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Parent Poll

Current Poll

Does your student have a job?

Previous Polls

Would you be supportive of your student joining a social fraternity or sorority during their time at RIT?
Sep 1, 2017
Yes, I would be supportive
32%
No, I would not be supportive
22%
Unsure-would need more information to make my decision
43%
My student is already involved in a social fraternity or sorority
3%
What do you like to do when you visit your student at RIT?
Aug 1, 2017
Hang out on campus
20%
Grab a meal in Henrietta
24%
Grab a meal in Rochester
27%
Run errands with my student
21%
Visit a Rochester museum/attraction
7%
How is your student spending the summer?
Jul 1, 2017
Working a summer job
48%
Working a co-op/internship
22%
Taking classes
4%
Studying abroad/traveling
3%
Relaxing
11%
Preparing to come to RIT as an incoming freshman
12%
During spring semester, on what topic regarding your student did you personally contact RIT?
Jun 1, 2017
Academics
6%
Career planning
3%
Finances
16%
Involvement opportunities
1%
Mental health or wellness
2%
Physical health
1%
Roommate or housing concerns
6%
Safety
0%
Time management or study skills
0%
Other
3%
I did not contact RIT
62%
How likely do you think it is that your student will live at home, at least for awhile, after graduation?
May 1, 2017
I'm sure of it
7%
Very likely
16%
Somewhat likely
41%
Rather unlikely
31%
Not a chance
5%
How important is it to you that your student gets volunteer or service experience while in college?
Apr 1, 2017
Very important
35%
Somewhat important
47%
Not at all important
17%
When your student was choosing a major, what information was most important?
Mar 1, 2017
Interest in the subject
70%
Career possibilities
22%
Potential salary in jobs related to the major
6%
How it fit with graduate school plans
1%
How easy or difficult the subject matter is
1%
Other
0%
To your knowledge, how much money does your student spend each month on non-academic expenses (e.g. clothing, eating out, entertainment)?
Feb 1, 2017
$100 or less
48%
$101-$200
26%
$201-$300
8%
$301-$400
4%
$401-$500
0%
More than $500
2%
I don't know
10%
During fall semester, on what topic regarding your student did you personally contact RIT?
Jan 1, 2017
Academics
8%
Career planning
2%
Involvement opportunities
0%
Mental health or wellness
2%
Physical health
0%
Roommate or housing concerns
6%
Safety
1%
Time management or study skills
2%
Other
11%
I did not contact RIT
69%
Who typically initiates communication between you and your student?
Dec 1, 2016
Mostly me
42%
Mostly my student
7%
We're pretty equal
51%
Has your student given you parent/third-party access through eServices?
Nov 1, 2016
Yes
91%
No
5%
I don't know what this is
4%
Have you asked your student this semester if his/her budget is still on track?
Oct 1, 2016
Yes-we talked about it and he/she is on track
47%
Yes-we talked about it and adjustments are needed
13%
No, but I plan to
10%
No, it is my student's responsibility
20%
My student does not have a budget
10%
Where or how will your student vote on November 8?
Sep 1, 2016
An absentee ballot from my student’s home precinct (non-RIT)
59%
In person in my student’s home precinct (non-RIT)
8%
In an RIT-area precinct
6%
Not sure
23%
My student doesn’t plan to vote
4%
When your student was selecting a college, what was the most important factor in the selection of RIT over other colleges?
Aug 1, 2016
Excellence of a particular academic program
45%
Excellence of faculty
2%
The co-op experience
23%
Facilities
2%
Special accommodations for students (NTID, spectrum support, etc)
2%
Scholarship/ financial award
8%
Location or distance from home
1%
Culture or the feel of RIT
15%
Other
1%
What do you see as the primary benefit of your student learning abroad?
Jul 1, 2016
Personal development and growth
48%
Experiencing a new culture
25%
Learning cross-cultural communication skills
12%
Continuing coursework in a unique environment
4%
Career enhancement
3%
I am unsure about the benefits
6%
Other
1%
During spring semester, on what topic regarding your student did you personally contact RIT?
Jun 1, 2016
Academics
8%
Admissions
13%
Career planning
1%
Involvement opportunities
1%
Mental health or wellness
2%
Physical health
2%
Roommate or housing concern
13%
Safety
1%
Time management or study skills
1%
Other
10%
I did not contact RIT
50%
What is the primary thing you look for when visiting the RIT parent website?
May 1, 2016
Communications, such as the newsletter archives
10%
Information about how to support my student’s academic life
17%
Information about how to support my student’s personal/social life
13%
Parent event information, like Brick City Homecoming and Family Weekend
25%
Cost of tuition, housing, dining, etc.
12%
Pictures and videos of campus
8%
Information about FERPA
0%
Other
5%
I don’t use the parent website
10%
What topic is most difficult for you to discuss with your student?
Apr 1, 2016
Academics
10%
Careers
4%
Finances
4%
Mental health
10%
Physical health
5%
Sex
32%
Religion
0%
Romantic relationships
18%
Safety
2%
Other
14%
How much influence do you think you, as a parent, should have on your student's career choice?
Mar 1, 2016
A lot
5%
Some
33%
A little
32%
Very little
27%
None
4%
For what life skill does your student currently need the most guidance?
Feb 1, 2016
Career guidance
27%
Cooking
6%
Financial management
12%
Health/wellness management
10%
Home maintenance
2%
Organizational skills
5%
Relationship/social skills
14%
Street smarts
5%
Time management
14%
Other
3%
During fall semester, on what topic regarding your student did you personally contact RIT?
Jan 4, 2016
I did not contact RIT
63%
Academics
6%
Career planning
2%
Involvement opportunities
1%
Mental health or wellness
2%
Physical health
4%
Roommate or housing concerns
6%
Safety
2%
Time management or study skills
1%
Other
14%
How often do you communicate with your student?
Oct 28, 2015
more than once a day
5%
about once a day
17%
2-3 times a week
37%
about once a week
31%
2-3 times a month
7%
about once a month
3%
2-3 times a semester
0%
almost never
0%

Additional comments and questions should be sent to Chelsea at parents@rit.edu