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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Admissions Stats

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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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Special Factors

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
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Located in Troy, NY
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 6,704 students enrolled
  • 40% admitted
  • $45,100 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Ally
  • Jan-08-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    Come prepared

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  • Gina from Westbury, NY
  • Jul-20-2015 I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    Try to win the Rensselaer medal from your school, it guarantees a $15,000 scholarship per year if you are accepted to RPI.

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  • Michaela from Brewster, NY
  • Mar-29-2015 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Before you apply you'll want to make sure you visit the campus and get a feel for things. When I visited other schools I knew from the moment I stepped on campus if it was right for me or not. Be involved in extracurriculars and sports, try to get leadership positions to put on your application. That doesn't mean join stuff just for the hell of it though. Find something you like to do and excel at it. Grades are important - don't let them slip in your junior and senior year. If you want to be a student athlete, get your application and videos in as soon as you can. I made the mistake of applying to play on a team after I was accepted - bad move. See if your school is involved in one of RPI's medal or scholarship programs. Also, check out the ROTC programs on campus if you're interested in the military at all.

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  • Benjamin from Scotts Valley, CA
  • Dec-28-2014 I am a current student here

    Rensselaer is not like high school. You can not just drift through the classes doing the basic amount of work and expect an A on the test. The curriculum is very challenging and can seem overwhelming at times. Take a lot of time to study and really understand the material and talk to the professors about anything you are struggling with. They are very willing to help. However, don't get to wrapped up in your studies. There are a lot of great activities to be a part of and lots of amazing clubs to join. Take some time really have fun and enjoy your time at Rensselaer.

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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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