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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 are the ACT or SAT score requirements?

Requirements for test scores vary by major. See this document for a detailed explanation of scores and requirements, including the SAT and ACT scores for the middle 50% of accepted applicants.

Where can I find tutoring help?

Tutoring is available through The NTID Learning Consortium and includes the NTID Learning Center and the Sprint Relay Experimental Distance Learning/Access Demonstration Lab. Consortium goals center on supporting the academic success of RIT/NTID students, and experimenting with instructional access technologies to support the learning of deaf and hard-of-hearing students. Tutoring also is available for deaf or hard-of-hearing students enrolled in bachelor’s degree programs in RIT’s other colleges.

Student Ambassadors

Current students blog about their experiences at RIT/NTID.
Christine | November 18
Christine | November 9
Grace | October 27

Fall Open Houses

RIT/NTID invites deaf and hard-of-hearing students to spend a day at RIT. This event is also open to hearing students interested in ASL-English Interpretation. Open House is an exciting experience: an opportunity to meet representatives from Admissions, Financial Aid, and faculty from academic departments. You will have an opportunity to view our residence halls and take a guided campus tour with a current student. After your visit, we will waive your $65 application fee.

Saturday, September 30, 2017       Successfully Completed
Monday, October 9, 2017 (Columbus Day) Successfully Completed
Saturday, November 11, 2017 (Includes Free RIT Hockey Night) Successfully Completed
Friday, December 1, 2017 Successfully Completed

Spring Open Houses

NTID Spring Open Houses will highlight the associate-level, Associate+Bachelor's degree and Pre-Baccalaureate programs for our deaf and hard-of-hearing students. We will also have a program for hearing students interested in our ASL-English Interpretation program. The day will begin at 8:00 am and will go until 5:00 pm.

More information about these programs can be found here:

Friday, April 6, 2018       Registration Open January 2018
Friday, April 27, 2018 Registration Open January 2018

Open House Video and Photos

Here are videos from RIT/NTID’s recent Spring Open Houses. Want to see more? Check out this page for photos with RITchie!