Quick Stats

  • Avg. SAT Score
    1101
  • Annual Tuition (in-state excl. fees)
    $33,932
    $ $ $ $ $
  • Program Enrollment
    647
  • University Selectivity
    59%
  • University Yield
    28%
  • Job Offers
    84%
  • Average Salary
    $43,083
  • Top Industry
    Financial Services
  • School Status
    Private
  • Accreditation
    AACSB Accredited
  • B-School Founded
    1952
  • Program Length
    Four Year
Contact Information
108 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, New York 14623, United States
Website
405x225

Saunders College of Business

The Saunders College of Business has earned a national reputation for its commitment to innovative learning programs. Saunders College of Business students are prepared to excel in the exciting and demanding environment of business today. As one of the nine colleges at RIT, our students benefit from the resources of a large university while being part of a smaller college. Our programs are at the forefront with an emphasis on managing people, innovations, and technology in a rapidly changing global environment.

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About Rochester Institute of Technology

Admissions

Admissions Selectivity
59% Rochester Institute of Technology 59% Average Across All Schools

Most Important Admissions Factors
  1. Secondary school record
  2. High school GPA
  3. SAT/ACT scores
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Total Applications
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
16354% 16,354
59% 59
28% 28
59% School Selectivity
28% School Yield
Demographics of Applicants
  • Male Applicants
  • Female Applicants
  • International Applicants
  • U.S. Applicants
Required Tests
  • SAT or ACT
  • Are Interviews Required? Recommended
Additional Requirements:

Total Applications to Program
  • Applied
  • Accepted
  • Accepted Apps Enrolled
760% 760
64% 64
21% 21
64% Program Selectivity
21% Program Yield
Program Requirements
  • Admissions managed by Business Program
  • Are interviews required? Recommended
Required Tests

Transfer Requirements
  • How internal transfers are handled Declare business major
  • Min college GPA for transfers
  • Other transfer requirements
Freshman Requirements
  • Freshman admissions Yes
  • Percent of admitted applicants who are freshmen 84
  • Min GPA required in pre-business courses? No
  • How freshmen are admitted Indicate interest on university application
Other requirements for freshmen

Careers

Financial Services 16%
Top Industry
  • Consulting 9%
  • Manufacturing 7%
  • Other 5%
Xerox 2
Top Employer
  • Ernst & Young 2
  • Liberty Mutual 2
  • Northwestern Mutual 2
Job offers within 3 months after graduation
84% Saunders College of Business 78% Average Across All Schools

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Job Offers Received and Accepted
  • This School
  • All Schools
By Graduation
70% 70.37
62% 61.74527272727272
70% Receive Offers
70% 70.37
59% 59.252482758620694
70% Accept Offers
After graduation, but within 3 months
13% 13.33
16% 15.83261363636364
13% Receive Offers
13% 13.33
17% 16.796475409836066
13% Accept Offers
More than 3 Months after graduation
16% 16.3
9% 9.05625
16% Receive Offers
16% 16.3
9% 9.484761904761905
16% Accept Offers
82% Graduates seeking full-time employment
18% Graduates not seeking employment
87% Percentage of graduates for whom employment information is available
Salaries and Percentages of Job Accepting Graduates
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Consulting
7% 7
$54,500.00
36K 68K
Finance/Accounting
24% 24
$40,849.00
21K 65K
General Management
7% 7
$50,625.00
35K 63K
Human Resources
0% 0
Data not provided
Management Information Systems
14% 14
$52,772.00
30K 71K
Marketing/Sales
38% 38
$34,313.00
20K 45K
Operations/Production
4% 4
Data not provided
Logistics/Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
7% 7
Data not provided
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
Accounting
7% 7
$48,385.00
32K 68K
Consumer Products/Retail
12% 12
Data not provided
Consulting
9% 9
$49,833.00
28K 62K
Financial Services
16% 16
$47,472.00
32K 60K
Government/Education
10% 10
$37,714.00
21K 47K
Pharma/Biotech/Health
1% 1
Data not provided
Manufacturing
7% 7
$45,505.00
28K 65K
Media/Entertainment
1% 1
Data not provided
Non-Profit
1% 1
Data not provided
Petroleum/Energy
1% 1
Data not provided
Real Estate
3% 3
Data not provided
Sports/Leisure
5% 5
$20,266.00
20K 21K
Technology/Science
22% 22
$40,166.00
21K 66K
Transportation
0% 0
Data not provided
Utilities
0% 0
Data not provided
Other
5% 5
$37,375.00
31K 43K
Area Grads Accepting Jobs Avg. Salary 10k 50k 100k 150k 190k
U.S. Northeast
76% 76
$41,025.00
20K 70K
U.S. Mid-Atlantic
6% 6
$37,086.00
31K 47K
U.S. South
5% 5
Data not provided
U.S. Southwest
2% 2
Data not provided
U.S. Midwest
4% 4
Data not provided
U.S. West
6% 6
$54,000.00
37K 71K
U.S. Possessions/Territories
0% 0
Data not provided
Canada
2% 2
Data not provided
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Salaries for Most Recent Graduates
Average Signing Bonus for Most Recent Graduates
Internship Employers / Interns Hired
  • Xerox 5
  • Wegmans 5
  • Intuit 4
  • Northwestern Mutual 4
  • The Hershey Company 3
Internship Services
  • Companies that recruit interns on campus
  • Companies that posted internships on school message board
  • Average intern length in weeks 10
  • Percentage of internships that are paid 88
Career Services
  • Number of companies that recruited students on campus 141
  • Number of companies that posted full-time jobs on school message boards 1,017
Other activities and career services provided to undergraduate business students:
Accounting Recruitment Night, Career related workshops (resume writing, interview prep, job search strategies etc), Mock interview program, Business Networking Event, One on one career advisement, Employer panel, Careers In Business Course, Campus Wide Career Fair, Employer Meet & Greets

