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Most Helpful Review for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Category: Am learning a lot
  • Review by: DS from Troy, NY
  • 33 out of 34 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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  • Peter from Howard Beach, NY
  • Dec-09-2016 I am a current student here

    It's honestly a really amazing school that will provide you exceptional opportunities to excel in your given field. RPI, in many cases, crushes students with its very rigorous programs but it's almost always worth it in the end. Most people know RPI as a great STEM school, but you will also find that the business/humanities/arts/architecture programs are also really good.

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

    this school makes for an awesome experience on and off the fields of a student-athlete, friendships are forever and classes are all very thorough and intensive, campus is gorgeous and the view from empac hill is unforgetful

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

    rpi has a rigorous workload, but it's highly satisfying at the end of each semester! every professor i have had has been overly passionate about what they are teaching, and they really enjoy their work. also, there are many opportunities for on-campus research.

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  • west hempstead, ny
  • May-31-2016 I am a past student here

    rpi offers a great workload for its students regardless of your major. the social scene isn't so good. there are a good amount of activities to participate in.

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  • Anonymous, IN
  • Mar-01-2016 I am researching this school and have not visited the campus

    I have read reviews from multiple sources saying this is a low party school which is what I have been searching for in an institute! The students here understand that grades are a priority and take school seriously. I hope I get accepted here because the campus is gorgeous, it has all my intended majors, the size is small, and it has high academic rigor.

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

    Excellent academics, and good classes sizes. Beautiful campus, although it seemed very large. People on campus seemed very friendly, they offered to help my family get from place to place and they were very enthusiastic about the school.

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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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