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  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+
RIT is a highly rated private college located in Henrietta, New York in the Rochester Area. It is a big institution with an enrollment of 12,253 undergraduate students. Admissions is fairly competitive as the RIT acceptance rate is 55%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Computational and Applied Mathematics, and Liberal Arts and Humanities. Graduating 66% of students, RIT alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $45,200.
About Rochester Institute of Technology...
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Liberty League
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
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

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
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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.188 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.188 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,253Undergrads
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 111 responses
Report
  • There is no typical student at RIT.
    32%
  • All the above
    30%
  • Nerds/geeks
    8%
  • Diversity
    8%
  • Stuck-up geek
    5%
  • Focused
    4%
  • Deaf
    4%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.197 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.238 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 115 responses
Report
  • Open community with a diverse student body
    21%
  • Best school for the deaf and hard of hearing
    20%
  • Diverse student body
    10%
  • Best integrated school for deaf, hard of hearing
    10%
  • Best geek/nerd community
    10%
  • Bricks.
    9%
  • It had the program I wanted
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$60,600/ 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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Rochester Institute of Technology was my dream college. I live in Buffalo, so I'm not too far from home. RIT has an incredibly welcoming environment. All of the faculty (including RAs and the health center faculty) I have met has been extremely helpful. Most are really great about responding to students ASAP. I love the diversity here as well. Diversity was unheard of back home (I lived in rural Wheatfield, NY). My college experience has been wonderful so far. I have no complaints besides the price of the tuition. I highly recommend this university!
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I love RIT; but there is one complaint that I want to express to possible RIT students and that is its housing office. Housing itself IS NOT BAD, it's typical college housing and they do a good job of keeping it nice, but the Housing Office itself, as in the STAFF are TERRIBLE. Now I'm not one to express my complaints, but this office doesn't realize WE ARE PAYING THEIR SALARIES and DO NOT TREAT YOU LIKE CUSTOMERS. They don't even take forever to reply to emails - they just don't. They do not do ANYTHING to ensure that you enjoy your time in RIT housing. You can have one of the earliest time slots to pick housing and you STILL don't get what you want because they allow SINGLES to renew into a 3 bedroom house that requires 4 people. Even when you GO IN they don't have anyone to help you (the students at the front desk can't really do anything) because they're all busy, BUT CAN'T REPLY TO EMAILS, so what makes them busy?
Like I said I love RIT, but IF YOU CAN LIVE OFF CAMPUS? -- DO IT!
The Rochester Institute of Technology is a great college to attend! The teachers and staff are very helpful and it's evident that they care about their student's academic success. One of the things I found most helpful to prepare me for corporate America is their Co-op program. Some of the best companies in the country literally come to campus to find promising candidates for their Co-op programs. These Co-op programs gives students the opportunity to get some experience in their fields of studies before they graduate.