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3 Recent Alumnus

Guys & Girls: Everyone's very accepting of each others. I'm not usually the observant one. So I don't pay much attention to what they wears.

Although, our interests really varies. Everyone's pretty much into nerdy stuff which is awesome.

Before I get into relationship, I should mention that we have more percentage of guys compared to girls, 70% guys | 30% girls. Although I have heard the ratio is changing from less girls to more.

3 College Junior

Guys & Girls: Everyone is all right. They're all pretty geeky, and despite the glorification of nerdyness in today's media- it doesn't make anyone a better person.

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3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The guy-to-girl ratio is 3-1 so that's either a great thing or a terrible thing depending on how you look at it. The majority of my friends are guys but that has never affected the way our friend group interacts. People on campus are very individual in their styles.

4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: There is a wide diversity of people on campus. The people range from deaf to hearing and from hispanic to caucasion and everyone is accepting of it.


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  • 32nd
    Smartest Guys
  • 174th
    Most Creative/Artsy Guys
  • 334th
    Most Creative/Artsy Girls
  • 499th
    Smartest Girls
  • 778th
    Party Girls

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Alecia Crawford
Candor, NY
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RIT is a technical school geared toward technical students. Therefore, the students here weren’t exactly social gods in high school. This is not to say that everyone here wears glasses held together by tape and paperclips, or that we all wear pocket protectors. Chances are, if you are looking at RIT, then you are a bit of a geek yourself—maybe not the full-blown Star-Trek-watching, Dungeon-and-Dragons-re-enacting kind of geek—but you have to admit, you are a prospective tech student.

When discussing the social scene at RIT, there is no getting past the high ratio of guys to girls. Many students complain because they don’t leave their rooms except for classes, food, and the occasional shower. For everyone else, it’s because of often stressful academic environment due to the quarter system that requires them to focus more time on passing and less time finding that mate. If you want to focus on school and get a degree, this is the school for you. However, the ratio has increasingly been getting better due to the fact that the college has been recruiting more female students. Maybe, just maybe, in the distant future we’ll build the ratio all the way up to, say, 50/50. Hey, a little wishful thinking never hurt anyone.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
There is a gynecologist who comes to the Health Center on a regular basis. You can make an appointment with her through the Health Center. Birth control prescriptions are usually filled off campus at Wegman's pharmacy department. The Health Center also has condoms available, and organizations such as Planned Parenthood regularly give them away.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
  1. Anywhere off campus
  2. Almost any social gathering
  3. Building 70
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Off-campus parties
  2. Off-campus clubs
  3. Fraternity houses
  4. SUNY Brockport parties
  5. SUNY Genesseo parties
Social Scene
The ratio of guys to girls makes the social scene an interesting one, to say the least. One of the most common complaints that girls have at RIT is that the guys here never leave their computers. However, if you can pull them away from their Counter Strike or Everquest for a few minutes, the guys here are actually quite interesting. The guys' biggest complaint is that there simply aren't enough girls on campus. Administration, however, is working to rectify that. Overall, the social scene can be great if you know where to look. The computer labs are where I start!
Hookups or Relationships?
Overall, there more hookups than long-term relationships at RIT. Many of the girls who come here unattached prefer to stay that way. There's a fair number of undergrads who are in relationships, though oftentimes, not with other RIT students. With the number of other colleges around the Rochester area, it can be easy to find someone to hook up with or to have a lasting relationship with, as long as you know what kind of person you're looking for.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Meeting people is one of the hardest things to do at RIT since most students seem content to simply stay in their dorms most of the time. This is not to say that it is impossible to meet other singles and have a good time, though. One of the best resources for interaction with other students is to get involved. Join a club or two, or just show up when they are having free food, hosting a party, or when there are a group of people in the hallways. Most students find friends within their major, but students here tend to be competitive and don't like dating other students in their field. By joining clubs and going to different events throughout the year, you greatly increase your chances of finding someone of the opposite sex who catches your interest.
Dress Code
At RIT, we have business majors who dress professionally, science students who prefer pajamas for their 8 a.m. classes, and art majors who wear tie-dyed clothing or whatever they happen to find at the thrift store up the road. The majority of students dress casually, and they dress up only when they have class presentations or an interview. Professors will tell you if they expect a certain level of dress for presentations and speeches, but beyond that, students here feel free to dress in clothes that they're comfortable in.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 76 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 75 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What kinds of relationships have you had since coming to school?     Based on 90 responses

  • 17% Casual dating at your school
  • 15% Random hook-up with someone at your school
  • 14% Long-term relationship with someone at your school
  • 14% Exclusively dating someone at your school
  • 14% Long-distance relationship
  • 11% None
  • 7% Random hook-up with someone at a neighboring school
  • 3% Casual dating at a neighboring school
  • 3% Long-term relationship with someone at a neighboring school
  • 2% Exclusively dating someone at a neighboring school

What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?    Based on 14 responses

  • 29% There is no typical student at RIT.
  • 21% Stuck-up geek
  • 14% Ready for the workforce.
  • 14% Neck beard
  • 14% Diversity
  • 7% Deaf

What are the best places to meet guys/girls?    Based on 10 responses

  • 44% Almost any social gathering
  • 25% Building 70
  • 19% The library
  • 6% Anywhere off campus
  • 6% When they are forced to serve you food

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 90 responses

  • 23% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 57% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 17% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 3% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.

How accepting is LGBT (lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender) dating life on campus?    Based on 6 responses

  • 50% There are lots of openly-dating LGBT couples. It is widely accepted.
  • 50% There are some openly-dating LGBT couples. A lot of people accept it.
  • 0% There are almost no openly-dating LGBT couples. Most people don't accept it.
  • 0% You won't see any LGBT couples on campus. It is widely not accepted.

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 12 responses

  • 41% Join clubs and go to social gatherings.
  • 41% Just do what you you like to do.
  • 18% There are no good ways.


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