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FAQ

What is the makeup of the student body?

With more than 1,200 deaf and hard-of-hearing students and more than 16,000 hearing undergraduate students on campus, RIT/NTID offers you diverse academic, social and personal development opportunities unmatched by any university in the world. Enrolled students represent all 50 states and more than 100 foreign countries.

What services are available to help me find a job or co-op?

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students and graduates benefit from our employment specialists who travel coast to coast connecting with employers to create a climate for successful job placement for deaf and hard-of-hearing students. RIT professionals network with employers to build relationships and educate them about the value of hiring deaf and hard-of-hearing individuals.

Some other ways our employment specialists contribute to student success include:

Students received more than 3,000 hours of employment advising from NTID Center on Employment staff last year.

A Job Search Process course provides preparation in resume writing, correspondence, and dressing for success; networking and contacting employers; and interviewing and evaluating job offers.

Students seeking co-ops or nearing graduation can take advantage of valuable interviewing experience during practice job interviews conducted by faculty, staff and community volunteers.

Our on-campus RIT/NTID job fairs give employers interested in enhancing the diversity of their workforce an opportunity to meet and interview deaf and hard-of-hearing RIT/NTID students. Some of the employers who have hired RIT/NTID co-op students and graduates include:  Microsoft, NASA, IBM, Sprint, HSBC, the U.S. Department of Defense, JP Morgan Chase, Merck, Walt Disney World, and many more.

What kinds of sports can I play at RIT/NTID?

Go Tigers! RIT is a National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) university where young and talented deaf and hard-of-hearing athletes participate alongside their hearing peers in a tradition of athletic excellence. Nearly 500 student athletes participate in 23 different Division III men's and women's sports and RIT's Division I men's and women's hockey program.

An extensive program of intramural activities also is offered. Men's, women's and coed team activities include basketball, indoor soccer, volleyball, softball, flag football and ice hockey and badminton. You can also compete individually in tennis, golf, racquetball and table tennis.

Students and CounselorsOur admission process is a personal one. Each application is reviewed holistically for strength of academic preparation, performance on standardized tests, counselor recommendations and your personal career interests. We seek applicants from all geographical, social, cultural, economic and ethnic backgrounds.

Deaf and hard-of-hearing students are required to submit an audiogram to qualify for admission. Students must have a significant hearing loss, and demonstrate the ability to benefit from the models used at RIT/NTID designated specifically to provide access to academic programs for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.

Ready to apply? Four ways to get started:

  1. You can request application materials and we'll send them to you via postal mail,
  2. complete the application online via the RIT admissions portal,
  3.  apply using the Common Application, or
  4. download the application forms, print and mail them in.

Choose the application method that's best for you!

Come and visit 

Once you see RIT/NTID's campus and meet our faculty, staff and students, you'll understand why so many students feel immediately at home and why alumni have fond memories of their time here. Come see for yourself!

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Launch ChatHave questions? Chat live with an RIT/NTID admissions counselor and get your answers. Whether you inquiry is about a program, admission requirements, student life or financial options, our admissions counselors can assist you with your needs. 

You can also give us a call at 585-475-6700 or 585-743-1366 (VP) or toll free in the U.S. and Canada at 1-866-644-6843, weekdays 8:30 a.m.-4:30 p.m.

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