"Do-It-Yourself Study Abroad" ESL School Search and Application Site

Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)

English Language Center (ELC) [Rochester, New York]


  • English Language Center offers a comprehensive program in English for Academic Purposes for students intent on university study
  • RIT is ranked one of the top universities and best values in the North
  • Students can travel conveniently to New York City, Toronto, Canada, and Niagara Falls, one of the world's natural wonders
  • Information
    • About the ESL Program
    • Fast Facts
    • Affiliation : Private University
      Establishment : 1979
      Membership/Accreditation : UCIEP, EnglishUSA / CEA
      Enrollment : 50 - 100
      Average Class Size : 8 - 12
      Airport Pickup : Available from School
      Tuition : Medium
      Community Type : Suburban
      Transportation : Bus
    • A Message from School
    • Greetings from Rochester, New York!
      We are pleased to have the opportunity to tell you about our program here at If you are looking for a wonderful American university experience, RIT's English Language Center (ELC) is the place for you. Live on a safe, beautiful, modern campus recognized as one of the top universities. Learn from professors who have master's degrees and study in-class for 20 hours per week with 5 hours of elective classes. Outside of the classroom, visit the majestic Niagara Falls, enjoy using RIT's indoor ice skating rink, tennis courts, swimming pool and weight room.
      The ELC Team is looking forward to helping you have a wonderful experience in Rochester, New York. Please join us!
      Stan Van Horn, Director
      English Language Center (ELC)
      Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
    • Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
      English Language Center

      28 Lomb Memorial Drive
      Rochester, New York  14623-5604  U.S.A.
      TEL: +1 (585) 475-6684
      FAX: +1 (585) 475-5330
  • More Details
    • Housing
    • Surrounding Area
    • About the College/University
    • Conditional Admission / Credit Courses
  • Study Options
    • Full-Time Intensive English Program

    • Overview
    • Data
    • CLASS SIZE: 8 - 12 Students
      CLASS LEVELS: 7 Levels
      COURSE LENGTH: 9,14 Weeks
      MINIMUM AGE: 17 Years Old
      REQUIREMENT: High School Diploma
      VISA INFORMATION: I-20 Issued Upon Request
      HOUSING: Dormitory/On-Campus Apartment
    • Dates
    • 2023
      14 WEEKS:
      1/9 - 4/24

    • Costs
      US$ 150 (Non-Refundable)
      TUITION FEE (2022)
      14 WEEKS US$ 7,644
      4 WEEKS US$ 2,184
      4 WEEKS N/A US$ 1,804 N/A
      14 WEEKS N/A US$ 7,000 N/A
      Airport Pickup Service
      US$ 100 (Greater Rochester International Airport)
    • Remarks / Other Information
  • Location
    • United States Rochester, New York
    • Location
      Rochester Institute of Technology (RIT)
      English Language Center

      28 Lomb Memorial Drive Rochester, New York  14623-5604  U.S.A.
    • Getting To Your School
    • From Rochester International Airport:
      School provides airport pick-up service for US$100 that brings students directly to campus. It takes approximately 15 minutes.
  • Student Reviews
    • Academic Quality: 4.9
      School Environment: 4.1
      Helpfulness of Staff: 4.6
      Activities and Social Life: 3.6
      Accommodation: 3.7


    • There are 7 reviews for this school

    • Sang Hyun
      [ Seoul, Korea, Male ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      Evaluation of ELC Programme
      This is a student who finished ELC English program. First of all, it is very good to learn English because students can have lots of classmates from foreign countries. Even though it was a little hard to speak high-advanced English with classmates because they came to study English just like me, it gave me a great brave heart to speak English fluently.

      Second, teachers and tutors are very kind. They were able to give me correct answers whenever I asked them about English and anything. Especially, I would like to thank everybody who taught me in very well-organized classes.
      Was this review helpful to you? Yes  No 

      [ Seoul, Korea, Female ]
      Perfect Environment
      Perfect Environment
      RIT has a beautiful campus, and good environment. Here are a few of my observations about studying abroad at ELC.
      1. The teacher you have determines a lot of your experience and it's better not to change so often.
      2. I wanted to study the TOEFL test more.
      3. Studying at any school abroad is a big investment for your future.
      The school has many advantages.
      Teachers are very kind and teach the best they can.
      Most students get together like a family.
      Overall, it's a good university and English Language Center.
      Was this review helpful to you? Yes  No 

      Chia Ping
      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Female ]
      Nice Teachers
      Nice Teachers
      The teachers are nice and patient. When you have a question about life in the US or studying, they have advice and suggestions which are very useful.
      Was this review helpful to you? Yes  No 

      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Female ]
      1 of 1 people found the following review helpful.
      My Great Life in RIT
      My Great Life in RIT
      I didn't expect very much at first, but I met great friends, staff and teachers. I liked them very much and the curriculum was really nice. I had improved English a lot. I had the most fun at ELC.
      Was this review helpful to you? Yes  No 

      [ Guatemala City, Guatemala, Female ]
      Gracias ELC!
      Excelente es el Rochester Instititute of technology. Agradezco la acogida dada a los estudiantes de Guatemala. Sigan avanzando. Gracias.
      Was this review helpful to you? Yes  No 

      [ Taipei, Taiwan, Male ]
      Friendly Teachers and Students, Nice Campus
      ELC has friendly teachers and students, nice campus, Lots of opportunities if you are looking for them. It's ranked one the top schools in the country. And, be prepared for it to be a little cold here in the winter time. :)
      Was this review helpful to you? Yes  No 

    • Below you will find additional reviews in other languages.
    • ApplyESL claims no responsibility for errors in, or the quality of, machine translations provided by Google Translate.

      [ SHANGHAI, CHINA, Age 21, Female ]
  • Video

Students Who Viewed This School Also Viewed

About is a free "Do-It-Yourself" Study Abroad school search and application service with over 200 schools and 500 English courses which has been used by students from over 100 countries. Here you can find the program best for you and learn about schools with video introductions, application rankings and detailed student reviews. By creating an account, you can go a step further and access more important study abroad information including school discount offers.