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Admissions Requirements

Admissions Tests Required: Required
Completion of College Preparatory Program: Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies: Recommended
Recommendations: Required
Secondary School GPA: Required
Secondary School Rank: Considered
Secondary School Record: Required
TOEFL: Required
Common Application Accepted: Yes

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Special Factors

AP Acceptance: Yes
Credit for Life Experience: No

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Contact Info

110 8th St Troy, NY 12180-3590
Phone: (518) 276-6813
Admissions Phone: (518) 276-6216
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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: Tips for Prospective Students
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  • Meghan from Gaysville, VT
  • I am a current student here

    Tips: Find a roommate on facebook and try to get to know them a little before you come because living so closely with someone can be hard and you want to make sure you like them! Get less meals and more flex $$, the food you can buy with flex is much better than the dining halls. Barton is the nicest dorm, you get three roommates and share a bathroom with three other people in the next room over. Study hard and manage your time. Time management is the most important thing at this school. The

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  • Sebastian - Lockport, NY
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    Everyone has a great attitude and is passionate about their work. It seems to be a lot of work but the feeling of satisfaction from working hard seems worth it. It may be expensive, but it feels to be a great school for spending both time and money.

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  • Abigail from New York, NY
  • I am a current student here

    Dont think that the first semester will be easy, even if high school was. There is a learning curve on how to study and how much time classes will take.

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  • Peter from Howard Beach, NY
  • I am a current student here

    You need to be motivated. You need to be willing to sacrifice time, sleep, and comfort for school (doesn't mean you won't have fun). To get in, good grades and scores are a must but sometimes you can get in with slightly sub-par scores if other things make up for it. Not applying would be a mistake.

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