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Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    C+
  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+
1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY 14623
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Liberty League
From Rochester Institute of Technology

At RIT, we shape the future and improve the world through creativity and innovation. As an engaged, intellectually curious, and socially conscious community, we leverage the power of technology, the arts, and design to make to move the world forward.

We are a kaleidoscope of curious minds inspired by an insatiable desire to discover, explore, and create relevant, distinct, and meaningful solutions for a rapidly changing world.

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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

Application Deadline
Acceptance Rate
66%
SAT Range
1200-1400
ACT Range
27-32
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$31,798/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$22,552/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
98%

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
63%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.204 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.204 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
8
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
4
Online Associates Programs
1
Online Bachelor's Programs
3
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    14%
  • On Campus
    85%
  • Online
    1%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,486Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,027
Undergrads Over 25
3%
Pell Grant
31%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 119 responses
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  • There is no typical student at RIT.
    34%
  • All the above
    30%
  • Nerds/geeks
    10%
  • Diversity
    9%
  • Stuck-up geek
    5%
  • Focused
    3%
  • Ready for the workforce.
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
89%
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.213 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.254 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 131 responses
Report
  • Open community with a diverse student body
    22%
  • Best school for the deaf and hard of hearing
    21%
  • Bricks.
    11%
  • Diverse student body
    10%
  • Best integrated school for deaf, hard of hearing
    10%
  • Best geek/nerd community
    9%
  • It had the program I wanted
    5%

    After College

    Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
    $62,400/ year
    National
    $33,028
    Graduation Rate
    67%
    National
    49%
    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

    Rochester Institute of Technology Reviews

    2,538 reviews
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    The staff and faculty at RIT are approachable, warm and tolerant.  They make an effort to ensure that students succeed.  Even when a student fails, RIT doesn't throw her/him out! RIT has a fantastic College Restoration Program that goes to the bottom of the student's programme and provides personal mentoring and coaching to encourage the student to move back into a 'performing' mode. RIT genuinely cares about their students and they want them to succeed in college and through their professional careers.
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    I am an African American student currently enrolled in RIT's Saunders School of Business. Being from a somewhat Southern and diverse background I was used to sometimes being treated differently based on the color of my skin, but RIT takes it to another level so much so that the school is almost completely segregated in the student social life. Minorities often only sit with minorities also to avoid issues. Freshman year I was often asked for "N-word" passes by white peers along with noticing that specifically students of color from cities were often labeled "hoodlums" or dumb by our white peers without them having a single conversation or social interaction with us. At one point s group chat was made which included predominantly white students who would often say very judgmental and distasteful things about minority students. The party scene is also very segregated as there are often white parties or the minority parties which have naturally become very separated.
    The campus experience is amazing! The dorms are nice, depending on if you get the "right" one. Living in a quad was the best choice for me because of the space and liveness of the room. The campus itself is beautiful and I have explored a lot fo the university and there is still more for me to explore. I really like the tunnel system in the dorms so when its snowing or raining really hard, you can take the tunnels to the visit your friend or the computer lab or the dining hall. The professors are mainly good and I was lucky to get the good ones. Of course its college so the courses will be challenging but you will have a lot of free time and get your homework, labs, and projects done. There is not much party scene unless you join a frat/sorority or have the connects.