Rochester Institute of Tech (RIT)

Men's D3 Coach: Jake Coon
8 / 10
13,513 Undergrads / 16,463 Students
10 / 10
$33,744 Net Price
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71% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    Liberty League

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    Suburb: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
25% / 69%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

Coach Recruiting Interview

This week we chat with RIT Head Men’s Lacrosse Coach, Jake Coon. His Tigers currently boast a 15-0 record and are no. 1 in the USILA DIII poll. Coach Coon has amassed a 68-13 record in only four years at the helm of the RIT men’s lacrosse program. In that time the Tigers appeared in four straight NCAA Tournaments, including a trip to the National Championship in 2013.

When it comes to the recruiting process, Coach Coon believes players need to demonstrate initiative and be proactive in order to find the best fit school. If a player works hard and is willing to be coached, then Coach Coon can find a role for that player on his team. Finally, there’s a lot of competition throughout college lacrosse. Young players need to become dynamic players that always look to refine their skill set.

What advice do you have for players interested in playing Division III lacrosse?

When considering Division III schools young players have a lot of options both academically and athletically. They need to do their homework. Find out what majors a school offers and see if the academics match their needs.

Aside from a Division III label, you are still going to play high level lacrosse. It’s very competitive and demanding. RIT often scrimmages and beats Division I programs in the off season.

What is the best way for players to get on your recruiting radar?

Be proactive with emails and phone calls. We typically want to see a recruit play over their fall and summer seasons. Again, be proactive. We like young men who reach out to us and express their interest.

Yes, the coach has some responsibility to recruit the player, but in the end players should initiate and maintain contact throughout their recruiting process.

What type of player do you look for… raw athlete or refined lacrosse player?

It really depends on our current team. If we’re losing 4 midfielders, then we’ll look for 2 offensive and 2 defensive midfielders. We generally try to match our needs.

Our players tend to be grinders. They’re very skilled as well. Being physical off-ball and having a scrappy mindset is important for us. If a player is willing to be coached, then we can find a role for them.

What areas of development would you recommend players focus on to compete at the Division III level?

Players should get out of their comfort zone. Become dynamic players. Many kids come into college with only one hand. An attackman that masters the question mark dodge, for example, should look to develop another move. Defensive players who are really good at ground balls should look to improve their footwork or other areas of their game. Always be thinking, “What’s next?”

How has the accelerated recruiting landscape affected your approach to recruiting?

We try not to let it affect us. We do get early commitments and we also pick up kids late in the process who are very talented. During the season I don’t do much recruiting at all.

Some final thoughts from Coach Coon:

There’s a lot of parity in college lacrosse. We see a lot of great teams and a lot of great, developing programs each year. The competition remains very high among all college teams, even those that aren’t ranked. Our cross town rival, Nazareth, isn’t ranked but they still play us close each time we meet.

Bottom line, if you have talent you can find a home in the lacrosse world.

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Team Road Trips

Most road games for RIT are scheduled for the New York area against teams including Union, Clarkson, Skidmore, and St. Lawrence. The team has also traveled to Baltimore, Maryland to play Colby College and Williams College at Johns Hopkins University. Other trips have included Stevenson, Maryland, where they played Stevenson University.

Recruit Commits
Owen Lawton Middlebury Union High school Middlebury, VT Mid, Att
Owen Lawton Middlebury Union HS Middlebury, VT Att, Mid
Owen Lawton Middlebury Union High School Middlebury , VT Mid, Att
Evan Wright The Hun School Chesterfield, NJ Mid, Mid
Bailey Beakes Kimball Union Academy Meriden, NH Def
Erich Acton Everest Academy Concord, ON Att
Connor Flanegan Lansdale Catholic High School Lansdale, PA Goal
Joe Gibbons Mt. Lebanon High School Pittsburgh, PA LSM, Def
Carson Taylor Brighton HS Brighton, MI Faceoff
Thomas Hassett Chaminade HS Mineola, NY Mid
Ian Dinga Battlefield High School Haymarket, VA Att, Mid
Caleb Commandant The Kiski School Guelph, ON LSM
Connor Finneran Central Catholic HS Lawrence, MA Att
Zak Bitar American Heritage Plantation, FL Att
Maxwell Skene A.Y. Jackson North York, ON Def
Landon Nolta Mountain Vista Highlands Ranch, CO Faceoff
Conor Bollin Schroeder Webster, NY Att
Kyle Sendobry Johns Creek Johns Creek, GA Def
Will Sterrett St. Stephen's & St. Agnes Reston, VA Goal
Pent Eistrat Humberside Collegiate Inst. Toronto, ON Mid
Holden MacDonald St. Mary's / Onondaga CC Toronto, ON Goal
Andrew Doktor Eastridge Rochester, NY Att
Quinn Commandant Kiski School Guelph, ON Att
Alex Manos Falmouth Falmouth, MA Att
Matt Wiechers Bluevale Collegiate/Kiski School Waterloo, ON Mid
Andrew Powlin Penfield Penfield, NY Mid
Adam Witscheber Penfield Penfield, NY LSM
Brett Naylor Clarence Clarence, NY Def, LSM
Adam Wolf Everest Academy Oakville, ON Mid, Att
Jonathan Lipman McCallie School Chattanooga, TN Def, LSM
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Test Scores
Critical Reading
550 - 650
620 - 720
1180 - 1380
24 - 31
26 - 31
27 - 32

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 520 - 630 for SAT

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Applicants 19,744 12,647 7,097
% Admitted 71% 68% 75%
% Admits That Enroll 19% 20% 17%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 3.7
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  • Applied
  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Engineering (24%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (16%)
    Engineering Technology, General (11%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (10%)
    Business (9%)
    Mechanical Engineering (6%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences (5%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (5%)
    Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities, Other (5%)
    Computer Science (5%)
    Modeling, Virtual Environments and Simulation (5%)
    Electrical and Electronics Engineering (4%)
    Mechanical Engineering/Mechanical Technology/Technician (4%)
    Computer Software Engineering (3%)
    Biomedical Sciences, General (3%)
    Industrial Engineering (3%)
    Health Services/Allied Health/Health Sciences, General (2%)
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$45,890
    Books & Supplies$1,098
    Cost of Living$13,540
    Personal Expenses$946
    Sticker Price$61,474

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    98% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship95%$23,248
    Federal Grants30%$5,278
    Pell Grants30%$4,616
    Other Federal23%$875
    State & Local Grants30%$4,339
    Institutional Grants94%$20,437
    Student Loans69%$9,685
    Federal Loans68%$5,284
    Other Loans16%$18,863

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $938 Million $56,986

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $28,000.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $24,250 $298

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 3.2%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 5,398 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $62,400

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 4.83 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 25% of students graduate on time.

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    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 13 13
    Fondling 8 7
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery - -
    Aggravated Assault - -
    Burglary 6 6
    Motor Vehicle Theft 1 1
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Moderate Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionProfessions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: STEM-dominant
    Enrollment ProfileHigh undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, large, highly residential

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