Rochester, MinnesotaLOCATION

Rochester Institute of Technology Admission 2020-2021, Requirement, Deadline & Acceptance Rate

Bhavya Rawal Bhavya Rawal
Study Abroad Expert

The university has an acceptance rate of 54.9% having 2,600 international students from over 100 countries.

  • Applications are accepted for spring and fall semester.
  • UG and Pg students can apply online
  • The Rochester Institute of Technology accepts both TOEFL and IELTS scores as proof of Engish proficiency.
  • International applicants must complete their visa process in time.
  • Applicants must keep track of their application status.


Application PortalUG and PG courses University website
PG - Program’s intended website
Application FeeInternational students- 65 USD
Average GAP3.7
Mode of PaymentCredit/Debit card or Check
Academic CalendarSemester
Intake SeasonsSummer/Fall/Spring
Email for international
Graduation rate63.7%

RIT Admission Deadlines

The application deadlines for UG programs are the same. Some PG programs have rolling admissions while some have a priority deadline. The students are suggested to visit the program page for details on the deadlines. UG program deadlines are mentioned below:

Admission DecisionDeadline
Early decision INovember 1
Early decision IIJanuary 1
Regular DecisionJanuary 15

RIT International Student Admissions

The admission requirements for freshman are mostly similar for national and international students. International students have to submit a few additional documents. The details for the same are given below:

Admission Requirements for International Students

  • Academic transcripts and records from previously attended institutions.
    • Certified English translations for the official transcripts that are not in English.
  • ACT/SAT exam scores as per program requirement.
  • Proof of English proficiency for non-native English speakers.
  • Arts Departmental requirements: In addition to the general admission requirements, arts department requires a separate portfolio.

English Proficiency Test Score for International Students

The minimum scores required for admissions are:

Test NameMinimum Score Required (UG Courses)
PTE Academic58

Visa Process for International Students

  • Applicants are issued I 20 Form from the university.
  • For receiving the form, applicants need to submit the following documents:
    • Copy of passport
    • Proof of financial support
    • Bank statement
    • Sponsor letter, if applicable
  • Applicants have to complete the I-20 and pay the SEVIS I-901 fee.
  • Apply for the F-1 or J-1 visa. Submit the form and pay the application fee.
  • Schedule and attend the visa interview

RIT Undergraduate Admissions

Where to apply: University Admissions Portal or Common Application Portal

Application Fee: 65 USD

Admission Requirements

  • Official Transcripts
  • English language proficiency scores
  • ACT/SAT scores
  • Portfolios are required when applying for the art field of study

Rochester Institute of Technology Graduate Admissions

The institute offers more than 70 graduate programs to its international students. The admission requirements for these programs vary from each other. Students are suggested to visit the university course page for details on requirements. Some of the popular courses at the institute are:

Application Portal – University Admissions Portal

Application Deadline: Rolling – Throughout the year

CourseApplication FeeAcademic RequirementsMinimum English Language Proficiency
MS accounting65 USDTranscript GMAT/GRE test score Resume Statement of purpose 3 Letters of recommendations Current resumeTOEFL-iBT- 92
IELTS- 7.0
MS Electrical engineering65 USDTranscript GRE score Statement of purpose Resume GPA of 3.0TOEFL-iBT- 79
IELTS- 6.5
Business Administration (MBA)65 USDTranscript GMAT/GRE test score of 92 Resume Statement of purpose 2 Letters of recommendations Work experienceTOEFL-iBT- 92-80
PTE academic- 63
Data Science (MS)65 USDGRE required for international students GPA of 3.0 or higher; Statement of Purpose; Resume(optional); GRE scoreTOEFL-iBT- 88
PTE Academics- 61
IELTS- 6.5
MS Computer Engineering-The candidates must hold a baccalaureate degree in computer engineering or a related field. GRE, GPA scores Statement of Purpose Resume(optional) GRE scoreTOEFL-iBT- 79
IELTS- 6.5

The admissions policy at the university is selective. It is suggested that for rolling admissions students should apply by the priority deadline of 15 February. UG admission decisions are made depending on the deadline by which the applicant applies. Early decision I admission decision arrive by mid-December, Early decision II- mid-January, and regular decision-mid March.

Get free counselling

Follow & Share this college to get information about admission