Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

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Tuition & Fees

$55,375

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
38%
600-699
52%
500-599
10%
700-800
75%
600-699
22%
500-599
4%
30-36
67%
24-29
29%
18-23
3%
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undergraduateRatios

68%

male

32%

female

13

students

1

faculty

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Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,835
Declined 9,800
Total Received 18,635
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Private

6,241

undergraduate students

1,376

graduate students

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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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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 7,617
Established in 1824
Coeducational Coeducational

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: Suburbs
  • Metropolitan area: Albany, NY
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: Albany International

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

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
57%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students through sophomore year required to live on campus
yes
Freshman guaranteed housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Red Army Spirit Club
  • Outing Club
  • Indian Student Association
  • Chinese American Student Association
  • pep band

Top Events

  • Grand Marshal Week
  • Big Red Freakout
  • Fall Fest Weekend

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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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Choral groups
  • National fraternities on campus
  • Local fraternities on campus
  • National soroities on campus
  • Local sororities on campus

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances
  • Other security measures
  • campus foot patrols at night

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

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

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
38%
600-699
52%
500-599
10%
700-800
75%
600-699
22%
500-599
4%
30-36
67%
24-29
29%
18-23
3%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $70
Application deadline January 15
Has early decision program yes
School has early action program yes
Average Freshman GPA (4.0 scale) 3.89

Selective

47%

acceptance rate

Accepted 8,835
Declined 9,800
Total Received 18,635

Admissions Factors

Very Important

academic GPA
class rank
rigor of secondary school record
standardized test scores

Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
recommendation(s)

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
racial/ethnic status
talent/ability
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

interview
religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language no
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Financial Facts

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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-country running
Field hockey
Football
Golf
Ice hockey
Lacrosse
Soccer
Softball
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field

Intramural Sports Men

Basketball, Bowling, Ice hockey, Lacrosse, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Wrestling

Intramural Sports Women

Basketball, Bowling, Cheerleading, Ice hockey, Racquetball, Rock climbing, Skiing (downhill), Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Division III

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
Architecture
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Bioinformatics
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Cognitive Science
Computer Science
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
Design and Visual Communications, General
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
Engineering Science
Engineering, General
Environmental Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Geology/Earth Science, General
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Industrial Engineering
Information Technology
Materials Engineering
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Philosophy
Physics, General
Physics, Other
Pre-Law Studies
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies
Psychology, General
Science, Technology and Society
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
Sustainability Studies
Visual and Performing Arts, General
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Programs Offered

  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Cooporative programs
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Part time undergraduate degrees
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

7,617

total students

34%

in-state

66%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

82%

6,241
students

Female
32%
2,007

Male
68%
4,234

18%

1,376
students

Female
33%
456

Male
67%
920

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

99%

6,218
students

Female
33%
2,000

Male
67%
4,218

1%

23
students

Female
31%
7

Male
69%
16

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 92%
Student 4 year graduation rate 66%
Student 5 year graduation rate 16%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

15%
Nonresident aliens
4%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian 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

108

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment yes
Summer transfer enrollment yes
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Not reported

Transfer difficulty

Very difficult

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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

  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Other career services
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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