Freshmen move in to RIT as semester nears

August 20, 2019 05:23 PM

HENRIETTA, N.Y. (WHEC) — It's move-in day for the freshman class at the Rochester Institute of Technology. 

About 4,300 first-year, transfer and graduate students moved onto campus Tuesday morning. Students are coming to Rochester from 47 states and 42 different countries. 


This class is the most academically qualified class RIT has had, with 52 of the undergraduates ranked first in their high school graduating class. The average SAT score for the freshman class is expected to exceed 1,3000 for the second year in a row.

More than 200 RIT student orientation leaders helped families unload cars, put belongings in carts, and wheel them to their rooms. RIT's transition team isn't just there for the students but the parents as well.

"We know that parents play a very important role in their students' lives, and they can help us share a message that we share here but at home, that offers a personal component," says Chelsea Petree, the school's Direct of Parent and Family Programs. "I help parents understand what the students are experiencing, what's going on on campus, and how they can help us from home."

Tuition for one year at RIT is currently more than $43,000. 


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