Tuesday, July 7, 2015


As seen previously, the Rochester region has a worthy (yet unbranded) world-class university as well as one of the best value public universities in the country.  But if neither of these seems appealing, perhaps yet another understated jewel might.  Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is without a doubt one of the area's finest assets:

  • In 2012, RIT's Kate Gleason College of Engineering was ranked by Business Insider as the 27th best engineering school in the world.
  • RIT's co-op program is the fourth oldest and one of the largest in the world.
  • RIT's student business incubator has been recognized as the best in the country.
  • In 2014, RIT was ranked as the nation's Geekiest Campus.  Since geeks earn more, that's a good thing.
  • RIT is consistently recognized by The Princeton Review as one of North America's greenest universities.
  • RIT's National Technical Institute for the Deaf is the largest technical college in the world for students who are deaf or hard of hearing.
  • In addition to treating students well, RIT also treats its employees with class.  It has been deemed as one of the Top 25 universities to work for in the country.


  1. RIT's biggest problem: it is completely disconnected from the actual city of Rochester, and most students end up hating "Rochester" resulting in them leaving after graduation. If only they knew there was much more to the city of Rochester than Jefferson Road in Henrietta. Hopefully this is something the city and school can work to improve in the future.

    1. I completely agree! The suburban commercial strip near RIT is not particularly inspiring. I think both the universities and the region need to work harder to maintain more of the immense talent that comes through. And it goes beyond jobs - showcasing the region's offerings is also key.

  2. RIT also has the only division 1 sports programs in the area (men's & women's hockey). The games are fun to attend and are reasonably priced.