- Class: Senior
- Major: Engineering
- Gender: F
- High School: Parochial
- Transfer Student: Y
The best thing about RIT is the number of opportunities. There are hundreds of clubs, activities every day. There are so many things to experience and if there isn't something going on you like you have plenty of opportunities to start something new. This can often be attributed to the size of RIT. Its the perfect size because no one group takes over, there is a little bit of everything. The size also helps the college over a wide variety of classes too. When I tell people I go to RIT they are impressed. Its not an easy school to stay in. The quarter system is intense. Its worth the work in the end though because your degree is that much more valuable because people are impressed with the school. One thing I will always remember about RIT is the people I met here. I met more international students and people from different backgrounds than I would have at most other schools. I have learned so much from these people. They have definitely opened my eyes, given me great experiences and will be something I always remember positively.
Professors are individuals too. Some of them know your name, some of them don't. Most of them are optimistic about what they teach. The class sizes are medium sized, about 20 to 30 students. The lab portions of classes are great opportunities to try what you've learned. There is room for creativity and exploring the theories that you have learned in class. Assisting you with these labs are upperclassmen teaching assistants who are generally willing to teach you something above what you are doing if you are interested. The education at RIT is both a combination of getting a job and learning for its own sake. In engineering, you learn the theories behind whats going on so not only can you perform on the job but also be creative and take things a step further.
There are people of all backgrounds here. There are also groups and organizations to get involved with for different racial backgrounds such as SHPE, NSBE and a few others. There is a great Center for Religious Life on campus with services offered for multiple religions and activities organized by people of the religious affiliations. This can be beneficial for people wishing to practice their religion at college or explore other religions. There is a GLBT Center on campus and a gay-straight alliance, including an organization primarily for deaf or hard of hearing students. I don't feel anyone could not find someplace where they fit. There is something for everyone here. Most people wear jeans and tshirts to class. There is always the joke that the girls show up on the first warm spring day since all of a sudden you see skirts again. Its definitely cold and sometimes rainy so a lot of people dress for the weather. RIT students are primarily from the northeast of the US and there is a large portion of international students, especially from India.
The Best Things
The Worst Things
The lack of pride in the school