Location
Rochester, NY
Undergrads
12,393
Tuition
$33,258
Admission Difficulty
Average
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Reviews 1683 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: I have VR and some scholarships, but enough to cover some things.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: I never heard of greek life on campus.

3 College Junior

Weather: Never had bad weathers at RIT. We get good rains and cloudy days as well as sunny days. I never hear any thunderstorms so far even though I lived on the 9th floor.

3 College Junior

Diversity: Diversity is great. New people get to see everyday. It does not matter what you are or where you came from. Just being yourself that what counts.

3 College Junior

Campus Strictness: I had no problems with the RIT code. Sometimes we break the code by not telling anyone about it.

3 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: It's lively. It is nice to have company around other people.

4 College Junior

Campus Housing: It's okay, but would like to have a bigger dorm room if possible to move around.

4 College Junior

Athletics: Athletics, huh. People walk to over the other side of campus. No need to be certain with being fit or not. You'll get fit soon if you do not eat as much.

3 College Junior

Majors: If I could change my major again at Rochester. Then I would for the better of my future life.

3 College Junior

Majors: I do enjoy studying at Rochester, but sometimes it can be very boring and depression.

3 College Junior

Drug Safety: I have not seen a drug or alcohol on campus other than the dinning places.

3 College Junior

Computers: The computers are okay, not that bad though. Some computers can be pain in the butt.

4 College Junior

Transportation: The transportation is good. It is not bad at Rochester. They provided students with variety of options to get somewhere.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It is great place to attend because there is a whole different range of people on campus.

4 College Sophomore

Diversity: Nearly everyone is different from other.

2 College Sophomore

Transportation: Sometimes the campus shuttles don't show up for hours before people give up and walk back to the campus.

3 College Sophomore

Nightlife: It just depends on people you know. Just ask your friends for party information and they will tell you.

4 College Sophomore

Computers: Being a technological school, they have most updated computers and technologies today

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3 College Sophomore

Local Atmosphere: Rochester have many undiscovered gems so just explore everywhere!

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: At school, they provide the seminars and fun presentations such as condomhood.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: Honor code is something that most students uphold it.

4 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I am actually a member of Greek life at RIT. Greek life here is a lot smaller than it is on other campuses-only about 10% of students are a member of a Greek organization. However, most non-Greeks perceive Greeks as snobby, too good for everyone else (being only friends with members of their organization), or only valuable for what they can get out of being friends with a Greek (parties). This is unfortunate because there is a lot of things that go on unknown to non-Greeks, such as community service and philanthropy, as well as a bond between the members you join with.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: When I first applied for financial aid, I was given barely anything. However, I talked with the financial aid office and asked them to reconsider the aid I was given based on the aid given to me by Clarkson University. My second year was fine with no hassle, however I just received my aid for the coming year and I will once again need to haggle for the money that I need to afford RIT.

3 College Sophomore

Drug Safety: As an adviser or officer (some official position on campus), there probably isn't much visibility in terms of drugs and alcohol. However, as a student, I see drugs and alcohol more frequently and I know it is present.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Strictness: I live off campus now, but last year when I lived on campus I really enjoyed the leniency of visitation in dorms. I could have friends and family as I pleased and I didn't have to let anyone know, etc. It made me feel more responsible. Social events on campus are kept track of-at night on campus there were always RA's walking around to make sure nothing was going on in the dorm rooms. Off-campus is a little more relaxed.

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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Alecia Crawford
Hometown
Candor, NY
Major
Advertising and Public Relations
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RIT does its best to provide students with a wealth of information, great facilities, top-notch academics, and a pretty good athletic program. Living in Rochester for four years teaches students a lot about who they are and what they want out of life (with the lack student-oriented activities, you'll have a lot of time to think). Many choose to drop out or transfer schools, due to the strenuous quarter system and the arduous work hours that come along with it. Many students who come to RIT on academic scholarships end up on academic probation. Many choose to do the drunken-college-student bit, and many choose the studious-bookworm role; but in the end, many students realize that classwork may not always be the most important thing. Most students here will, at one time or another, disagree with their roommates, RAs, bursars, registrars, and their departments. These are all facts of life, though. No two people can see eye to eye on everything.

In the end, four years and one degree later, many RIT students will tell you that they would willingly do it all over again. Every bad grade, every good party (or vice versa) helps students learn what they really want from life. As students move on to their graduate studies, they are mostly confident that what they have learned at RIT will help carry them through life, and most importantly, give them a competitive edge in the job market. I was told my freshman year that getting into RIT was the easy part, and that getting out was the hard part, which is very true. Well, students get out, and their degrees mean a lot to them. Not only is RIT a very competitive school where students do well, they actually learn a thing or two about life along the way. What more can you ask for from a university?

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