Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY
location
Private
type
Suburban
setting
32%
68%
student ratio
6,265
total students
$51,000 | $51,000
in-state | out-of-state tuition
January 15
fall application deadline
44%
acceptance rate
Very Difficult
admission difficulty
Average test scores for all first-year students that were accepted and enrolled.
714
sat math
656
sat reading
Not
Reported
sat writing
30
act composite

Majors & Degrees

Degrees Offered
Bachelor's
Associate's
  • Architecture
    • Architecture
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Biological/life sciences
    • Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Bioinformatics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Biology/Biological Sciences
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Business/marketing
    • Business Administration and Management
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Communication/Journalism
    • Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Speech Communication and Rhetoric
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Computer and information sciences
    • Computer Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Information Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering
    • Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Chemical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Civil Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Engineering Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Industrial Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Materials Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Mechanical Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Nuclear Engineering
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Engineering technologies
    • Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Health professions and related sciences
    • Pre-Medical Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Interdisciplinary studies
    • Cognitive Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Science, Technology and Society
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Sustainability Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Law/legal studies
    • Pre-Law Studies
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Mathematics and statistics
    • Mathematics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Natural resources/environmental science
    • Environmental Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Philosophy and religious studies
    • Philosophy
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Physical sciences
    • Chemistry
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Geology/Earth Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Hydrology and Water Resources Science
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Physics Related
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Psychology
    • Psychology
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Social sciences
    • Economics
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
  • Visual and performing arts
    • Design and Visual Communications
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.
    • Visual and Performing Arts
      Bachelor's Degree offered for this major.

Admissions

44% of applicants are admitted.
  • Acceptance Rate
    • Applied18,524
    • Accepted8,215
    • Acceptance Rate44%
    • Enrolled6,265
    • Female Applicants
    • Females Accepted2,773
    • Female Acceptance Rate
    • Male Applicants
    • Males Accepted5,442
    • Male Acceptance Rate
  • Applying
    • Application Fee$70
    • Required for All
    • Required for Some Essay or personal statement
      Transcript of high school record
      Interview
      portfolio for electronic arts
    • Average high school GPA for first-year freshman3.88
  • Application Deadlines
    • Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
    • Fall freshmen January 15th March 12th --
    • Out-of-state Fall freshmen Not Reported
    • Early decision plan November 1st December 10th --
    • Other early decision plan December 15th January 14th --
    • Transfer Not Reported
  • Test Scores Accepted
    • Test Average School Accepted 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile*
    • SAT Critical Reading 656 610 710
    • SAT Math 714 670 770
    • SAT Writing
    • ACT Composite 30 28 32
    • * 25th and 75th percentile is the score that 25/75 percent of students score at or below.

Tuition & Fees

  • Tuition
    • In-state tuition *$51,000
    • Out-of-state tuition *$51,000
    • In-district tuitionN/A
    • * Tuition costs are based on a full academic year typically extending from September to June.
  • Fees
    • Full-time student fees$1,305
    • Room and board *$14,960
    • Room only *$8,480
    • * Room and board charges vary according to board plan selected (i.e., 12-meal plan, 19-meal plan, etc.) and student level (freshman, sophomore, etc.)
  • Other Payment Considerations
    • Guaranteed tuition plan offeredNo
    • Tuition pre-payment planNo
    • Tuition payment plans offeredInstallments
    • Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuitionEmployees or children of employees

Student Body

  • Gender
    • Total Undergraduate Students6,265
    • Male Student Percentage68%
    • Female Student Percentage32%
  • Race/Ethnicity
    • Hispanic/Latino8.68%
    • Black or African American3.35%
    • White or Caucasian56.74%
    • American Indian or Alaska Native.11%
    • Asian11.13%
    • Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander.03%
    • Two or more races6.79%
    • Unknown or International Student1.79%
  • Other Student Statistics
    • International Breakout11.37% representing 41 other countries
    • Out-of-state Students66% out-of-state student

Campus Life

  • Housing
    • College-owned housing available Yes
    • Housing Requirements None
    • Housing options Coed housing , Special housing for disabled
    • Percentage of undergraduate students who live in college-owned housing 57%
  • Student Activities
    • Student-run campus newspaper Yes
    • Drama / theater group Yes
    • Student-run radio station Yes
    • Student-run television station Yes
    • Marching band No
    • Choral groups Yes
  • Student Services
    • Legal services Yes
    • Health clinic Yes
    • Personal / psychological counseling Yes
    • Women's center Yes
  • Student Organizations
    • Greek fraternities Yes
    • Greek sororities Yes
    • Local fraternities Yes
    • Local sororities Yes
    • Other organizations Not Reported
    • Most popular organizations Red Army Spirit Club, Outing Club, Indian Student Association, Chinese American Student Association, pep band
  • Campus Security and Safety
    • 24-hour emergency telephone / alarm services Yes
    • 24-hour patrols by trained officers Yes
    • Students patrols Not Reported
    • Late-night transport / escort services Yes
    • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Yes
    • Other campus foot patrols at night

Athletics

Member of the: NCAA Division III
  • Men's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery No Division C No
    • Badminton No Division C No
    • Baseball No Division 3 No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading No No No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No No No
    • Football No Division 3 No
    • Golf No Division 3 No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Lacrosse Yes Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes Division C No
    • Rifle No Division C No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes No No
    • Squash No Division C No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes Division C No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo No Division C No
    • Weight Lifting No Division C No
    • Wrestling Yes No No
  • Women's Sports
    • Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
    • Archery No Division C No
    • Badminton No Division C No
    • Baseball No Division C No
    • Basketball Yes Division 3 No
    • Bowling Yes No No
    • Cheerleading Yes No No
    • Crew No Division C No
    • Cross-country running No Division 3 No
    • Equestrian sports No Division C No
    • Fencing No Division C No
    • Field hockey No Division 3 No
    • Football No No No
    • Golf No No No
    • Ice hockey Yes Division 1 Yes
    • Lacrosse No Division 3 No
    • Racquetball Yes Division C No
    • Rifle No Division C No
    • Rock climbing Yes No No
    • Rugby No Division C No
    • Sailing No Division C No
    • Skiing Yes No No
    • Skiing (cross-country) No Division C No
    • Soccer Yes Division 3 No
    • Softball Yes Division 3 No
    • Squash No Division C No
    • Swimming Yes Division 3 No
    • Table Tennis Yes Division C No
    • Tennis Yes Division 3 No
    • Track No Division 3 No
    • Ultimate Frisbee Yes Division C No
    • Volleyball Yes Division C No
    • Water polo No Division C No
    • Weight Lifting No Division C No
    • Wrestling No No No

Faculty

  • Faculty Breakdown
    • Total Faculty478
    • Full-time Percentage85%
    • Part-time Percentage15%
    • Female Percentage26%
    • Male Percentage74%
    • Student:Faculty RatioNot Reported

Location & Contact

110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590
USA

Ms.Karen Long

Director, Undergrad Admissions

Phone: 518-276-6216
Fax: 518-276-4072
Email: admissions@rpi.edu


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