Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY, USA
3.85 Average Rating

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the oldest technological research university in the US. The university was founded in 1824 and has one main campus in Troy, NY with two satellite campuses in Hartford, NY and Groton, CT. It is ranked #42 in National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and the most popular major for undergraduates is engineering, followed by computer science and business. The university offers a few different accelerated programs for undergraduates such as the B.S./M.D. Physician-Scientist Program, which takes seven years to complete.


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Institution Type
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
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Average SAT Composite: 1368

What Students Are Saying

3.85 Average Rating
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an amazing engineering-based campus, capable of preparing future engineers for their futures! Although expensive, the curriculum, opportunity, and experience are well worth it! I enjoyed my first year here, learning and growing as a person and I hope to continue growing in my next three years at RPI!
RPI is a challenging school and is for those who are technically oriented. I was always the top of my class in high school and now I fight for every A, which is the challenge I was looking for all my life. If someone does not like the idea of being required to take physics and calculus, this school is not for you. However, there aren't any true English classes, so there is a trade-off. What everyone hears about the ratio is true, there are far more males than females, but this is the nature of an engineering school that used to be all-male.

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