1 Lomb Memorial Drive
Rochester, NY 14623
Type: Private institution
Year Founded: 1829
Religious Affilation: None
Academic Calendar: Quarter
Size of Undergraduate Student Body: 12,933
Geographical Setting: Suburban
Application Fee: $50
Application Deadline: Rolling
Selectivity: More selective
Tuition and Fees: $22,977
Basic Services Offered: nonremedial tutoring, women’s center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance, other
Remedial Services Offered: math, writing, study skills
Counseling Services Offered: minority student, career, personal, veteran student, academic, psychological, birth control, religious
Career Services Offered: co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
Students That Enter the Job Market…
Within 6 Months of Graduation: 90%
Within 1 Year of Graduation: N/A
Within 2 Years of Graduation: N/A
Firms that Hire Most Graduates: Eastman Kodak Company
Does the school have a library on campus? – Yes
Is it a member of a library consortia? – Yes
Number of books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents: 407,141
Number of current serial subscriptions: 2,519
Number of microforms: 494,501
Number of audiovisuals: 63,904
Number of ebooks: 18,210
Other library facilities: The Cary Library collection includes 20,000 volumes on the history of printing, rare book illustration, book design, and other aspects of the graphic arts. The Wallace Library contains the university archives, and offers a number of special collections in the areas of graphic design, illustration and photography.
Museums or other Special Academic Buildings on Campus: “Clean room” facilities for microelectronic and microsystems engineering.
More than 100 fully ventilated photography darkrooms and 50 art/photo studios.
More than 50 million worth of printing and publishing equipment, including a Heidelberg “Sunday 2000” web press.
Student-operated restaurant and food laboratory on campus.
RIT Inn and Conference Center (305 room hotel).
Laboratory for Applied Computing with Internet 2 connection.
Packaging testing facilities.
A computer controlled observatory.
Center for Imaging Science.
Center for Integrated Manufacturing Studies.
Sloan Printing Industry Center.
Center for Electronics Manufacturing and Assembly.
Is a computer course required? – No
Is a computer required? – No
Number of available computers for all students: 3,530
Available internet access? – Yes
Available email accounts? – Yes
Computers available in: computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
Number of available wired connections available in…
The Library (not including computer labs): 300
Other areas: 200
Is there a wireless network? – Yes
Where is wireless available? – in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
Wireless simultaneous connection capacity: 1,500
Recommended operating system: N/A
Percentage of hosting units owned by college for internet access: 95%
Are students permitted to have webpages? – Yes
Is there online registration? – Yes
Campus Safety Services Offered: 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
Campus Life Overview
Percentage of undergrads that live in college-owned housing: 60%
Percentage of Male Undergrads Living in Fraternities: 5%
Percentage of Female Undergrads Living in Sororities: 5%
Percentage of students on campus on weekends: N/A
Does the school offer students housing? – Yes
Percentage of students living in college-owned housing: 60%
Housing available for all unmarried students? – No
If on-campus housing is unavailable, does school provide assistance? – Yes
Available types of campus housing: coed dorms, sorority housing, fraternity housing, apartments for married students, apartment for single students, special housing for disabled students, special housing for international students, other housing options
Percentage of college-owned housing units that are…
Triples or Suites: 1%
Number of college-owned housing buildings: 128
Percentage of college-owned housing units that have…
A sprinkler system: 100%
Fire alarms: 100%
Wired high-speed internet access: 95%
Campus Size: 1,300 acres
Transportation (distances in miles)
Nearest airport(s): Rochester, New York (5), Buffalo, NY (70)
Nearest train station: Rochester, NY (6)
Nearest bus station: Rochester, NY (6)
Does public transportation serve campus? – Yes
Are all students allowed to have cars on campus? – Yes
Percentage of students with cars on campus: 50%
Is there school employment? – Yes
Percent of undergraduates that worked on campus in 2005-2006: – 25%
Average undergraduate wage: 2,000
Are freshmen discouraged from working their first term? – No
Reserve Officers Training Corps (ROTC)
Army ROTC: Offered on campus
Navy ROTC Offered at cooperating institution (University of Rochester)
Air Force ROTC: Offered on campus
Rules and Regulations
Is legal alcohol permitted on campus? – Yes
Other policies: class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited
Most popular events: Brick City Festival; Spring Weekend; Intercollegiate Athletic events; Intramural Sports; RIT Idol Competition; Fraternity/Sorority Events; Student musical and theatre productions