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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Stats, Info and Facts

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7,442 Students

43% Admitted

  • 7,592 full time
  • 201 part time
  • 4,642 men full time
  • 1,861 women full time
  • 18,524 applied
  • 8,215 admitted
  • 1,691 enrolled

6,366 Undergraduates

$51,000 Tuition/Year

  • 1,273 Graduates
  • 83 Non-Degree
  • $51,000 in state
  • $1,305 fees
  • $15,260 room & board
  • $1,250 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Mid East Small city
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: The Engineers
School Colors: Cherry and white
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Michaela from Brewster, NY
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  • RPI is a great engineering school with the prefect combo of old and new. The campus has a nice feeling and the students and very helpful. Amazing education paired with…

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  • Gina from Westbury, NY
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  • Excellent academics, and good classes sizes. Beautiful campus, although it seemed very large. People on campus seemed very friendly, they offered to help my family get from place to place…

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  • Benjamin from Scotts Valley, CA
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  • The academics are very difficult but rewarding. The professors know their stuff and are very accessible outside of class room hours. The students are all brilliant but are typically quite…

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  • Eryka from Bogart, GA
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  • The ratio is definitely noticeable, but not a huge deal once you consider how many guys don't come out of their rooms to socialize. The courses are tough, so we…

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  • Emily from Westminster, MA
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  • RPI's campus might look old fashioned, but the classes are anything but! The beautiful buildings, abundance of trees and grassy open spaces may look idyllic but walk in a classroom…

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Mission Statement

Rensselaer educates the leaders of tomorrow for technologically based careers. We celebrate discovery, and the responsible application of technology, to create knowledge and global prosperity.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Located in Troy, NY
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 7,442 students enrolled
  • 43% admitted
  • $51,000 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Jessica from MA
  • I am a current student here

    With an entirerly student owned and run union, several hundred clubs, and a very tight-knit campus, you will always find something to do and someone to hang out with. Even if you don't like hockey, the hockey games are the cinch point of the school spirit!

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  • 4
  • EVH from CA
  • I am a current student here

    The social atmosphere of RPI is great too - it is a small enough school to where you will see people you know as you walk to class. There are an amazing amount of clubs and organizations, and greek life is very predominant in the culture of the school.

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  • 5
  • Tiffany from Northborough, MA
  • I am a current student here

    Absolutely. I mean, we have our fair share of parties, but there's so much more to be had. Like late night trips to Father's--the campus's convenience store that's open until 2am on weekdays-- LAN parties, homework parties, general hanging out, gaming, Munchkin, D&D, Paranoia. People are always around, and it's easy to find friends. If they're not around, you should probably also be doing your homework, just sayin'.

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