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Rochester Institute of Technology Campus Life

Housing

Dorms
C
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Yes
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
No
Freshmen Live On-Campus
87%
Undergrads in College Housing
Average Housing Costs
$12,500/ year
Poll
50%
of students say overall dorm quality is great.139 responses
Poll
63%
of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great.241 responses

Food

Campus Food
B+
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Yes
Average Meal Plan Cost
$5,564/ year
Poll
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 460 responses
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  • Salsaritas
    17%
  • RITZ
    14%
  • Crossroads
    11%
  • Brick City
    10%
  • Ben and Jerry's
    9%
  • Nathan's Soup and Salad
    7%
  • Freshens
    7%
49%
of students highly rate the dining facilities.147 responses

Campus Quality

Campus
B
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Life
B
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
Poll
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 143 responses
  • I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.
    39%
  • I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.
    49%
  • The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.
    10%
  • I hate my school and have no school spirit.
    2%

Safety

Safety
B-
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
Poll
93%
of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus.168 responses
Poll
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 114 responses
  • You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.
    44%
  • Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.
    45%
  • You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.
    11%
  • If you don't partake, you're left out.
    0%
Poll
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 140 responses
  • Extremely present and willing to assist students.
    21%
  • There if you need them but not overbearing.
    61%
  • Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.
    16%
  • Not very visible.
    1%
  • We have campus police?
    0%

Sports

Poll
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 226 responses
  • Almost everything on campus revolves around them.
    4%
  • Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.
    41%
  • Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.
    50%
  • No one pays attention to varsity sports.
    6%
Men's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Basketball, Track and Field: X-Country, Wrestling, Ice Hockey, Swimming and Diving, Baseball, Soccer, Rowing, Lacrosse, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: Outdoor
Women's Varsity Sports
Tennis, Basketball, Softball, Volleyball, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Swimming and Diving, Track and Field: X-Country, Soccer, Rowing, Track and Field: Indoor, Track and Field: Outdoor

Clubs & Activities

Clubs Offered
Music
Poll
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 189 responses
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  • Imagine RIT Innovation and Creativity Festival
    26%
  • Spring Fest
    19%
  • Painting the Rock
    11%
  • Chalking the Quarter-Mile
    8%
  • Advertising on the Walls
    7%
  • Snow Ball
    5%
  • Midnight Breakfast
    4%

Party Scene

Party Scene
B
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
Poll
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 140 responses
  • Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.
    1%
  • Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.
    19%
  • Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.
    43%
  • Good parties are few and far between.
    19%
  • Parties? What parties?
    18%
Poll
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 62 responses
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  • It depends on your friend group.
    37%
  • Brick City Homecoming
    23%
  • Freezefest
    15%
  • Imagine RIT
    10%
  • UP STATES
    5%
  • Barstool Blackout (Not funded or in RIT)
    3%
  • Swim party
    3%

Greek Life

Men in Fraternities
Women in Sororities
65%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.185 responses
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