GENIUS Olympiad will allow you to interact with amazing students from more than 80 countries with array of experiences and skills.
Your donation will be TAX-DEDUCTIBLE. Please write your check payable to ‘Terra Science and Education” a 501.c.3 organization, with Genius Olympiad noted. 835 West Genesee St, Syracuse NY 13204
GENIUS Olympiad is hosted at Rochester Institute of Technology university campus (see the picture and map below for exact location), located in Rochester, New York, USA. Participants will have safe and fun experience at RIT, which is one of the leading universities in design, engineering, arts, and more. For more information about RIT University, please scroll down.
Airport: The nearest major transportation center is Greater Rochester Airport, which is 10 minutes away from the campus. GENIUS Olympiad will have scheduled pick-up/drop services from this airport (please check schedule or finalist guide for further information).
Participants arriving at any location other than Greater Rochester Airport must arrange their own transportation to RIT campus. Those who will attend optional GENIUS trips after the Olympiad can register to be picked at JFK airport in New York City if they are dropped at the same location after the trips (please read finalist guide/trips for further information about this option).
BY CAR, ROCHESTER IS:
90 minutes to Syracuse
80 minutes to Niagara Falls/Buffalo
3 hours to Toronto, Canada
6 hours to New York City (JFK), Boston, or Philadelphia
7 hours to Washington D.C.
For more information about RIT Campus and programs, visit: http://www.RIT.edu
Rochester Institute of Technology: Founded in 1829, Rochester Institute of Technology is a diverse and collaborative community of engaged, socially conscious, and intellectually curious minds. Through creativity and innovation, and an intentional blending of technology, the arts and design, we provide exceptional individuals with a wide range of academic opportunities, including a leading research program and an internationally recognized education for deaf and hard-of-hearing students.
Beyond its main campus in Rochester, New York, RIT has international campuses in China, Croatia, Dubai, and Kosovo. And with nearly 19,000 students and more than 135,000 graduates from all 50 states and over 100 nations, RIT is driving progress in industries and communities around the world. RIT is a top 100 national research university. RIT offers 8 doctoral (Ph.D.) programs in astrophysical sciences and technology, color science, computing and information sciences, imaging science, engineering, mathematical modeling, microsystems engineering, and sustainability; 77 master’s programs, including, Master of Architecture (M.Arch.), Master of Business Administration (MBA), Master of Engineering (ME), Master of Fine Arts (MFA), Master of Science (MS), and Master of Science for Teachers (MST); and 85 undergraduate degree programs, including Bachelor of Fine Arts (BFA) and Bachelor of Science (BS).
Academic programs include Art, Design, Architecture, Business, Communications, Digital Media, Computing and Information Sciences, Engineering, Environmental Studies, Game Design and Development, Health Professionals and Health Sciences, Photography, Film, Animation, and all STEM areas, such as Biology, Chemistry, Material Sciences, etc. In addition, RIT has more than 300 student clubs and organizations which provides a vibrant and social campus life, which is also part of the learning experience at RIT.
According to U.S. News & World Report, RIT is:
Ranked 104th in the “National Universities” category
Ranked 56th in the engineering programs (2022)
Ranked 74th in the business programs (2022)
Ranked 54th in the computer science programs, 28th in cybersecurity, and 6th in game design programs (2022)
Ranked among top 15 universities recognized for excellent co-operative learning and internship programs
Ranked 52th among “best value schools”
According to Princeton Review, RIT is: Ranked fourth nationally for “Top Schools for Video Game Design; Undergraduate (2022)”
According to College Factual, the college rankings data provider for USA Today College Guide 2018, RIT is:
Ranked fifth in computer software and application
Ranked seventh in computer and information sciences
Ranked ninth in engineering-related fields
Ranked 10th in management information systems
Ranked 10th in design and applied arts
Ranked 17th in film, video and photographic arts
Ranked 42nd for criminal justice