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Most Helpful Review for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: DS from Troy, NY
  • 31 out of 32 people found this review helpful

RPI is a wonderful place to learn. The academics are rigorous here, but the hard work pays off. Although it's a technological institute, there are lots of fields you can pursue, including biology, architechture, management, information technology, computer science, astronomy, psychology, electronic arts, or even the arts/humanites.

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

    RPI is a great engineering school with the prefect combo of old and new. The campus has a nice feeling and the students and very helpful. Amazing education paired with a great campus, student body, and a good surrounding town.

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

    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.

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  • Dominique from Brooklyn, NY
  • Apr-07-2014 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Rensselaer is perfect for my major as an architect. As a college they are working on diversifying the school with minorities and women. It helps and supports the students in the academic and financial level.

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  • Rachel from Vienna, VA
  • Dec-17-2013 I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    One of the best schools that has a truly interdisciplinary program for a mix between computer science and business.

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  • Jocelyn from Glen Rock, NJ
  • Dec-11-2013 I am a current student here

    RPI is a great school for all STEM fields. The campus and community are not too big so getting anywhere on campus is not to far of a walk or a short shuttle ride away, and you will generally pass several people you know walking from class to class. Sitting right up the hill from downtown Troy, many nice restaurants, cafés, and a weekly farmers' market (my favorite!) are easily accessible for those even without a car.

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

    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!!

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

    RPI is for students looking for a real challenging and rewarding academic atmosphere. The people are nice and welcoming. RPI is a great option for students looking for a smaller more intimate college atmosphere.

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

    I absolutely love it here for the following reasons: majority of the students are here because of their love and desire for a good education, the professors here really do care for their students (it helps if you get to know them outside the classroom), it is super easy to get involved on campus (we have over 200 clubs funded though our student union), and the friends I made here. Everyone on campus is like family to me, and we all look out for each other.

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  • Stephanie from Bristol, CT
  • Feb-17-2013 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    This school has an excellenct reputation. It seems that you should review this school earlier in your high school because they have aggressive academic standards.

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  • Obesebea, MA
  • Jan-10-2013 I am a current student here

    Challenging, everything you would want in a college, opens many opportunities.

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