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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
  • 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
  • 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
  • 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


Student Responses to Review Topic: Food And Dining
  • 4
  • Kayleen from Westfield, MA
  • Mar-25-2015 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
  • Jan-10-2015 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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  • 4
  • Bryanne from West Whately, MA
  • Jan-02-2015 I am a current student here

    There are plenty of options available. The food isn't outright amazing, but it is much better than most colleges I tried.

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  • 2
  • Gia from Henniker, NH
  • Dec-30-2014 I am a current student here

    Grace Watson Hall is the main dining place for freshman or anyone not on an all debit meal plan. The dining hall will serve the same food, especially at dinner. At dinner they serve pasta, hamburgers, sandwiches and wraps and pizza. Not much variety.

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  • 3
  • from Mechanicsburg, PA
  • Nov-18-2014 I am a current student here

    There is a lot of food options on campus. There is a lot of pasta, subs, pizza, soup, Mexican food, and sandwiches on campus. Those are good options for someone who is in a hurry. The dinning hall, called Gracies, is not the best food, but it is better than a lot of schools. The food is very repetitious at the dinning hall. However, it is not the worst food. There are plenty of other options of places to eat on campus, so it is not really a problem. Make sure to get a meal plan that has few dinning hall meals and more meals elsewhere so that you get a variety of food options to take advantage of.

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  • 3
  • Claire from Rochester, NY
  • Oct-28-2014 I am a current student here

    During your first year, you are set on a meal plan. Either the 14+ meal plan or the 10+ meal plan typically. Most meals are for Gracie's, a cafeteria style all-you-can-eat buffet, but the food is standard. You may find yourself getting bored of the food there quickly. But these meal plans also offer meal options and food debit. The meal options allow you to use 5 meals at any food place at RIT. The debit can be used to buy food items. But the cuisine is not all that great here.

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  • 3
  • veronica from Rochester, NY
  • Oct-03-2014 I am a current student here

    There are a lot of choices on campus, from pizzas to nathan's soups, ben and jerry's, indian, chinese, dominicans and so on. My favourite is mexican dining at Salsarita's, they have amazing tacos. There are three markets on campus.

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  • 5
  • Jacob from Rochester, NY
  • Jun-19-2014 I am a current student here

    The food is great. I didn't take full advantage of the food on campus until closer to the end of the school year, but I won't make that mistake for the years to come. The meal plan is definitely worth it. Also, get the 10 plus meal plan! You get more food debit that way that you can spend however you want. It's a lot more flexible.

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  • 4
  • Margaret from Tucson, AZ
  • Jun-14-2014 I am a current student here

    There are some excellent eateries on campus such as Artesano and Salsaritas. Also don't hate on Gracie's just because it's trendy. You'll miss it after your first year.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Greek Life
  • 0
  • Kayleen from Westfield, MA
  • Mar-25-2015 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
  • Jun-19-2014 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
  • Jun-03-2014 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
  • 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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