Get Started at Saunders
Welcome to Saunders College of Business at RIT where we achieve greatness through diversity. This is especially true at Saunders which delivers a diverse business college with a global reputation, spanning across many disciplines, industries, cultures and nationalities. We have resources for everyone, including High school students, Transfer students, International students, Parents, and our valued Saunders partners.
All undergraduate business majors share common core business courses with a solid foundation in technology. Featuring The Freshman Experience: Biz 1+2 program, all Saunders students experience two semesters as a cohort getting to know their business classmates from their first day while getting exposed to all business disciplines working in teams, developing new business ideas.
All students gain meaningful real-world experience at a paid internship through one of the oldest and largest cooperative education programs in the world, complemented by two annual career fairs and dedicated business career services advisors. Explore Saunders Co-op Spotlights that highlight our applied curriculum which is employer approved as evidenced by a 95% outcomes (placement) rate.
Prospective student resources and teachers' and advisors' resources are available to compliment academic business activities in the classroom. These are intended to help you learn more about Saunders College undergraduate business programs, discover the many career paths you can pursue at Saunders, assist with the pursuit of a career in business, or simply to kick start your college search.
The path to Saunders is different for every student. If you have a specific question about your individual situation that is not covered in the information listed here, please contact one of our undergraduate representatives or email us at firstname.lastname@example.org, and we can assist you directly.
Application Fee Waiver for Saunders High School Partners
Students that are participating members of Saunders partnership organizations may request an application fee waiver. Recognized partners include Business Professionals of America (BPA), DECA, Future Business Leaders of America (FBLA), Young Entrepreneurs Academy (YEA!). View our Application Fee Waiver Program for Saunders High School Partners for more details.
Application and Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources
- Application Resources for Freshmen and Transfer students
- Financial Aid and Scholarship Resources for all students
Visit RIT and Discover Saunders
Contact Saunders College to inquire about Red Barn Rock Climbing Field Trips for high school groups where students have a professional coach guide them through team building, communication and other age appropriate active learning activities. Or visit RIT On Campus Recruitment Events to see dates and learn more about campus visits. Events include:
- RIT College & Careers – An overnight college experience for high school students entering their senior years, to explore career options through interactive academic sessions
- Spring Preview Day – Created for high school freshman, sophomores, and juniors looking to start their college search
- Fall Open Houses – For all future Saunders RIT students and their families who want to learn more about RIT, Saunders College of Business programs. Meet Saunders faculty, staff, and students, tour campus, residence halls and academic departments, eat lunch in the student cafeteria and attend a financial aid presentation
- Transfer Open Houses– All students interested in transferring to RIT are encouraged to attend a Transfer Open House
- Accepted Student Open House (spring) – You are on your way to college, now get ready for your experience at Saunders College
- Virtual Tours- For all students and families who may not be able to make it to campus. Visit us today!
Attend Saunders College Professional Events
- Imagine RIT – Annual Innovation and Creativity Festival, April 27, 2019
- RIT Entrepreneurs Conferences, fall semesters
- RIT Tiger Tank Saunders Challenge, fall and spring semesters
- Saunders College Power Your Potential Women's Conference
View the Saunders College of Business at RIT Undergraduate Programs Viewbook for a college overview.
Teachers & Advisors: Check out the resources for Teachers and Advisors to enhance your academic business activities, get free Saunders Gear and materials, or to inquire about a field trip to Saunders College on the RIT campus.