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The Rochester Institute of Technology

Total Grad Surveys 10
Females 5
Males 5
Avg years at University 2.7
Research Quality B (7.0)
Research Availability B (6.9)
Research Funding B+ (8.1)
Graduate Politics B (6.7)
Not Errand Runners B (6.7)
Degree Completion B+ (7.4)
Alternative pay [ta/gsi] B (6.9)
Sufficient Pay C+ (5.3)
Competitiveness B+ (7.3)
Education Quality B+ (7.4)
Faculty Accessibility B- (6.3)
Useful Research B+ (7.4)
"Individual" treatment B- (6.1)
Friendliness B- (6.1)
Safety A (9.5)
Campus Beauty B+ (7.4)
Campus Maintenance A (8.9)
University Spending A- (8.2)
Extracurriculars B+ (7.4)
Scholastic Success B (6.8)
Surrounding City A- (8.4)
Social Life/ Environment B- (6.0)
Sufficient PayC+
RIT is a fantastic school for all typesDec 28 2010Electrical Engineering
RIT is a fantastic school for all types. I got a great aid package and went to school for six years and got two degrees (Masters & Bachelors) for the equivalent price of just 2 years of undergrad school (~$60k). That amount also includes the money the school funded me to go study abroad in France for 9 months.

The coop program prepares your for the work world in a way that no other type of classroom scenario can. I was able to fill my resume in with real work experience that made me a very valuable employee when I graduated. I now work with a dozen other RIT grads in Maine, and when I worked in North Carolina for IBM, there was an entire network of hundreds of RIT students!

Also, the school has often been knocked for it's lack of social activities, but in the most recent years (2009-2011), that has definitely turned around. A "college town" was built next to campus that has several good bars and hang-out places. Downtown Rochester has lots of night-life too, from hip dance places to authentic pubs. Getting involved in campus clubs is easy too, there is a niche for everyone. I was involved in Greek life myself. Also, RIT offers some really unique activities classes - like "Outdoor Adventures" with Adirondack hiking/snowshoeing/canoeing and "Beers of the World" or "Wines of the World" where students taste weekly to refine their palates (and relax with a drink or two).Simply said, you get from RIT what you put in to it. If you expect to get funding without the grades or extracurricular then you need to re-evaluate your position. But if you are willing to put in the work, you will leave this school with a ticket to top-tier companies. For example my graduating class has been employed at: Intel, Microsoft, TI, IBM, Apple, Google.

Research Topic(s): The Effect of Substrate Miscut on Quantum Dots
RIT is a bad collegeMar 28 2009Engineering Department
RIT is a bad college. Only if your parents have enough money and are willing to spend, then come here. It is said truly that RIT seeks students. I realized it only when I was here. I had got so frustrated that I decided to take transfer.There is no funding available and the college is increasing its fee every year. They are minting money. Quarter system sucks. I hate RIT and would never suggest anyone to make the mistake of coming here.
I have been here for 6 years nowApr 16 2008Chemistry
I have been here for 6 years now after getting my BS in Biochem and now my MS. Most staff in Science is helpful, but some are partial to their own major, as one might expect. If you want to do research, my advice is that you really get to know your Prof. Are they going to kick you out after two years no matter what or help you along the way or even keep adding work well after the two years?
Research Topic(s): Signaling Transducion of Nitric Oxide in Bacillus subtilis
I really love RITOct 14 2007Business - Management and Administration
I really love RIT. I know that's a little rare to hear people say, but I do. It suits what I wanted from a college quite well. The focus is on learning, less on partying. There is a wealth of help available from the Institute, but you need to ask to get it. They don't mollycoddle students. Similarly, the city of Rochester takes some getting used to, but there is a lot of neat stuff to find if you take the time to explore it.
Oct 31 2005Computer Science
no social life horrible weather
RIT's intent is to break you downApr 14 2003School of Information
RIT's intent is to break you down. I went there as an undergrad and now as a grad student. Why did I go back? Because I am determined to prove those prof. who said I wouldn't make it wrong! Now I am 90% through my Master's. The classes are insanely tough, professors are concerned about their paycheck, as is the administration.However, employeers sure do like to see RIT on your resume. Surviving RIT makes you a valuable resource in the work world.
Very good school for down to earth guysMar 19 2003Industrial Operations Engineering
Very good school for down to earth guys.Decent funding for research assistantship. Until last year all the good students were funded with full tution waiver and good amount of stipend. Faculty is very supportive and commited. Research is handson and very interesting. Manufacturing Engineering and Systems is basically good there.
Research Topic(s): Response Surface Methodology for Die-Sink ElectroDischarge machines su
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