Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY, USA
3.86 Average Rating

Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the oldest continuously operating technological research university in the United States. The main RPI campus in Troy, NY, is situated on 275 acres featuring 746 labs, studios, and technology spaces used for research, 475 facilities used for academic classrooms, studios, and teaching laboratories, and one of the most powerful university-based supercomputers in the world. RPI also maintains two satellite campuses in Hartford, NY, and Groton, CT. For students interested in the performing arts, RPI is home to a number of theatrical and musical organizations including the RPI Players and Rensselyics a cappella singers.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting Small city
In-State Students
29%
Out-Of-State Students
60%
0
100
43%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 31
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1420
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 15, 2020 May 1, 2020
Other December 15, 2019
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
7,962
Total Number of Undergrads
6,628
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
62%
Graduate in 4 Years US National: 28%
0
100
86%
Graduate in 6 Years US National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
13:1
US National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$39,308
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$55,378
Out-of-State Tuition
$55,378
0
100
78%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
82%
Average Aid Per Year
$30,824
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
68%
32%
Student Organizations
200
Size of Town
Small city
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
New York
Albany
Boston
San Francisco
Washington
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$82,000
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What Students Are Saying

3.86 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!
Nikki
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.
Hannah

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