Rochester, NY
Rochester Institute of Technology


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What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am a graduating animation student. Overall, my experience of RIT has had its ups and downs. If you're looking here for an...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I am a graduating animation student. Overall, my experience of RIT has had its ups and downs. If you're looking here for animation, here's the picture: The faculty is generally kind, experienced, and helpful. They are terribly overextended by an incompetent administration that refuses to properly fund and staff our program. Don't let the talks of the green screen, the "renderfarm," and alums in popular films fool you. The green screen is often all scraped up, and we only have one visual effects class (our program head doesn't see VFX as a priority, despite every major Hollywood film having some sort of VFX). The renderfarm barely ever works and we are forced to use lab computers around our building to render our films. Any alum that has graduated and moved on to work somewhere great will tell you that they learned more by pursuing their passion outside of class than within it. The curriculum is changing to adapt with the times, so hopefully the school will prosper. Just a note: we recently had a scandal involving several Title XI complaints that weren't properly handled by our program head. You can look it up. Don't look at school rankings to determine where you go--judge it by what students say. If you're the kind of student that doesn't mind doing research and personal work to supplement what you learn in class, you can do well here. Unfortunately, every school has its problems and some things, you just can't avoid. Socially speaking, this school is a melting pot. You'll meet people from all walks of life, though we could definitely continue to improve on student diversity. At large, we're mostly introverted and nerdy. Politically, we're left-leaning, but tolerant of others's beliefs. The stereotype is that we're completely socially defunct, but that's the case at any tech school...roughly 10-20% of the student population can be awkward a lot of the time. A common pastime is drinking and playing video games with a group of your friends. The food on campus is okay at best. It's highly overpriced--I'd recommend getting into a routine with buying groceries to save money. The meal and debit plans are money pits. The dorms on campus are literal closets. Global Village is nice and spacious but horribly expensive, and the same goes for University Commons. Find somewhere cheap and close off campus, there's plenty of houses to rent that cost a fraction of housing expenses on campus. Don't worry about an apartment being furnished. IKEA furniture will help you save a lot; you're practically paying for furniture every month on campus. I will say that RIT is a very career-focused school. There's definitely a small party/drinking culture here, but most people are here to work toward their careers. Late nights of work are very standard (yes, even for art majors), so try to keep yourself healthy. Our career services counselors are a great, underused resource. I recommend trying out something unfamiliar for your immersion or minor. You might just learn a valuable lesson. So overall, don't come here for the glitz and glamour of RIT's marketing (or any other school's for that matter). Come here because you genuinely see yourself here.

McKenna
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love RIT, and can't wait to be a student there! I plan to play for the lacrosse team, participate in the honors...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I absolutely love RIT, and can't wait to be a student there! I plan to play for the lacrosse team, participate in the honors program, and be part of a competitive 5-year BS/MS program, that has fantastic facilities and clinical experience opportunities.

Alexander
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a good school, but the overall outside look, with the bricks and the constant clouds, can dim what a great campus it act...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a good school, but the overall outside look, with the bricks and the constant clouds, can dim what a great campus it actually is. The teachers here want you to succeed, and are willing to go out of their way to help, as long as you put in the effort that they are putting in.

Ariana
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is good to a point. People do not tend to become involved on campus due to heavy workloads. A lot of people are geeky, whi...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is good to a point. People do not tend to become involved on campus due to heavy workloads. A lot of people are geeky, which I do not mind, but is not my thing either. There are more men than women, but men always seem to find away. No one cares about the advancement in curriculum. Such as the design program were we are systematically used to produce client related work, rather than learning about the overall external social impact or audiences. A lot of people here are affluent, so being an underrepresented minority on campus, although there is a handful, is not the greatest. They other you if you do not receive the same benefits as them.

Emily
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the atmosphere here. Not only is it welcoming, but the teachers and faculty are always around to help out. I really di...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love the atmosphere here. Not only is it welcoming, but the teachers and faculty are always around to help out. I really didn't think I would like it at first, but after being here for three years I have really gotten to know and love the community here.

Morgan
What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a school that challenges students to work hard to get what they want. Overall, there's nothing that I absolutely hate...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a school that challenges students to work hard to get what they want. Overall, there's nothing that I absolutely hate about this college. I have met tons of people that I love, and there's so many clubs that you'll always find something to do. I would recommend at least looking into RIT.

Youki
What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a tough, but good school. They deserve a far higher reputation than they currently have. While the classes are tough,...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

This is a tough, but good school. They deserve a far higher reputation than they currently have. While the classes are tough, the people are friendly and I really feel like I’m learning. There are a good variety of activities and clubs, and whether you’re sporty or geeky there’s a place for you. The teachers are always there for you, and you can get in touch with most of them outside of class without much issue. This is an intelligent, challenging, welcoming school!

Emma
What is your overall opinion of this school?

RIT is a great place for people who want a smaller, more compact campus without being at a tiny school in terms of student bo...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

RIT is a great place for people who want a smaller, more compact campus without being at a tiny school in terms of student body. Many students are very involved with campus activities and it's easy to find events or opportunities to try something new or get free stuff. Additionally, most students have academics as a priority.

Vanisha
What is your overall opinion of this school?

The students and teachers involved with RIT are very welcoming. The area surrounding the school seems very empty and uneventf...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

The students and teachers involved with RIT are very welcoming. The area surrounding the school seems very empty and uneventful, but the school itself has a lot of events and activities, so one can always find a group to join. There are many different people who come from various walks of life, so there is a very diverse learning environment. The school is great in terms of education. The teachers really care about their students and want them to learn.

Samantha
What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of RIT is that it's a good college with fantastic faculty. The faculty are very professional and are here ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

My overall opinion of RIT is that it's a good college with fantastic faculty. The faculty are very professional and are here to help with anything that is needed. The campus itself is a beautiful campus and has a rich history for the Deaf and Hard of Hearing. RIT has one of the most diverse campuses that I have visited and attended.

Where is the best place to get work done on campus?

The best place to get work done on campus is the library. There are four floors and floors three-four are "quiet zones". You are not allowed to bother other people and you are free to do your work without anybody bothering you.

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

I think the worst thing about my school is the fact that the sense of community among the interpreting students is almost nonexistent. At my first college, I was told that interpreting students should strive to work together, instead I see a lot of competition. I was very disappointed about that when I started to attend.

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  • 13,384
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $38,568
  • Acceptance rate
  • 55%

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