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I received an associates degree from a communitySuper BrilliantEngineering Department
I received an associates degree from a community college before attending this school, for less than the cost of 1 semester of this school. I learned more, and had a better understanding of material in 1 week of community college then I did in my 4 years here.

The only saving grace to RIT is the co-op program, which landed me a job.The diploma's look as though a 3 year old learning Word for the first time made them. Again, community college associates degree diploma looks professional, RIT sucks!

4th Year Male -- Class 2017
Perceived Campus Safety: A, Education Quality: F
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Do not form opinion of the quality ofCivil Engineering
Do not form opinion of the quality of education an institution might provide you based upon rankings in a national magazine. Those rankings are based upon alumni contributions. Obviously, any alumni has a vested interest in prospective employers and everybody else believing that their education was superior, so they will be inclined to make contributions once they realize that is how their college rises in the ranks in said national magazines. Really all that system does is place all of the burden on alumni to create the illusion that said institution provides a quality education, rather than placing the burden where it is due...on the institution itself. I was very dissatisfied with the quality of education I received in my degree program. Unfortunately, when you prompt the Accreditation Board to provide their report cards for educational institution, they decline to do so. Apparently, if you want to see how your school scored, you need a subpoena. It doesn't seem right that you pay good money for an education, based upon inaccurate rankings in a national magazine, then once you discover the truth about the quality of education received, you can't even get access to the report cards generated by the Accreditation Board. No accountability! Poor quality faculty staff at time of attendance. Buyer beware!
Alumnus Male -- Class 2000
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My experience with RIT so far has beenNot so brightOther
My experience with RIT so far has been very mixed. This is certainly a good school for education as all departments have a wide number of professors who genuinely care for your education and want you to learn and succeed. Most professors I've encountered are very helpful and understand the stress that comes with being a full-time student. I've been in classes that are quite engaging and were unique in that they allow me to do "hands-on" work outside of just reading the textbook (although some professors choose to work like this as well). The food is also pretty good if you have the money to spend on it. Campus safety will certainly keep you safe.

However as I enter my 4th year, I can't help but feel as if I've missed out on something. I've learned that college is more than education. The experience of being on your own and meeting a wide range of people from different states and cultures plays a big role too. This is where RIT simply falls flat on its face. I've encountered a lot of friendly people who I consider as friends, but for every friendly person, there's a handful of snobs and arrogant jerks. It's almost like people are inherently angry for no reason. The parties are actually very prevalent, but only if you like "frat-boy" attitude. Sure, RIT has a bunch of social clubs but those mainly consist of a group of people who are reluctant to let new members in. There is no sense of community or school spirit at RIT and while there is a plethora of guy-to-girl ratio jokes, you'll eventually figure out that they tend to cast a constant depressive mood across campus.

One major point that anyone reading this should know is that RIT DOES NOT CARE ABOUT ITS STUDENT BODY. They want your money plain and simple. Its unacceptable to accept more students than you can house and cram three/four freshman into a dorm that was only meant for two. The outdated drinking policy and campus safety's unwillingness to listen to legitimate student concerns will make sure your life is a living hell. RIT is a fantastic place to get an education and nothing more. If your want your undergraduate college experience to be filled with social interactions that extend outside the classroom, I would HIGHLY recommend a different college.

3rd Year Male -- Class 2017
Campus Maintenance: A, Individual Value: F
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