Rochester, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology


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Sibyl
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to not be afraid of filling out paperwork and going for scholarships, grants, and financial aid. I woud ...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to not be afraid of filling out paperwork and going for scholarships, grants, and financial aid. I woud tell myself to talk to an academic counselor for help in these areas and to find short cuts and smart choices in classes, and I would tell myself to do as much schooling as possible until you get to where you feel you belong. Going back to school later in life is MUCH MORE DIFFICULT! The transistion is not to hard from high school to college if you have honed note taking skills in high school and a good work ethic, so I would advise developing these qualities and skills.

Lauren
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This school is best known for their men's hockey games. They are so exciting - even if you were never into hockey before atte...

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

This school is best known for their men's hockey games. They are so exciting - even if you were never into hockey before attending college. This school is also known for their fantastic career fair and commitment to helping students find jobs related to their fields. The technology provided across campus is the best I have ever seen and there is a team available to help students individually fix their computers if need be.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

This school is very intimidating at first. But at orientation and the club fair, explore! Don't be afraid to walk up to a random person and ask about a club, or where a classroom is. Being a lady on campus will work in your favor in this male dominated school, so be courageous! Go take advantage of the free tutoring center if you get stuck on a problem; it does not mean your stupid, it means you are strong enough to ask for help and smart enough to look to others that may know a bit more than you. Walk into the latin dance club with confidence! Do not shy away when a man asks you to dance, smile and run with it, no matter how many times you step on his feet. And on those first few nights when you are feeling lonely, call your mom. Cry and talk about your big classes and new experiences. She will listen and help you realize that this new phase of your life is an opportunity for growth and discovery, not a miserable sentence into the unknown.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

A person that likes small, quiet classes with a very calm atmosphere would most likely not enjoy this college. If a person likes to be alone and spend their time indoors, they probably will not appreciate all that RIT has to offer.

Dustin
Describe the students at your school.

The CIAS students are very nice and are always offering up advice for us underclassmen so we don't make the same mistakes the...

Describe the students at your school.

The CIAS students are very nice and are always offering up advice for us underclassmen so we don't make the same mistakes they did.

What do you brag about most when you tell your friends about your school?

It is one of the most prestigious schools in the country, and the program I am in which is Industrial Design is ranked #3 in the U.S. Also we are a co-op school and our job placement for all our majors is at least 90% most of the time it is around 98% though. That what I love to brag about

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

First off I would tell myself to be less nervous about making new friends because everyone is new and are looking for friends. Second I would tell my senior self to be more relaxed and go with the flow! Thats how one has good times with their new friends. Also a big thing is the workload, at RIT we are know for having a crazy amount of homework, so I would tell myself that you can absolutely not procrastinate. If you do procrastinate it is almost impossible to catch up. Another thing, go try new things! your in college, now is the time to try something you have always wanted to do. Don't just be boring and do something you have done for your whole life or nothing at all. Get involved with different clubs, meet new people, try new things, and have fun. That is what I would tell my senior self if I had the chance. Oh and get an alarm clock that works, those 8ams are tough and you definitely do NOT want to be late.

Chris
Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Bricks and wind tunnels, but the school is great.

Describe how your school looks to someone who's never seen it.

Bricks and wind tunnels, but the school is great.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to not procrastinate, because it's something that i tended to do. Don't be concerned about liking the college or having to make new friends because everything works out. Make sure that you hang out with your friends more, but don't slack on school by doing that. Also get a little more organized, because your backpack and notebooks are a mess. Try to be a little more outgoing, because people in college are a lot less judgemental than those in high school. Above all, know that you will find what you want to do with your life, so don't stress out about it.

Benjamin
Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Technology, Engineering, and Photography.

Describe your favorite campus traditions.

Technology, Engineering, and Photography.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College is going to be great, but you know that already. Everyone will seem to be better than you at your major at first glance, but you're going to blw them out of the water. RIT is an amazing place, and you will fall in love. However, you will do a few stupid things. First of all, don't spend all your money on magic. Otherwise you'll spend $200 before you get your $30 card. Don't brush off your archaeology assignments; you barely squeak by with a B. Other than that, study for your philosophy exams. they make or break your grade. That's pretty much all you need to know. Go out there and have a blast!

elizabeth
Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

There is a great mix of students at RIT so there is something for everyone. We have the great engineering programs but we als...

Here's your chance: Say anything about your college!

