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Rochester Institute of Technology 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
  • 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…

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  • Kayleen from Westfield, MA
  • 4
  • The dorm I stayed in was nothing special, but sufficient. The freshman dorms are kindof narrow. However, the dorms are all connected via an underground tunnel system, so…

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  • Elvis from Rochester, NY
  • 4
  • Despite many other sources talking about freshmen dorm housing lacking, the housing at RIT is actually quite amazing for upperclassmen. Freshmen are required to dorm in the typical dorm styled…

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Lyn from Braintree, MA
  • I am a current student here

    The food is pretty good. there are several types of dining halls- one that is an all you can eat for one price, several cafes, and other places like ben and jerry's on campus that you can use your tiger bucks at. if you are a typical girl, I wouldn't buy the 21 meal plan- it's just too much food. if you opt for the 10 or 14 meals per week plan it should be plenty.

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  • 5
  • jacob from san antonio, tx
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    the college provides almost anything you'll need for eating, and rit isn't that far from different restaurants.

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  • 3
  • Tiffani from Pavilion, NY
  • I am a current student here

    It's college food. Salsarita's (Mexican type place on campus) is probably the best and you will get bored of Gacie's (all-you-care-to-eat buffet on campus) very quick. Go for the 10+ meal plan. With that you have 5 meal options and 5 Gracie's meal per week. You also get $650 in food debit (which is plenty if you're not stupid).

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  • 2
  • Elvis from Rochester, NY
  • I am a past student here

    Dining for sure can improve. There are no major chains on campus, which can be a good and bad thing. Freshmens generally eat at the typical college dining hall, and not much options are available. There are various coffee shops on campus, including Java's, a local chain, and shops that serve Starbucks coffee. There is a local chain serving an alternative to Chipotle, and visiting chefs from local restaurants.

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  • 3
  • Ashley from West Henrietta, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Food could be a bit more healthy in the dining hall, but the best part is having food debit. It isn't taxed, and it can be spent like normal money on food or drinks (namely, coffee) anywhere on campus.

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  • 3
  • Emily
  • I am a current student here

    The food is very good and there are many options. The only negative about dining for first year students is that you are forced to get a meal plan, and I feel that they are designed for boys who eat a lot, because I personally think we are given too many meals for the week; I would rather have all debit so I don't waste my meals.

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  • 4
  • Kayleen from Westfield, MA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Gracies, the main dining hall is average, but the restaraunts on campus are pretty good. It's only a short drive into Rochester or the main shopping strip of South Henrietta, where there are some really great restaurants. Dinosaur BBQ, Mariachi's, and Alladin's are a few of my favorites.

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  • 4
  • Caitlin from Watkins Glen, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Don't let Gracie's define your dining experience. Yes, you will have to go there your freshman year, but it's not intolerable. It's our main dining hall, so the food isn't the best, but it's decent. If you really have a problem with it there are PLENTY of places to eat on campus, and I guarantee you'll find your favorite place to eat within a month!

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Elvis from Rochester, NY
  • I am a past student here

    What Greek life? There are Greek if you actively search for them. There are no 'frat bro' jersey shore types like in many schools, but there are tons of professional fraternities.

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  • 0
  • Kayleen from Westfield, MA
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    It's there, but not required by any means. A good percentage of students are involved, but many aren't.

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  • 0
  • Jacob from Rochester, NY
  • I am a current student here

    I wasn't a part of any fraternities, but the Greek Life on campus is very active. The frat boys like to drag couches outside of the residence halls and sit outside relaxing. A couple of times they even had a little outdoor pool there.

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  • 0
  • Tori from Victoria, TX
  • I am a current student here

    The presence seems a lot greater than it actually is! The Greek life here is way different than any preconceptions you may have!

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  • 0
  • Dustin from Chalfont, PA
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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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