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Campus Life

Campus Size

Medium-Sized Campus
Total Undergrads
Including 1,078 Part-time
Degree-Seeking Freshmen
Including 11 Part-time

Gender Breakdown:

33% Women
67% Men



Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association

  • Basketball
  • Baseball
  • Cross Country/Track

Total Varsity Sports


Men's sports coaches (Average salary: $52,300)
Women's sports coaches (Average salary: $51,932)
Athletics Details
Sport Varsity Men Varsity Women Club Intramural
Baseball 25 - - -
Basketball 20 12 - Yes
Ice Hockey 24 23 Yes Yes
Lacrosse 38 22 Yes -
Rowing 30 24 Yes -
Soccer 34 24 Yes Yes
Softball - 14 - Yes
Swimming and Diving 31 17 - -
Tennis 8 10 Yes Yes
Track and Field, Indoor 67 39 - -
Track and Field, Outdoor 67 37 - -
Track and Field, X-Country 23 16 Yes -
Volleyball - 16 Yes Yes
Wrestling 21 - - -
All Track Combined - - Yes -
Archery - - Yes -
Badminton - - Yes Yes
Bowling - - Yes -
Court Sports - - - Yes
Cricket - - Yes -
Cycling - - Yes -
Dance - - Yes -
Equestrian - - Yes -
Fencing - - Yes -
Field Hockey - - Yes -
Flag Football - - Yes Yes
Frisbee/Disc Sports - - Yes Yes
Golf - - Yes -
Gymnastics - - Yes -
Indoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Martial Arts/Self Defense - - Yes -
Outdoor Fitness/Recreation - - Yes -
Roller Hockey - - Yes -
Sailing - - Yes -
Skiing - - Yes -
Table Tennis - - Yes Yes
Water Polo - - Yes -
Weight Lifting - - Yes -


Student Total
American Indian/Alaskan Native 0.5%
Asian/Pacific Islander 4.5%
Black/non-Hispanic 5.0%
Hispanic 3.9%
Non-resident alien 9.4%
Race/Ethnicity unknown 11.0%
Two or more races 0.0%
White/non-Hispanic 65.7%
Percent of students with disability 13%

Services & Housing

Services Offered
  • Academic/Career counseling
  • Employment services for current students to find part-time positions
  • Job placement for graduates to find full-time employment
  • Daycare on campus for children of students
  • Library on campus
  • On-Campus Housing
  • Meal plan offered, meals per week can vary

Clubs & Organizations

Musical Groups
  • Choral Groups
  • Concert Band
  • Jazz Band
  • Music Ensemble
Performance Arts
  • Dance
  • Drama Theater
  • Musical Theater
Journalism & Publications
  • Literary Magazine
  • Student Newspaper
  • Yearbook
  • Radio Station
Reserved Officers' Training Corps (ROTC)
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air Force ROTC
  • Student Government

Safety Statistics

Arrests On Campus
Illegal Weapons Possession 1
Drug Law Violation 1
Liquor Law Violation 1
Criminal Offenses On Campus
Personal Crime 9
Property Crime 17
Reviews Dorm Life
  • Ernesto from Inglewood, CA
  • 3
  • I hated dorm life. The dorms don't have enough lighting so bringing a lamp or two is a must. There are things to do in the tunnels like Ritchies and…

  • Jul-22-2012 Read More
  • Alexander from Rochester, NY
  • 5
  • Every floor has two RA's, and they are continually hosting events. I did not attend many of these, but feel free to. When moving in search for friends. Rooms can…

  • Jun-03-2012 Read More
  • Gabrielle from Franklinville, NY
  • 3
  • The dorms are very updated and quite comfortable; however, on some floors, you will have to struggle for social interaction as most people enjoy spending their time either doing homework…

  • Aug-01-2012 Read More
  • Daniel from Santa Maria, CA
  • 3
  • The dorms is a great place to socialize but the best way to enrich your experience at RIT is to join clubs and organizations that benefits your major/career. If you…

  • Feb-23-2013 Read More


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 5
  • Dustin from Chalfont, PA
  • Feb-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Every other college kid who comes to our school says our food is our of this world! except for our main dinning hall they are true. Salsaritas can rival Chipotle, crossroads can rival any dinner, and Java Walles may just be better than Starbucks, crazy right!?

