Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY, USA
3.85 Average Rating

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the oldest technological research university in the US. The university was founded in 1824 and has one main campus in Troy, NY with two satellite campuses in Hartford, NY and Groton, CT. It is ranked #42 in National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and the most popular major for undergraduates is engineering, followed by computer science and business. The university offers a few different accelerated programs for undergraduates such as the B.S./M.D. Physician-Scientist Program, which takes seven years to complete.


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Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
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Acceptance Rate
Average SAT Composite: 1368

What Students Are Saying

3.85 Average Rating
The ratio is definitely noticeable, but not a huge deal once you consider how many guys don't come out of their rooms to socialize. The courses are tough, so we work hard during the week (and a bit on the weekend), and then play hard on weekends. Ice hockey games are the best to watch with friends!!
Eryka from Bogart, GA
The academics are very difficult but rewarding. The professors know their stuff and are very accessible outside of class room hours. The students are all brilliant but are typically quite socially though less so than other major tech universities.
Benjamin from Scotts Valley, CA

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