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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+
About Rochester Institute of Technology...
Athletic Division
Other
Athletic Conference
Liberty League
Address
1 Lomb Memorial Dr
Rochester, NY 14623
Website
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.

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
57%
SAT Range
1190-1380
ACT Range
26-32
Application Fee
$65
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Required
Accepts Common App
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$31,376/ 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
$21,055/ 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
64%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.198 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.198 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
12,447Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
1,068
Undergrads Over 25
4%
Pell Grant
29%
Varsity Athletes
5%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 117 responses
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  • There is no typical student at RIT.
    33%
  • All the above
    30%
  • Diversity
    9%
  • Nerds/geeks
    9%
  • Stuck-up geek
    5%
  • Focused
    3%
  • Ready for the workforce.
    3%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
86%
Poll
66%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.207 responses
Poll
49%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.248 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 125 responses
Report
  • Open community with a diverse student body
    23%
  • Best school for the deaf and hard of hearing
    19%
  • Best integrated school for deaf, hard of hearing
    10%
  • Diverse student body
    10%
  • Bricks.
    10%
  • Best geek/nerd community
    10%
  • It had the program I wanted
    6%

    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
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    Rochester Institute of Technology Reviews

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    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.
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    As a current freshman, I find RIT to be an incredible school with tons of students with high aspirations. Despite the lenient acceptance rate, this school is challenging as a STEM major with many courses aimed to weed out potential slackers or those who are more apathetic than others. The academics are excellent, however, like any college, choose your professors wisely. There are many poor professors according to many of my friends so utilize ratemyprofessors and fellow students' recommendations to your advantage.

    Residential Halls are terrible from my experience as I currently live in a forced triple due to RIT overcrowding students. Many students do not wash their hands and other peoples' hygiene makes me concerned for the entire floor. Fortunately, housing options are much better outside of Res Halls, with Global Village and University Commons looking like great living spaces.
    I LOVE RIT! This college has so much spirit and it's awesome. It's not a party school, but people can still have fun. The Institute puts a high priority on academics but also wants students to be well-rounded. For instance, the college of engineering has a 5 year bachelor's degree program because for one year, the students go on co-op and get work experience in the field of their choice. I love this program and I love the campus at RIT.