More than 4,300 first-year, transfer and graduate students were expected and were greeted by more than 200 Rochester Institute of Technology student orientation leaders who helped families unload cars, put belongings in carts and wheel them to their rooms.
The freshmen are the most academically qualified class RIT has had, with an average SAT score exceeding 1300 for the second year in a row. Fifty-two of the undergraduates ranked first in their high school graduating class.
The undergraduates are coming from 47 states; Washington, D.C.; Puerto Rico; the U.S. Virgin Islands; and 42 countries.
New graduate students are coming from 53 countries — the most outside the U.S. coming from India, China, Saudi Arabia, Nigeria and Taiwan.
A record number of incoming doctoral students — 90 of them — were also expected this year.