Established in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a non-profit private higher education institution located in the the suburban setting of the large town of Rochester (population range of 50,000-249,999 inhabitants), New York. Officially accredited/recognized by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) is a large (enrollment range: 15,000-19,999 students) coeducational higher education institution. Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT) offers courses and programs leading to officialy recognized higher education degrees such as undergraduate certificates/diplomas, associate degrees, bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. This 187 years old HE institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 50-60% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. RIT also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sport facilities and/or activities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, online courses and distance learning opportunities, as well as administrative services.