There is a great mix of students at RIT so there is something for everyone. We have the great engineering programs but we also have really good interior and graphic design and photography programs. This really gives the school a nice mix of right and left brain thinkers, which leads to a lot of innovation and diversity that most schools dont have. It also gives us a little bit of everything in the social aspects of the school as well. We have clubs that go from ballroom dance to rubiks cube club, sporting events and robotic tournements.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Get a wide base of knowledge outside of what you want to study as your major in college. When I was in high school I was so focused on taking classes that went towards my future in college, I missed out on so many other things that I could have taken. Now that I am in college all of the classes that I took in high school like AP Biology and AP Chemistry don't count because they are a part of my major and my school requires me to take them through the college. I am now basically retaking courses that I took in high school. I really wish I would have used that time in high school to take other things I wont have time to take in college, for example more physics and art classes. Also, really work on your writing skills, you will need them for every class you take in college and will make your life so much easier later on.

What kind of person should not attend this school?

Someone who has a hard time steping out of their shell to find friends and things to do. RIT is a great school with something for everyone and there are lots of people with all kinds of interests. However you wont be forced to be social so if you have a hard time going out there and finding things RIT may not be for you

Mary
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to study hard. I can do anyting that I set my mind to. I need to go to college as soon as I get out of Hi...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

I would tell myself to study hard. I can do anyting that I set my mind to. I need to go to college as soon as I get out of High School instead of starting a family. If I was to go ahead and start a family, I still need to go to college because without an education, it is hard to have a great paying job. Do not worry about anything that happens in High School because when High School is over, real life begins, and the stuff that happened does not matter anymore. Life is to short to worry about things that don't matter and work hard on things that does matter. A good education will be the only thing that will take you where you want to go.

Madison
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Many high school seniors view their last year of high school as quite literally their last year of school forever. When in re...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

Many high school seniors view their last year of high school as quite literally their last year of school forever. When in reality, they have at least four more years of schooling after their senior year if they choose to continue on to college. Many seemed to suffer from senioritis, lacking enthusiam and effort in all areas of school. If I had the opportunity to go back in time and talk to myself I would encourage my younger self to take this year seriously, and to realize that senior year was not the last year, but a stepping stone to future education. And to use this year to challenge myself with harder courses, finishing all school work, and to study far in advance for midterms and finals. The lazy symptoms of senioritis will set you up for failure in college if you do not realize the dangers right away. I encourage all high school seniors to become aware that the college years will only go as far as the work you give them, and to use their last year of high school as a tool to becoming a hardworking college student in their years to come.

Jessica
What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a high school senior, I wish I could have told myself that college would not be going to see your friends every day. Coll...

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

As a high school senior, I wish I could have told myself that college would not be going to see your friends every day. College is about increasing your knowledge in certain areas of study to eventually obtain a career. Knowing what I do now, I would tell myself to look more into what I wanted to major in. At that time, I was undecided. I also did not know what my options were. If I would have done more research, I may not have wasted my time taking random electives. I wish I would have spoke to counselors at least weekly my senior year about my next step in my education. My parents did not go to college and my older brother only went for a year so we were in the dark. Taking more dual credit courses would have been beneficial as well. College is not cheap and it is not easy. There is no easy way out. You must apply yourself to what you are studying, whether you enjoy it or not, and learn how to succeed in any way possible.

Cole
What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school is the gender ratio. There are so many more guys than girls that it makes it difficult to mee...

What do you consider the worst thing about your school? Why?

The worst thing about my school is the gender ratio. There are so many more guys than girls that it makes it difficult to meet a girl that does not have a boyfriend.

What's the one thing you wish someone had told you about freshman year?

I wish I had known about how difficult the classes would be. The AP tests that I came in with and used to get out of 100 level classes did not prepare me for the 200 level classes.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

College life is nothing like your high school carrier and don't think you can treat it like you did high school. All those friends that you had from high school sports are not gonna be around anymore and you have to make new ones. Do not just stay in your room, do not spend all your time with one person you meet, don't focus on a girl too early. You have to get out there, join clubs and get a good group of guys before you do anything else. When thing get stressful you are going to need a support system in place. Do not let the easy start of your semmester pass you by. Use it to get ahead, and move forward into your new life. You will have no one to push you except yourself. Put away that cell phone and pay attention in every class. This is your future and it is time to take it into your own hands, laziness is your biggest enemy. Don't feel bad for yourself, get out there, get better, and remember one thing, "only the best is good enough".

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