Rochester Institute of Technology

1 Lomb Memorial Dr, Rochester, NY
4-year
Medium
Suburban

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Questions and Answers about Rochester Institute of Technology

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Can students pick the times of their classes during their freshman year?
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Majors offered at Rochester Institute of Technology

Biggest majors
Computer Science
Mechanical Engineering
Computer Software and Media Applications

Academics at Rochester Institute of Technology

1200-1400
SAT Score Range
400
1600
Considered with application
27-32
ACT Score Range
1
36
Considered with application
Student Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Selectivity
Less Selective (66% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Demographics for Rochester Institute of Technology Students

Ethnicity BreakdownAsianBlackCaucasianHispanicMiddle EasternNative AmericanPacific Islander
Rochester Institute of Technology Students17%21%51%19%2%1%1%
All Bold.org College Students12%22%36%25%2%2%1%
Gender breakdown
Rochester Institute of Technology Students
33%
61%
Male
Female
< 6% Gender nonconforming
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Common careers for Rochester Institute of Technology students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer109k
Software Engineer84k
Electrical Engineer77k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)77k
Software Developer74k
Project Engineer72k
Mechanical Engineer69k
Based on 24,311 student responses
63.3kAvg. Early Career Pay
105.2kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
44%in High-Meaning careers
50%in STEM careers

Net price of attending Rochester Institute of Technology

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Student reviews of Rochester Institute of Technology

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100% of students

Known for

Safe campus
Great internship and research opportunities
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Accessible for students with disabilities
LGBTQ+ friendly
Aubrey Santoro
Basketball
Volleyball
Reading
Yoga + 14 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

RIT has a lot of great resources for students. Extracurricular activities are something I highly recommend.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Covid happened when I was in the spring of my freshman year which threw everything off but I think that RIT has responded well for the most part. In my opinion, there are still too many online classes.

Janessa Terry
Painting and Studio Art
Psychology
Biology
Dance + 2 others

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

My experience at RIT has been amazing so far. Even as a first-year, I have been presented with amazing opportunities already. There are so many benefits that set RIT apart from other schools. The atmosphere on campus is very welcoming, and I've always felt at home. I highly recommend anyone in any major to consider RIT.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The food on campus can be slightly repetitive sometimes, but they often bring out food trucks and vendors that visit to help with diversity. They are taking action to fix this currently.

Ella Moody
Saxophone
Running
Karate
Band + 2 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

I like it here. I am here for school so as long as the academics are good. I don't mind the other bit that is not good.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Research the dorms and any scholarships you get. Some have you stay in the dorms for more than one year, that's important if you don't want to stay in those tiny rooms for more than a year.

Matthew Johnson
Hiking And Backpacking
Travel And Tourism
Robotics
Cooking + 2 others

3.0

WHAT I LIKED

Academically and the co-op program is the best part. Social life is fun but you need to be willing to step out of your comfort zone.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

The dining halls are okay, campus, in general, is boring visually.

Daisy Smania
Soccer
Art
Communications

5.0

WHAT I LIKED

I love RIT. I am so glad I picked this college.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Don't dorm in baker. Baker has a rat infestation.

Emma Reynolds
Game Design and Development
3D Modeling
Collecting
Teaching + 4 others

4.0

WHAT I LIKED

The clubs and organizations at RIT provide the opportunity for a great student experience- if you can find the right one(s) for you. The Society of Software Engineers became my final home at RIT, but Women in Computing helped pave the way for me to find the group of students that I fit with best. RIT is unique in that in the computing college alone there are numerous degree programs. This gives students the option to study anything from Security to Game Design rather than just "Computer Science". The co-op program also sets RIT apart, as each major has to complete a mandatory amount of on-the-job experience while in school, which directly translates to job placement upon graduation. My degree in particular completes in 5 years with 2 semesters dedicated to interning/co-oping instead of lectures. In total, I completed 13 months of relevant experience before graduating, which gives me a large heads up on my peers without experience with similar degrees. RIT houses the National Technical Institute of the Deaf, which gives a wonderful perspective on accessibility and deaf culture. I will never feel comfortable at a large event without closed captioning again, and having transcriptions for all verbal media (such as zoom lectures) is incredibly helpful even as a hearing student.

WHAT I didn’t LIKE

Enrollment holds and communication between departments was a big issue for me when it came to taking non-core classes. In order to even get into some Psychology classes, I had to declare it as my minor, and sometimes I was still unable to get the section I wanted. With University Physics 2, there was a constant change in which Community College classes were allowed as transfer credits, which the Physics department made it very difficult to find out which counted. Another big issue with RIT is that they are admitting more people than they can house. In 2017, they started turning double rooms into quads, but with covid, they converted them back and just threw freshmen anywhere- even if it wasn't a dorm. I know first years that live in the off-campus RIT Inn and others that were put in apartments downtown despite not having a car. The bus system is ok, but certainly not extensive enough to cater to this situation.

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