Rochester Institute of Technology

2,225 reviews
  1. Rochester, NY
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    B+
  8. Location
    B-
  9. Dorms
    C
  10. Campus Food
    B+
  11. Student Life
    B
  12. Safety
    B
Rochester Institute of Technology is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Address
1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY 14623
Website

Rochester Institute of Technology Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
57%
SAT Range
1110-1320
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required

Cost

Net Price
$27,923/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $21,570/ year
  • $30-48k
    $21,868/ year
  • $49-75k
    $22,243/ year
  • $76-110k
    $23,352/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,287/ year

Academics

Professors
B+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
84%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.165 responses
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.169 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.169 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,211Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
32%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 92 responses
Report
  • There is no typical student at RIT.
    35%
  • All the above
    27%
  • Diversity
    10%
  • Nerds/geeks
    8%
  • Stuck-up geek
    5%
  • Deaf
    4%
  • Focused
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.178 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.219 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 96 responses
Report
  • Open community with a diverse student body
    22%
  • Best school for the deaf and hard of hearing
    21%
  • Diverse student body
    11%
  • Best geek/nerd community
    10%
  • Bricks.
    8%
  • Best integrated school for deaf, hard of hearing
    7%
  • It had the program I wanted
    7%

After Rochester Institute of Technology

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
63%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
93%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.104 responses

Reviews

2,225 reviews
  • Excellent
    364
  • Very Good
    826
  • Average
    825
  • Poor
    156
  • Terrible
    54
Dorm can be little expensive since it's on campus and that it's close to classes than apartments, however it helps a lot if you pull nighter often due to studying or chatting with friends to catchup. The social atmosphere is great that you can meet people right there especially if they live same floor in dorm as you! The cost of RIT can be annoying because it's private university, but it's all worthy (depending on students. Some think it's too hard to attend classes, homesick out of state, etc). The housing process is little complex if you're not assigned yet before school starts, but once you're assigned, it's more likely you will be at dorm unless you apply for apartment. About apartments, there are more than 5 different apartments with different needs and costs but all are in close range with RIT that some students take biking or skateboard to arrive at RIT.
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago
I absolutely love RIT. My professors are very knowledgeable and always willing to help. I can go to any faculty or staff member with a question and they will do their best to help me. The campus is beautiful and the student body is highly diverse, intelligent, and helpful. Everyone works together to help each other succeed in classes and it is very common to see upperclassmen helping underclassman with their work. I find RIT to be a very welcoming yet challenging university. There is a large workload but if you use your time and resources effectively, you will succeed. I am so happy I chose RIT!
  • College Freshman
  • 11 months ago
Like I said about RIT, there are great diversity students on and out campus, there always have people who don't take interest, but take the events that are sided with others. There are student involvements, fan support, school spirit, but its all depend on students. Time, workload, work, jobs, different interests, etc make RIT very unique because students interact and see different people at once at the same time in a place. To me, it helps me to increase the confidence to participate in events. No fun if you go alone!
  • College Sophomore
  • 5 months ago