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  • 3
  • Veronyka from Sonoma, CA
  • Jan-29-2014 I am a current student here

    All freshman have to eat at the Grace Watson dining hall. The food at Gracie's is not the greatest quality and lacks variety. Especially for those with dietary restrictions. The dining halls on campus are not the most conscientious of vegetarians, vegans, or people with allergies. There are however stores and markets on campus that sell food that cater to these dietary needs.

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  • 3
  • Maxwell from Wappingers Falls, NY
  • Jan-20-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a really good amount of dining halls to choose from when grabbing a bite. And they can range in size and quality, from the corner store to the buffet style diner that is Gracie's. However, in my year and a half eating here, I have realized some things get old real quick. So the way I see it, you have to some things you like a stick with those, or change it up to keep things nice and original. (Salsaritas really never gets old though)

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  • 5
  • Gabrielle from Hamburg, NY
  • Jan-07-2014 I am a current student here

    Like any college food it take a little time to get used to it, but over all the main dinning room at RIT, Gracie's, has decent food, but there are better places to go. RIT Brick City Cafe has great, fresh, breakfast and lunch. RIT Sportz Zone which is like a sports bar, Crossroads is another dinning facility on the opposite end of campus from the dorms, Salsaritas is a favorite, and RIT opened a new crepes place which has nutella crepes, a personal favorite!

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  • 3
  • Angela from Akron, NY
  • Jan-06-2014 I am a current student here

    Big school means there are lots of options with a wide palate. Food is sometimes a little greasy but if you look hard enough you will find something you are happy with.

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  • 3
  • Caroline from Washington Crossing, PA
  • Dec-21-2013 I am a current student here

    Their cafeteria called Gracie's is a buffet, and the food is usually not very healthy (french fries, soda, pizza, burgers, ice cream served everyday). However, there are other options like a sandwich bar, pasta bar, and they have a grill which varies it's food each day. There is a salad and fruit bar ( although the fruit usually isn't ripe). Other on-campus places to eat are Salsaritas (a Mexican place with delicious quesadillas), Crossroads markets (a better version of Gracie's), Commons (a bit more expensive but great pizza), RITZ Sports Zone, Brick City Cafe (great for breakfast), a couple other places. My favorite place is Salsaritas, but that's located on the opposite side of campus from the dorms so it's a bit far to walk sometimes in the snow.

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  • 4
  • John
  • Dec-11-2013 I am a current student here

    Plenty of places to eat and many different choices. Naturally food on campus is more expensive.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Dustin from Chalfont, PA
  • Feb-17-2014 I am a current student here

    Could care less, they are almost not existent, and Frats and Sororities do not get you any where in life. Co-ops and networking does

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  • 0
  • Veronyka from Sonoma, CA
  • Jan-29-2014 I am a current student here

    I'm not a part of greek life but it seems to be pretty prosperous on this campus. Not overpowering like in the movies but they are definitely present.

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  • 0
  • Maxwell from Wappingers Falls, NY
  • Jan-20-2014 I am a current student here

    I am actually in a Fraternity myself here so I can attest to the positivity of Greek Life and the Greek community here. It's probably not the largest, compared to some campuses, but it's another great addition to RIT.

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  • 0
  • Karen from Kyle, TX
  • Dec-04-2013 I am a current student here

    Can't say much about them, considering I'm not really interested in them. However they do have the annual Mud Tug and have cool events to go to year round like water balloon fights.

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  • 0
  • Carl from Rochester, NY
  • Dec-02-2013 I am a current student here

    The Greek life is definitely another route to take and is a very campus affiliated one. Joining a frat or sorority is pretty much a guarantee that you will meet all sorts of people on campus. It is also an opportunity to expand your knowledge of the campus itself and the community.

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