Rochester Institute of Technology is a private, coeducational university located in Rochester, New York – the product of the merger between Rochester Athenaeum founded in 1829 and Mechanics Institute established in 1885. Rochester Athenaeum was a literary society while the Mechanics Institute was founded by a consortium of businessmen that included Captain Henry Lomb for the purpose of providing local residents with a school for practical technical training. Initially called the Rochester Athenaeum and Mechanics Institute, the school was officially renamed in 1944 as the Rochester Institute of Technology.
With over 90 Bachelor’s degree programs available through its eight colleges, the institute today focuses on undergraduate instruction for career preparation of its over 14,000 undergraduate students. At the same time, it extends graduate degree courses to over 2,700 professionals. Over 940 fulltime faculty members insure that the school’s students are provided the focused and quality education they deserve.
Cost of attendance for fulltime undergraduate students for academic year 2009-2010 is US$38,925. This includes full-year tuition of US$28,866; student activity fee of US$210; health facilities fee of US$207; typical room rental of US$5,583; and typical board fee of US$4,059. An additional US$200 is charged to freshman undergraduate students as orientation fees. For graduate students, fulltime tuition fee is US$31,533. For part-time students, cost of tuition is US$641 per credit hour for undergraduates and US$876 per credit hour for graduate students. Undergraduate students enrolled in the evening classes are charged US$432 per credit hour.
Financial aid in the form of loans, grants and scholarships is extended to help students pay for their cost of attendance.
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