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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Stats, Info and Facts

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6,704 students

40% admitted

  • 6,503 full time
  • 201 part time
  • 4,642 men full time
  • 1,861 women full time
  • 14,583 applied
  • 5,779 admitted
  • 1,187 enrolled

5,348 Undergraduates

$43,350 tuition/year

  • 1,273 Graduates
  • 83 Non-Degree
  • $43,350 out of state
  • $1,125 fees
  • $12,450 room & board
  • $1,120 books
  • (Based on stats from 2012/2013)

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Small city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Colors: Red and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Emily from Westminster, MA
  • 0
  • RPI's campus might look old fashioned, but the classes are anything but! The beautiful buildings, abundance of trees and grassy open spaces may look idyllic but walk in a classroom…

  • Apr-30-2012 Read More
  • Hannah
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  • RPI is a challenging school and is for those who are technically oriented. I was always the top of my class in high school and now I fight for every…

  • Jul-30-2012 Read More
  • mxdg
  • 0
  • A great school if you are interested in engineering and science (or architecture), but otherwise, you should probably look elsewhere. The financial aid people can be finicky to deal with...call…

  • Jan-18-2012 Read More
  • Nikki
  • 0
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an amazing engineering-based campus, capable of preparing future engineers for their futures! Although expensive, the curriculum, opportunity, and experience are well worth it! I enjoyed my…

  • Jun-12-2012 Read More
Mission Statement

Rensselaer educates the leaders of tomorrow for technologically based careers. We celebrate discovery, and the responsible application of technology, to create knowledge and global prosperity.

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Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Jessica from MA
  • Sep-04-2011 I am a current student here

    With an entirerly student owned and run union, several hundred clubs, and a very tight-knit campus, you will always find something to do and someone to hang out with. Even if you don't like hockey, the hockey games are the cinch point of the school spirit!

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  • 5
  • Alexis from Nucla, CO
  • Aug-23-2011 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    It is located in a large city but it seems like a nice place to be.

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  • 4
  • EVH from CA
  • Jul-15-2011 I am a current student here

    The social atmosphere of RPI is great too - it is a small enough school to where you will see people you know as you walk to class. There are an amazing amount of clubs and organizations, and greek life is very predominant in the culture of the school.

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  • 5
  • Tiffany from Northborough, MA
  • Jul-12-2011 I am a current student here

    Absolutely. I mean, we have our fair share of parties, but there's so much more to be had. Like late night trips to Father's--the campus's convenience store that's open until 2am on weekdays-- LAN parties, homework parties, general hanging out, gaming, Munchkin, D&D, Paranoia. People are always around, and it's easy to find friends. If they're not around, you should probably also be doing your homework, just sayin'.

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