technology was 3.6 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily B+ students are accepted and ultimately attend. If your high school GPA meets these requirements, there is a good chance you will be accepted as RIT accepts 57% of students who apply.

What do these ratings mean?

Admission Requirements

What are the requirements for admission to Rochester Institute of Technology and what considerations affect admission decisions?

Test Scores Required
High School GPA Required
High School Class Rank Recommended
Completion of College Preparatory Program Required
Recommendations Required
Demonstration of Competencies Required

Credits Accepted

Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?

AP Credit Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=195003 IPEDS survey data for Rochester Institute of Technology.



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