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4 College Junior

Off-Campus Housing: Many places to choose from but would like the cost to be better.

4 College Junior

Off-Campus Dining: Many choices and fairly close by. Cannot really use the RIT card at off-campus restaurants.

3 College Junior

Administration: Have not really had to deal with policies that affected me negatively.

3 College Junior

Party Scene: Space for parties is limited. Not really able to have parties on campus because of the space issue.

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3 College Junior

Scholarships: The process was okay, but I feel that financial aid personnel should be truthful about the actual cost to you and how much financial aid you will receive. I am going into my senior year and will be short about $20,000.00.

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3 College Junior

Campus Food: Food is not cooked well most of the time - could be prepped better. Need more options.

3 College Junior

Campus Housing: I have lived on campus for 3 years now. As much as I like the atmosphere on campus, I hope to live off campus for my senior year.

College Sophomore

Off-Campus Housing: I don't know much about the off-campus housing selection. I am planning to live in the dorm buildings for about 3-4 years. I don't care about apartment and I would be responsible to pay the rent every month. Dorm is easier and smaller, which mean less stuff to bring from my home state.

3 College Sophomore

Off-Campus Dining: I been off campus a few times, but it was alright. I didn't drive, one of my friend did since it was her car. I wasn't familiar of the places around the campus. I went to several different restaurants that I never been to and it was a good experience. It was hard for me to decide where to go, since most restaurants was kinda expensive and I didn't have much money.

College Sophomore

Administration: I have no idea how the campus strictness at my school. I focus at my school work and nothing much.

College Sophomore

Party Scene: I don't go to parties, I focus most of my time on my schoolwork. I would socialize with people in my dorms. Instead of partying I would go off campus and eat at a restaurant with one of my friends or watch movies in my dorm.

3 College Sophomore

Scholarships: In the beginning I had a hard time getting my Voc Rehab to give me the money that I needed, since I was new to having a financial aid process. After the VR paid what they can, I had to use some of my money to pay for the rest. For the second semester, I have my outside scholarships and VR to help me to pay off my bill. I am glad that I have the outside scholarship or else I would need to get a loan or have to pay more out of my pocket. I don't have much money and scholarships and financial aids are my only hope of getting into college without having a lot of loans in the end.

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3 College Sophomore

Campus Food: The food at RIT is not the greatest, there not much of the fresh, healthy stuff. It mostly deep fried, pizza, sushi, and cultural food that I don't care for. I would buy most of my food at the Corner Store, because it more better than most of the dining place. I wish that the Corner Store have more healthy food.

The dining plan for Freshmen is alright. I manage to eat at Gracies and have no problem, but during my second semester at RIT, I start to realize that their food is not good. Once I become an upperclassman I will get the all food debit, so I'm not restricted to go to Gracies and able to make every penny count instead of using Meal Option and waste money that I could use.

3 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: It alright, my bathroom don't get clean as often and when it get clean the housekeeper don't do a good job. The overall quality of the dorm building is fairly good, it an old building and I think they need to fix it up more.

I like that my dorm building is near a building where my classes are, so less walking during the winter season. Otherwise, I don't think it is necessary to put all of the other classes across campus, it too much walking. I am not saying I don't like walking, it get a little bit dangerous during the winter season. My experience at RIT during the winter season is that I found out that the walkway don't get shovel well enough, the salt that they put down isn't melting the snow. I already know someone who already sprain her ankle due to that the ice was not properly removed.

The atmosphere at RIT is nice, it have some diversity between different type of people and that there are deaf, hard-of-hearing, and hearing people that goes to RIT. Some people talk in different language, such as Chinese.

I just wish that it didn't cost a lot to be at RIT, but I know in the end it is worth it.

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College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I am not in off-campus housing and I have not looked into it, yet.

5 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I love being able to go off campus to eat because there are so many places to go, the prices are great, and getting a student discount is wonderful.

4 College Freshman

Administration: The strictness of most things motivate me to be a better person.

5 College Freshman

Scholarships: Just applied for my financial aid with the Fafsa and everything came through well.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: Most of them are the same. Too many guys being sleazy.

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: There are many places to eat and many food options but the prices are extremely high.

4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's nice being able to live close to academic side and living with people who share the same major and interest with me but living with a roommate can be stressful at times.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's impossible to get into off-campus housing because everything is done by lottery. However, the price of off-campus housing is cheaper than dorms, but that is because food and furniture costs are not included. There is the benefit of having a kitchen, which is amazing because we only have microwaves (no toasters allowed!) in dorms. There are shuttles between housing and academic buildings throughout the day, so pretty convenient.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: I've only been to two off-campus dining locations, I didn't have to pay, they weren't chain restaurants, and I can't remember what they were called.

College Freshman

Administration: I haven't really seen or heard about any confrontations over the above conflicts. Some professors care about attendance and include it in your grade (through random attendance check or just signing in) but most do not. More than once, if only a few students show up to class one day (usually because of an event or it being close to a break) they will give out extra credit to who shows up.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The price to go to this school was cheaper than if I had gone to a school closer to home, because of the scholarships. However, I still didn't get EVERYTHING I needed, and the out-of-pocket cost was almost impossible to conjure. I received scholarships from the school and government, and loans from the government, but I'm not even sure I can pay the out-of-pocket for another year. There needs to be more financial aid for dirt-poor students with good records but few skills.

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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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