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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Recommended
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Required
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

110 8th St Troy, NY 12180-3590
Phone: (518) 276-6000
Admissions Phone: (518) 276-6216
General Site: www.rpi.edu
Admissions: http://www.rpi.edu/dept/admissions/index.html
Application: http://admissions.rpi.edu/undergraduate/admission/index.html


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Jocelyn from Glen Rock, NJ
  • Dec-11-2013 I am a current student here

    Learn good study habits early on, and find people in your classes to work on assignments and study with. Also, do not be afraid to use ALAC (the tutoring service) because everyone here is smart, and the classes are challenging for everyone.

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  • Eryka from Bogart, GA
  • Nov-05-2013 I am a current student here

    You've probably heard this many times before, but know that college is VERY different from high school. I never really had to study in high school (even in AP courses), but once I got to college I realized that I actually had to put in some effort in order not to make mediocre grades. Don't let the ratio scare you off! For you girls and guys out there interested in RPI, please know it's not as bad as it looks on paper (usually)! Try to plan out your next four years early on to fit in any extra classes you want to take besides those required for your major (for example, fitting in a minor or dual major). Take AP classes/tests to get credit here! Especially AP Chem and AP Bio if your major only requires you to take the intro class to each! It's very, very useful to have those credits.

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  • Emily from Newfoundland, PA
  • May-21-2013 I am a current student here

    RPI is a great school for engineering as well as other majors but is very challenging. It may not be an Ivy League but the work level and expectations are that of an Ivy League. Don't come here if you are looking for an easy degree.

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  • M from Los Angeles, CA
  • May-14-2013 I am a current student here

    My tip for prospective students would be to work on study skills. No matter how smart you may be in high school, at RPI, you will study.

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  • Jami from Lake Luzerne, NY
  • Mar-30-2013 I am a current student here

    If you love the school and are sure you will be interested in your major, by all means attend RPI. Pay attention to the financial aspect of the school though, you could end up in a lot of debt.

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