Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$57,012

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
720
25th
620
75th
780
25th
680
75th
34
25th
29
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undergraduateRatios

68%

male

32%

female

12

students

1

faculty

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Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,540
Declined 7,121
Total Received 16,661
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Private

6,888

undergraduate students

1,368

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is a private, technical institution. Programs are offered through the Schools of Architecture, Engineering, Humanities Arts & Social Sciences, Management, and Science. Its 260-acre campus is located in Troy, 15 miles from Albany.

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Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 8,256
Established in 1824
Coeducational Coeducational

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295-acre campus in Troy (population: 49,565), 15 miles from both Albany and Schenectady and 150 miles from New York City; branch campus in Hartford. Air and bus serve Albany; train serves Rensselaer (10 miles). School operates transportation to area locations and to downtown Albany and Troy. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Small-medium city

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
110 Eighth Street
Troy, NY
12180-3590

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
57%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students are required to live in school housing
no
Students may not have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

Fun Facts

  • A slightly morbid tradition started in 1865 when Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute saw elaborate staged memorial services called Calculus Cremations to celebrate the end of dreaded calculus class.

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
63%
Top 1/4
92%
Top 1/2
98%
Bottom 1/2
2%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
720
25th
620
75th
780
25th
680
75th
34
25th
29

Admissions Facts

Application fee $70
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Neither
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 15
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Recommended

Selective

57%

acceptance rate

Accepted 9,540
Declined 7,121
Total Received 16,661

Admissions Factors

Required

Secondary School GPA
Secondary School Rank
Secondary School Record
Completion of college-preparatory program
Recommendations
Formal demonstration of competencies
Admission test scores
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Birth control
  • Career
  • Military
  • Minority student
  • Older student
  • Personal
  • Psychological
  • Religious
  • Veteran student

Remedial services offered

  • Math
  • Study skills
  • Writing

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Co-op education
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Resume assistance

Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

Not Reported

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Aid

87%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$32,561

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $55,600
Room $8,940
Board $7,014
Additional fees $1,412
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $74,216
Average Financial Aid - $32,561
Total with Avg. Aid $41,655

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Financial Aid Office


P: 518 276-6813
F: 518 276-4797

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Field hockey yes
Football yes
Golf yes
Ice hockey yes yes
Lacrosse yes yes
Soccer yes yes
Softball yes
Swimming and diving yes yes
Tennis yes yes

Intramural/Recreational Sports

aerobics, badminton, baseball, basketball, billiards, bowling, golf, hockey, ice hockey, soccer (indoor/outdoor), softball, swimming, tennis, track, water polo, walleyball, Wiffle ball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
ECAC (Division I, hockey), Liberty League

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Applied Mathematics, General. yes
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology. yes yes yes
Architecture and Related Services, Other. yes yes yes
Architecture. yes yes yes
Astronomy. yes
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other. yes yes yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes yes
Bioinformatics. yes
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other. yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Business Analytics. yes
Business Statistics. yes
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other. yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Cognitive Science, General. yes yes yes
Computer Science. yes yes yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Computer/Computer Systems Technology/Technician. yes yes yes
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia. yes
Economics, General. yes yes
Economics, Other. yes yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Engineering Mechanics. yes
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics. yes yes yes
Engineering Science. yes yes yes
Engineering, General. yes
Engineering, Other. yes
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies. yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes yes yes
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other. yes
Financial Mathematics. yes
Game and Interactive Media Design. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
Human Computer Interaction. yes
Hydrology and Water Resources Science. yes yes
Industrial Engineering. yes yes
Information Technology. yes yes
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management. yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes
Materials Engineering. yes yes yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes yes yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes
Natural Sciences. yes
Nuclear Engineering. yes yes yes
Operations Research. yes
Philosophy. yes yes
Physical Sciences, Other. yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Physics, Other. yes
Pre-Law Studies. yes
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies. yes
Psychology, General. yes yes
Science, Technology and Society. yes yes yes
Social Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Social Sciences, Other. yes yes
Speech Communication and Rhetoric. yes yes yes
Sustainability Studies. yes
Systems Engineering. yes yes
Technical and Scientific Communication. yes
Transportation and Highway Engineering. yes yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Engineering
  2. Computer Science
  3. Business/management

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Self-designed majors

Cooperative Education Programs

  • Art
  • Business
  • Computer Science
  • Engineering
  • Humanities
  • Natural Science
  • Social/Behavioral Science
  • Technologies
  • Other

Pre-professional Programs

  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

8,256

total students

31%

in-state

69%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

83%

6,888
students

Female
32%
2,181

Male
68%
4,707

17%

1,368
students

Female
34%
470

Male
66%
898

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

100%

6,856
students

Female
32%
2,172

Male
68%
4,684

0%

32
students

Female
28%
9

Male
72%
23

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Student Break-down

16%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
9%
Hispanic/Latino
46%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

2%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.00
High school transcript Required of Some
College transcript(s) Required of All
Essay or personal statement Not Required/Recommended
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of Some
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All

Transfer Application Deadline

Not reported

Transfer Credits

Maximum transferred

64

semester hours

Minimum transfers must complete

64

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens
Countries most often represented Canada
China
Malaysia
South Korea
Taiwan
Thailand
Special services offered for international applicants ESL program/classes
International student center
Special orientation

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