Rochester Institute of Technology

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Rochester Institute of Technology
Type Private
Established 1829 (1829)
President William W. Destler
Provost Jeremy A. Haefner
Location Henrietta, New York, United States
Campus Suburban
Colors Brown and orange
Nickname Tigers

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a private university within the town of Henrietta in the Rochester, New York metropolitan area. RIT is composed of nine academic colleges, including the National Technical Institute for the Deaf. The Institute is one of only a small number of engineering institutes in the State of New York, including the New York Institute of Technology, SUNY Polytechnic Institute, and Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. It is most widely known for its fine arts, computing, engineering, and imaging science programs. The university enrolled nearly 15,600 students, and it ranked 107 among national universities and 33 in "Best Value Schools" according to U.S. News & World Report's 2016 rankings.[1]

Informatics programs


The following bioinformatics-related options exist for potential students:

Minor in Bioinformatics Analysis
?? credit hours spread over five classes
Available online? No
Program URL:

B.S. in Bioinformatics and Computational Biology
122 credit hours for the standard track, 125 for the molecular genetics track
Available online? No
Program URL:

Accelerated B.S./M.S. in Bioinformatics
152 credit hours; "Students in the dual degree option are required to take graduate-level courses during their fourth year and complete an approved master's thesis during their final year of study."
Available online? No
Program URL:

M.S. in Bioinformatics
30 credit hours
Available online? No
Program URL:

Additional external links


  1. "Rochester Institute of Technology". U.S. News & World Report - Best Colleges. U.S. News & World Report LLP. Retrieved 19 November 2016.