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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 The outdated drinking policy and campus safety's unwillingness to listen to legitimate student concerns will make sure your life is a living hell.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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This school is the biggest joke I've everBrightComputer Science
This school is the biggest joke I've ever seen in my life.
Coming from NTID as a hard of hearing student into deaf culture. As a student you can't talk to anyone unless you know sign, and if you are hard at hearing you are denied alot of things. As for classes, they couldn't have screwed up more. The system is a complete joke, NTID starts off fine but then they throw you into the Golisano College. Once in there you'll learn that NTID didn't prepare you or teach you for anything. I've studied alot ,tried to ask for help everything is fruitless. They'll just brush you off like you're nothing. Don't expect a straight answer for anything. Unless you've taken AP courses plus three years of experience you'll fail right out due to unrelated test questions and wasted class time unrelated to assigned work. If you want to live here ,forget about it. I've seen cockroaches and beetles all over the campus ( its like a plague of them). I've gotten food poisoning twice at gracies already. I've start to take medicine to literally just breathe now cause the place has already destroyed me physically and mentally.Just stay away from the school, go anyway else just not here.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2018
Useful Schoolwork: C, Education Quality: F
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Rit's biotech program was generally pretty good.BrightBiology
Rit's biotech program was generally pretty good. The teachers are mostly good, there are some that barely speak English and it is awful at times. I thought there was plenty to do around Rochester. WARNING: RIT does not care about you, all they care about is your money. That's it. Year by year i found myself hating RIT as a whole, but liking the College of Science more and more. RIT takes in more students than they can house, which forces a good percent of students to live in the "RIT Inn" which is located miles and miles off campus. The on campus housing is pretty terrible, small rooms to be shared by two people in the only affordable ones. We will see how well I was trained to enter the workforce - I feel like the program did a good job but it was just not worth all the money this vampire university sucks from you.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2015
Faculty Accessibility: A, Individual Value: F
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