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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
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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

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

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
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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.184 responses
48%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.184 responses
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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 107 responses
Report
  • There is no typical student at RIT.
    33%
  • All the above
    29%
  • Diversity
    8%
  • Nerds/geeks
    7%
  • 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.193 responses
Poll
50%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.234 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 111 responses
Report
  • Open community with a diverse student body
    22%
  • Best school for the deaf and hard of hearing
    21%
  • Diverse student body
    11%
  • Best integrated school for deaf, hard of hearing
    10%
  • Best geek/nerd community
    9%
  • Bricks.
    8%
  • 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 Reviews

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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!
As the deaf student, this campus is like my second-home. Due of the reason of being my second home, it provides accessibilities, including interpreters and captions. Not only providing interpreters, but also they provide the peer supports and tutoring, which helped me much better.

Also, this campus is very friendly and diversity because it has variant of culture and cuisine, which is important to spread the awareness of culture and cuisine.

In addition, it also provide the major, Biomedical Science/Pre-med. The major is exquisite because it provides and exercises us to be a professional physician or health-related occupation. It is also very inclusive because mostly other universities does not provide accessibilities enough and deaf culture which improve the quality of life as a deaf student.