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RIT will accept just about anyoneApr 11 2006Biology
RIT will accept just about anyone. If you're black, asian, indian, or jewish, then you are guaranteed acceptance, regardless of your educational background.
RIT will accept anyone, regardless of what you mayMar 26 2006Biology
RIT will accept anyone, regardless of what you may think.
SAT: 1490 Male
While RIT does not accept every single applicant, itMar 08 2006Computer Science
While RIT does not accept every single applicant, it does have a very high admissions rate. RIT's admissions policy can be summed up as: let (almost) everyone in, and let them filter themselves out when they get here. RIT accepts a good deal of people who cannot handle the amount and difficulty of the work here. You hear a lot about the low retention rate here, but I can tell you from my own experience that it is mostly from academic problems and not dislike of the school. So even though you stand a good chance of being accepted, make sure you SHOULD be accepted before you bother coming here.

With that said, I personally did not have an outstanding high school record, and I was accepted into the Computer Science program. So I can tell you where I stood out and those aspects are probably the ones that will help you get in here. I had a low GPA but high SAT scores. I did poorly in social studies and english classes but well in science, math, and computer science classes.

Although I am not privy to the RIT admission policy, I would say SATs are probably the #1 factor used for admissions here. Every year the school brags about how this year's incoming freshman have the highest median SAT score of any year. That should tell you something.

I don't think RIT is that hard to getFeb 01 2006Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etc
i don't think RIT is that hard to get into- staying in is the test.
work hard, enjoy it, theres a huge alumni network to reward you at the end.
SAT: 1260 Female
SAT score, portfolio for design schoolJan 19 2006Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etc
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