RIT is on a 1,300-acre campus in the suburban setting of Rochester, New York.
There are many activities and organizations for RIT students to join – including chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Interested in Greek life? RIT has fraternities and sororities.
The RIT community comes together each year for Brick City Festival (fall/parents' weekend), Freezefest (Winter Weekend) and Creativity and Innovation Festival/Spring Weekend.
This table offers information on housing at RIT.
|On-Campus Housing||Yes||Required for freshman|
|Guaranteed Housing||Yes||Guaranteed for freshman|
|Co-ed Housing Available||Yes|
|Housing for Students with Disabilities||Yes|
|Percentage of Students Living On-Campus||––||50%|
|Spots Available in On-Campus Housing||––||7,144|
|Number of Students Living On-Campus||––|
|Percentage of Students Living Off-Campus||––||50%|
RIT offers on-campus housing. Students are required to live on campus through freshman year. First year students are guaranteed on-campus housing.
Most RIT students live off campus. In 2022, 50% of undergrads at RIT lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 50% of students lived off-campus or commuted to RIT. There are 7,144 spots available in on-campus housing for all 14,000 undergraduates. On the weekends, about 90% students stay on-campus. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
RIT offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At RIT there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at RIT:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Indoor Track||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Crew||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Ice Hockey||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Lacrosse||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Soccer||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Swimming And Diving||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 3||NCAA Division 3|
|Bowling||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Cheerleading||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Equestrian Sports||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Ultimate Frisbee||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Water Polo||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Rochester Institute of Technology is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The RIT campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night. The school also has student security patrols.
RIT offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Campus housing is secure and dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit RIT, take New York State Thruway to Rochester, NY. If you need to fly, book your flight to Greater Rochester International airport.
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