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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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  • 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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  • 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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