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5 College Junior

Overall Experience: I love my school! I would choose it again no matter what. It's great because I know almost as a fact that I will be coming out with a job with any company of my choice. That's the best thing about RIT all of the co-ops. What I don't like is the winter weather! I can't wait to move after college but I am so happy that this is the school I choose. I applied early decision and I would do it again.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: RIT is a good school. The co-op program and special events like imagine RIT set it apart. However the introductory classes are very slow and tedious.

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3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: People are fantastic and I love the campus itself. However housing is miserable to deal with and it seems like those who run the college are only interested in your money. Keeps getting more expensive for worse conditions and situations.

3 people found this useful Report
4 College Senior

Off-Campus Dining: They're cheap. The quality isn't the best, but you get your moneys worth.

4 College Senior

Administration: For the most part, students are able to do as they please within reason.

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4 College Senior

Campus Food: There are a lot of options. RIT makes an effort to accommodate many different dietary restrictions. I was able to lose 10 pounds by eating on campus, so it is possible to eat healthy. There are a lot of unhealthy options though, and if you don't control yourself, you can end up gaining a lot of weight.

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4 College Senior

Scholarships: RIT gives a lot of merit aid as part of your financial aid package.

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3 College Senior

Campus Housing: There is not enough housing for the students. RIT guarantees you housing if you want it, however the options they give you can end up becoming very expensive.

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4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: Weather in Rochester are bipolar

3 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: It's much difference than high school

3 College Sophomore

Local Area: Rochester buses are not great

3 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: RIT male students are more than RIT female students

3 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: I never heard about sexual assault in my campus

3 College Sophomore

Greek Life: I'm not involving any frat groups

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I didn't really venture off campus for food but overall what I did get it was fair and average.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: I love swimming at the D3 level! It is great because they still care about your academics as well as how you are training.

4 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: From what I've seen it definitely seems worth it to get an off campus appartment, especially if you have a car.

3 College Sophomore

Party Scene: It's a tech school. Do not expect too much. Many people are socially awkward and it can be awkward. Sports teams are your best bet but those are very exclusive.

5 College Sophomore

Administration: I think RIT has a fair strictness. I mean we're in the middle of no where and I feel quite safe and protected on campus.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: It's not great, but it's not bad either. The food is really not too horrible and I think it could be a lot worse. There are many options available, and you have options to eat healthier.

4 College Sophomore

Scholarships: I am very happy that I did receive some financial aid, though I am still in the process in trying to get more. I recieved a scholarship which has helped some but otherwise I also got unsubsidized loans and could use more aid since my sister will be entering college as well in a year.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I loved living on campus! My floor was very close. We got along very well and we supported each other so much.

3 College Sophomore

Athletics: Hockey and lacrosse are the biggest sports and receive most of the publicity. If you were interested in sports in high school then you will find plenty of events to attend. Reminder: WE DON'T HAVE A FOOTBALL TEAM

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: Province and Park Point are the most popular off-campus options for students, however they are extremely expensive. The quality of the apartments are great if you're willing to pay the price. There are other options that are less pricey, but the quality of where you'll live is lower

4 College Sophomore

Party Scene: A lot of people put down the party scene here, but it's actually pretty good. Just don't walk around if you don't know where you're going, it will be so obvious that you're a freshman

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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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