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The Rochester Institute of Technology

Breakdown of “Surrounding City” at Rochester

By Gender
By Major
Aerospace EngineeringB
Art & Design DepartmentC-
Business - Management and AdministrationC+
Chemical EngineeringA+
Civil EngineeringA-
Computer EngineeringC+
Computer ScienceC+
Design Arts - Industrial Design/Graphic Design/etcB-
Electrical EngineeringC+
Engineering DepartmentB-
Fine Arts - Painting/Sculpture/Photography/etcC+
Industrial DesignC
Industrial Operations EngineeringB+
Interior DesignC+
Language - French/Spanish/etc.D-
Mechanical EngineeringC+
Music EducationC
Political ScienceA-
PreMed and MedicalC+
PreVet and VeterinaryC
Public PolicyB-
School of InformationB+

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Rochester Institute of Technology
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Surrounding City

... I like them for now, but I can see how the "brick city," as we call it, can start to get old ...Read full comment
... This campus is very diverse, it is almost like walking through New York City in the sense that there are actually quite a few spoken languages, i...Read full comment
... Most of the facity there cling together and turn against the students and make them feel less then what they are ...Read full comment
If you are a girl and you are reading this...DO NOT GO HERE SIMPLY BECAUSE THERE ARE A LOT OF GUYS! The guys at this school (most at least) are unconc...Read full comment
... The campus is realitively closed off unless you have a car and even then, the city of Rochester and the surrounding areas of RIT don't provide m...Read full comment
Overall, this school gets mixed reviews and many seem to give it a bad reputation in areas where it doesn't deserve any. Like almost any place you wil...Read full comment
... First is the city ...Read full comment
... Rochester is a bit of a dreary town that people tend to dislike as well, but there is some cool stuff to explore, a couple clubs and whatnot-...Read full comment
... The local towns of Henrietta and the actual city of Rochester do have some things to do, but it's not worth going to unless you have a car, becau...Read full comment
... The school and its classes are run like a bad city government ...Read full comment
If you are going to go into the Film/Video/Animation program, you absolutely must be passionate about film. It cannot be just something that looks in...Read full comment
... I was able to also travel through various parts of the country because of friends, internship opportunities, and scientific conferences: Niagara...Read full comment
... The city of Rochester always has a lot going on too ...Read full comment
... There is a lack of parties and Rochester as a city isn't anything to write home about ...Read full comment
... If you are from NYC or any big city DO NOT COME HERE with the exception of people from specialized high shools like sty, brooklyn tech, bronx scie...Read full comment
... While RIT is not exactly a thriving metropolis, we are close to the city of Rochester, where there are many galleries, museums, and theatres t...Read full comment
... The campus is a little boring, commonly referred to as the "brick city", but its really not that bad ...Read full comment
... The city is large enough that there is a lot do ...Read full comment
... RIT happily spends million for the new colleges which can bring publicity and popularity to the university ...Read full comment
... And there are things to do in rochester, but its not a big or glitzy city ...Read full comment
... The campus is in Henrietta, 20 min outside the city ...Read full comment
... I am from New York City -- arguably the city with the best social life in the world -- so if I'm doing alright in Rochester, it can't be all tha...Read full comment
As a sophomore, I have been very frustrated with things at RIT. Many students in my major would agree with the statement that RIT is only concerned ab...Read full comment
... In a frigid envirnment like Rochester, you really need to have a "self contained" city ...Read full comment
... Rochester is a pretty dull city, but the park ave/downtown bar scene is prety good ...Read full comment
... The city of Rochester always has a lot going on too ...Read full comment
... RIT should most certainly get more publicity than it does (but that's just it - they spend more money improving campus, instead of advertising...Read full comment
... Rochester: A great city, but you have to know it ...Read full comment
... Brick city ...Read full comment
I am a first year student at Rit, I am a graphic design major. Your fist year you will start with foundation courses, this includes 2d, drawing, 3d a...Read full comment
... The surrounding city of Rochester is a common source of whining by the students here ...Read full comment
... I'm not overwhelmingly concerned with the weather or the city or my social life ...Read full comment
... Rochester in itself is a boring ass city, not a whole lot to do, especially in freezing temps (which encompasses most of the school year) G...Read full comment
... We complained about the weather and the "lack" of beauty in the buildings back in our day too but alas you will get to actually like brick city i...Read full comment
... When people call it "brick city" they are being totally serious ...Read full comment
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