A-
Overall Niche Grade
How are grades calculated?
  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A
  3. Diversity
    A
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B
  7. Professors
    A-
  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
55%
Application Deadline
SAT Range
1140-1330
ACT Range
26-31
Application Fee
$60
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
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Cost

Net Price
$29,111/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $23,036/ year
  • $30-48k
    $23,114/ year
  • $49-75k
    $23,874/ year
  • $76-110k
    $25,082/ year
  • $110k+
    $34,694/ year

Academics

Professors
A-
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.171 responses
47%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.171 responses
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Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,471Undergrads
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 94 responses
Report
  • There is no typical student at RIT.
    34%
  • All the above
    28%
  • Diversity
    10%
  • Nerds/geeks
    7%
  • Stuck-up geek
    5%
  • Deaf
    4%
  • Ready for the workforce.
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
65%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.180 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.221 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 98 responses
Report
  • Open community with a diverse student body
    21%
  • Best school for the deaf and hard of hearing
    20%
  • Diverse student body
    11%
  • Best geek/nerd community
    10%
  • Bricks.
    9%
  • Best integrated school for deaf, hard of hearing
    7%
  • It had the program I wanted
    7%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$56,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
66%
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
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I absolutely love RIT! I transferred in last semester after receiving my Associate degree at a community college. They had a great orientation program and a separate one for the transfers. There are so many great employment opportunities, co-ops, and internships. The deaf community on campus is great and its really cool how the deaf and hearing integrate on campus and interact with one another. Also, greek life on campus is very different from other schools (the only reason why i considered and actually did join a sorority) Everyone is very academically focused because RIT is such a nerdy tech school. The only thing that i hate is its FREAZING (and i'm from New England, i know cold). Currently there its 9 degrees and the winter just barely started. If you're thinking about going there, dress warm.
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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.
I like hockey season at Rochester Institute of Technology. I love hockey and I love the energy there! I'm satisfied with my major, Graphic Design, because it helps me to understand the rules of graphic design and typography strictly.