Cost

Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$46,627
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $33,932
  • Fees $492
  • Expenses $12,203
Non-Resident
$ $ $ $ $
$46,627
Total Yearly Cost
  • Tuition $33,932
  • Fees $492
  • Expenses $12,203
93% Percent of Institutional Grants or Scholarships 1% Percent of Full-tuition Institutional Grants or Scholarships
Basis for Grants or Scholarships
  • Need 75%
  • Merit 25%
More Information
Financial Aid
  • Financial Aid Management No
  • Website http://www.rit.edu/financialaid
Scholarships
$7,829,000
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students last year
$7,829,000
Total aid distributed to undergrad business students this year
Loans
  • Loan Guarantee Policy No
  • Max Loan Guarantee Per Year

Academics

Average Class Size
  • Saunders College of Business
  • All Schools
Core Business Classes
30% 28
50% 46
Elective Business Classes
41% 24
50% 29
Required Classes with a Waiting List
Saunders College of Business 13 Average Across All Schools

* On the First Day of Enrollment
Top Areas of Study
  • Accounting
  • Finance
  • General Management
  • Management Information Systems
  • Marketing
  • Entrepreneurship, International Business, New Media Marketing
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Business Program Classes
10% Less than 20 Students 0% More than 50 Students
90% 21 to 50 students
24 Average number of students in non-business required electives
42 Different Elective Courses
New Electives
  • Program length Four Year
  • Last change to curriculum 2009
Degrees Offered
  • BS Accounting
  • BS Finance
  • BS International Business
  • BS Management Information Systems
  • BS Marketing
  • BS New Media Marketing
Faculty
  • All Faculty
  • Tenured
93% 93
39% 39
Prominent Faculty
  • Dr. John Ettlie

    Technology Management

  • Dr. Ashok Robin

    Finance

  • Dr. Sandra Rothenberg

    Management

  • Are work study or co-ops available? Yes
  • Description of work study / co-ops:

    Cooperative education is a requirement for all undergraduate students in the Saunders College of Business (either 1 semester or 2 summers). As one of the largest and oldest coo-op programs in the world, annually more than 3,500 students are placed, in 5,500 co-op assignments, with nearly 2,000 employers (campus wide). All Saunders College students have dedicated career and co-op advisors.

  • Is study abroad available? Yes
  • Description of study abroad programs:

    Study abroad seminars and exchange programs are offered through Saunders College. There are 3 international RIT campuses where students may study abroad at in Dubai, Croatia, and Kosovo which also carry AACSB accreditation. And through the RIT study abroad office, study abroad opportunities exist across the globe and even at sea.

  • Is community service or volunteering available? Yes
  • Description of community service/volunteering:

    Saunders College offers volunteer opportunities not limited to Junior Achievement, Lowenthal Student Service Group, and VITA Program offering free tax services to lower-income families.

Students

15% Students in Top 10% of High School Class 25% Students with High School GPA over 3.75
1290 75th Percentile Score on SAT 28 75th Percentile Score on ACT
Student Body Breakdown
  • International Students
  • U.S. Students
  • Male Students
  • Female Students
Ethnicity of Students
White
81% 81
Asian American
6% 6
Hispanic
6% 6
* Percentages are for U.S. citizens in most recent entering class; only top three responses shown.
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U.S. Regional Breakdown
2%
3%
73%
2%
2%
18%
Student Citizenship
U.S.
88% 88
Other Non-U.S. Citizenship
10% 10
Canada
2% 2
18 Average age of full-time students
87% Freshman retention rate
Graduation Rate
  • 4 Years
  • 6 Years
50% 50
70% 70

Alumni

Alumni Donors
Total Living Alumni 11,500
Alumni Donations
$50 Average Gift $450,000 Largest Gift

Most Prominent Alumni
  • Donald James Truesdale

    Managing Director, Goldman Sachs

  • Kathleen A. McNulty

    Senior VP and CIO, Schwan Foods

  • Sean R. Bratches

    Executive VP, ESPN