Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

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Undergrad Science & Engineering Diversity Business

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

Social Networks

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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
100%
Percent 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 Facts

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Financial Aid Office


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

Varsity Sports

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

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

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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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