Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Troy, NY, USA

Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Student Gender
Male
Female
68%
32%
Size of Town
Small city
In-State Students
29%
Out-Of-State Students
67%
US States Represented
50
Countries Represented
39
Ethnicity
African American
4%
Asian/Pacific Islander
12%
Hispanic
9%
White
53%
Multiracial
7%
Unknown
1%
Percent of First Generation Students
14%
Student Organizations
229
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
Yes
On Campus Women's Center
Yes
Cultural Student Resource Groups
Yes

Housing

0
100
57%
Undergrads Living on Campus
On-campus living required of freshman
Yes
Disability Housing Available
Yes
0
100
100%
Freshman Living on Campus

Athletics

Divisional Sports Nickname
Engineers, Redhawks
School Colors
cherry and white
Varsity Athletics Association
NCAA
Varsity Athletics Conference Primary
Liberty League Conference
Total Male Athletes
428
Total Female Athletes
241
Intramural Sports
17
Sports Team (Men)
  • Baseball
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Football
  • Golf
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Sports Team (Women)
  • Basketball
  • Cross Country
  • Field Hockey
  • Ice Hockey
  • Lacrosse
  • Soccer
  • Softball
  • Swimming and Diving
  • Tennis
  • Track and Field
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Athletics: visit page

Campus Safety

24-HR security patrol
Yes
Campus emergency phones
Yes
24-HR escort safety rides
Yes
Mobile campus emergency alert
Yes

What Students Are Saying

3.86 Average Rating
Food's pretty good. There's dining halls everywhere and even in the bottom of some residence halls.
Michaela from Brewster, NY
Not real great food. But better than a lot of cafeteria food I have had in the past. On occasion, outside chefs are brought in to do a special meal.
Benjamin from Scotts Valley, CA
The food actually isn't all that bad considering it's campus food. Pizza and salad is always an option. Commons and Sage both have delis where you can have a sandwich or wrap made for you. Commons, Sage, and BARH all have a grill with hamburgers, fries, ect. There are themed meals each night to offer variety. Freshmen are required to have a dining hall meal plan, but can choose how many meals per week. We have Flex dollars that are included in the meal plan costs and can be used to buy things like Ben & Jerry's in the Student Union (yum!). Pizzabella's and Moe's are right next to each other just off campus and many students choose to go there for late night pizza or Mexican food. There are also some really good places to eat in Troy (the Brown Bag, Dinosaur BBQ, Dante's frozen yogurt, etc).
Eryka from Bogart, GA
I have never gone hungry because the food is too gross, but I have ended up eating pizza in the main dining hall many a night. In general if parents are going to be on campus the food is amazing, and it is also slightly better during the main prospective students touring season. Compared to other schools we have gourmet dining from what I have heard, but it is sometimes difficult to find a healthy option that is palatable.
Hannah

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