Rochester Institute of Technology

2,201 reviews
  1. Rochester, NY
  2. 4 Year
A-
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A-
  2. Value
    B+
  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 ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

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
86%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.125 responses
67%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.123 responses
54%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.123 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 58 responses
Report
  • There is no typical student at RIT.
    36%
  • All the above
    26%
  • Diversity
    12%
  • Stuck-up geek
    9%
  • Deaf
    5%
  • Neck beard
    3%
  • Nerds/geeks
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
88%
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.143 responses
Poll
47%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.179 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
Report
  • Best school for the deaf and hard of hearing
    25%
  • Open community with a diverse student body
    20%
  • Diverse student body
    14%
  • Best geek/nerd community
    12%
  • A large school for a narrow-minded population.
    8%
  • Bricks.
    8%
  • Best integrated school for deaf, hard of hearing
    6%

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.56 responses

Reviews

2,201 reviews
  • Excellent
    351
  • Very Good
    807
  • Average
    823
  • Poor
    155
  • Terrible
    54
R.I.T. has a beautiful, simplistic campus. It's almost like it's own little town, it has everything.
  • Junior
  • 16 days ago
They do what they say they'll do which is educate you. People aren't accepting of the Deaf or HH students. Equally, the Deaf aren't as accepting of the Hearing students. Its not as diverse as it could be or as its recognized to be. There's a divide at RIT. Everyone makes it seem like if you go to any of the other 8 RIT colleges as opposed to the college for the deaf you're more advanced and smarter. Its all one school that just offers different sub-colleges (if you will) for different majors and degree types. The dorms on campus are greatish off campus like the RIT Inn, for example, I'd suggest you save your money or parent's money and get your own place. I have a lot of friends who stay there and/or have stayed there and I'm just lucky I got a dorm on campus. My friends pay WAY too much for what they go through there. Transportation is cool. They have buses that run for different dorm/apts that all go to campus and to shopping on the weekends. Campus dining is okay but I advise you to stay away from Gracie's unless you have no choice because you have meal options for a meal plan. Its like they put laxatives in their food. It makes you have to gooooo!!! Global Village is great for food and the commons if you don't feel like walking to GV. Professors are in between. Its hard to give a review on all of them because you get good ones that care and are passionate and then you get bad ones that don't care don't try to help you when you're stuck on their material and just plain seems like they're in it for the check. I've had a mix of teachers. All about how you approach it and react to it. There's a lot of help even when you Ade faces with those not so helpful professors as don't worry they have you covered. Socially, RIT is decent. They have tons of events going on continuously! Most of them give out free stuff. My whole RIT apparel has come from the giveaways....well .mostly lol. Take advantage of them!! Lastly, tons of sports! Especially the hockey team!!!
  • College Junior
  • 2 months ago
It's the perfect fit for me
  • College Freshman
  • 2 months ago