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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

Application Fees

$70
Undergrad Application Fee
$75
Graduate Application Fee

Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

Address:
110 8th St Troy, NY 12180-3590
Phone: (518) 276-6000
Admissions Phone: (518) 276-6216
General Site: www.rpi.edu
Admissions: http://admissions.rpi.edu/undergraduate/index.html
Application: http://admissions.rpi.edu/undergraduate/admission/index.html
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Located in Troy, NY
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 6,704 students enrolled
  • 40% admitted
  • $45,100 annual cost to attend

Reviews

Student Responses to Review Topic: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • massachusetts
  • Jun-06-2016 I am a current student here

    hall hall, bed pillow top, buy textbooks online, join clubs and sports

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  • ma
  • Jun-06-2016 I am a current student here

    buy the laptop through the school because they will fix it for you for free if you even have a problem with it!

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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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