Tuition & Financial Aid
What can I study at RIT/NTID? What majors do you offer?
RIT offers more than 200 outstanding programs in business, engineering, art and design, science and mathematics, liberal arts, photography, hotel management, computer science, information technology and other areas. Few universities provide RIT's variety of career-oriented studies.
RIT is dedicated to providing superior career preparation for students with hearing loss. This has attracted excellent faculty to RIT and has led to the development of academic programs that combine outstanding teaching, a strong foundation in the liberal arts and sciences, modern classroom and research facilities, and work experience gained through the university's cooperative education program. RIT is consistently ranked among top universities in U.S. News & World Report: America's Best Colleges.
Where is Rochester, and what's it like?
Rochester is the third largest urban area in New York State, and was rated sixth overall in the "best places to live" category by Places Rated Almanac. Rochester is also home to one of the nation's largest concentrations of deaf or hard-of-hearing residents.
Whether you're in the mood for museum hopping or antique shopping, nouveau cuisine or a burger, cultural adventures or sporting pleasures, scenic cruising or bargain choosing, history, mystery, artistry... when you visit Rochester you'll discover an exceptional place to indulge all your senses. High-tech industry, history and culture, entertainment, and recreations that you will find all this in Rochester.
There are seven colleges and universities located in the city and surrounding county, and more than 50,000 college students call Rochester. Rochester has a strong technology-based economy and consistently ranks in the top 10 exporting cities in the United States. Eastman Kodak Company, Bausch & Lomb Corporation, Xerox Corporation, and a host of smaller companies have a strong presence in the area. Rochester's reputation as an active and inventive community is supported by extensive cultural and intellectual opportunities. There is always something to do and something to learn in Rochester.
What athletic facilities does RIT have?
The Center for Intercollegiate Athletics and Recreation offers some of the finest athletic collegiate and recreational facilities in the country. Indoor and outdoor campus venues host intercollegiate practices, contests, intramural competitions, wellness courses and provide opportunities for recreational play. The Gordon Field House and Activities Center is available to students, faculty and staff and is home to a 60,000-square-foot field and event venue, an aquatics center and a fully equipped 16,000-square-foot fitness center. Read more about RIT's athletic facilities.
Private university education. Public university price.
Because RIT receives special federal support for deaf and hard-of-hearing students, those students benefit from a private university education at a public university price. Deaf and hard-of-hearing students pay about one-third of RIT's regular tuition rate. The reduced cost makes RIT/NTID a truly exceptional value!
Deaf and hard-of-hearing students in NTID academic degree programs as well as deaf and hard-of-hearing students enrolled in any of the other eight colleges of RIT pay the reduced tuition rates. Reduced rates also apply to all students (deaf, hard-of-hearing and hearing) in NTID's ASL-English Interpretation and MSSE programs.
Scholarships, grants and loans also are available to help you pay for an RIT education. You may also be eligible to receive additional funding resources from your state's Vocational Rehabilitation office. VR works with college-bound deaf and hard-of-hearing students to help them get the education they need for career success. For more information on the financial resources available to students and their families, see the RIT/NTID Financial Aid and Scholarships brochure.