|Students who got into RIT say:|
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I got in, with cruddy SAT scores and mediocore math grades. But I did mention I scored in the like 96% percentile on the grammar section [ hard to beleive eh?] Anyhoo. I wrote a very honest please accept me letter. It talked about things I had done in the past that involved my major [robotics club, braking stuff to see what makes it tick, buildings various, well call them , ballistics] anyways. My essay showed I had a drive and passion to learn my major. I think ultimately that passion is what got me in. Definitely not my grades !
| Mechanical Engineering|
| Apr 27 2006 | RIT will accept just about anyone. If you're black, asian, indian, or jewish, then you are guaranteed acceptance, regardless of your educational background. RIT will accept anyone, regardless of what you may think.
While RIT does not accept every single applicant, it does have a very high admissions rate. RIT's admissions policy can be summed up as: let (almost) everyone in, and let them filter themselves out when they get here. RIT accepts a good deal of people who cannot handle the amount and difficulty of the work here. You hear a lot about the low retention rate here, but I can tell you from my own experience that it is mostly from academic problems and not dislike of the school. So even though you stand a good chance of being accepted, make sure you SHOULD be accepted before you bother coming here.
| Computer Science|| Mar 08 2006 |
With that said, I personally did not have an outstanding high school record, and I was accepted into the Computer Science program. So I can tell you where I stood out and those aspects are probably the ones that will help you get in here. I had a low GPA but high SAT scores. I did poorly in social studies and english classes but well in science, math, and computer science classes.
Although I am not privy to the RIT admission policy, I would say SATs are probably the #1 factor used for admissions here. Every year the school brags about how this year's incoming freshman have the highest median SAT score of any year. That should tell you something.