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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

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Overview

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a University institution located in Troy, NY, in a suburban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 110 8th Street
Troy, NY  12180
United States
Contact Ms. Karen Long
Director, Undergrad Admissions
Email: admissions@rpi.edu
Phone: 518-276-6216
Fax: 518-276-4072

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Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry And Molecular Biology Checkmark
Biochemistry, Biophysics And Molecular Biology, Other Checkmark
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Communication, General Checkmark
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
Speech Communication And Rhetoric Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Computer Science Checkmark
Information Technology Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Aerospace, Aeronautical, And Astronautical/space Engineering, General Checkmark
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
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Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Industrial Engineering Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Nuclear Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies Checkmark
Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Cognitive Science, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
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Sustainability Studies Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Hydrology And Water Resources Science Checkmark
Physical Sciences, Other Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Economics, General Checkmark
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Design And Visual Communications, General Checkmark
Game And Interactive Media Design Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

16,661
Applied
9,539
Accepted
6,238
Enrolled
57%
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Female Admissions

5,486
Females Applied
3,149
Females Accepted
57%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

11,175
Males Applied
6,390
Males Accepted
57%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.93
Avg. high school GPA for freshman
Admission Requirements
Required for some programs Transcript of high school record
Interview
Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended A minimum high school GPA of 3
One recommendation
Other requirements: Portfolio for electronic arts

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 15th March 6th
Early decision plan November 1st December 12th
Other early decision plan December 1st January 30th
Transfer June 1st Not reported

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 671 620 720
SAT Math 722 680 780
ACT Composite 30 29 34

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

57,100
Private
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Fees

16,379
Room & board
9,119
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No

Financial Aid

42,052
Avg. Financial Aid Package
46,293
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
4,246
Avg. Loan Aid
23,105
Avg. Grant Aid
37,412
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
18%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
78%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,238
Total Undergrad students
16%
International Students
52%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 10.58%
Black or African American 4.66%
White or Caucasian 43.93%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.18%
Asian 16.68%
Two or more races 4.66%
Other 3.34%

Gender

Male (69.3%)
Female (31.42%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements Yes
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 21%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Grand Marshal Week, Big Red Freakout and Fall Fest Weekend

Student Services

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Health clinic Checkmark
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Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

Student Organizations

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Most popular organizations:
Red Army Spirit Club, Outing Club, Indian Student Association, Chinese American Student Association and pep band

Campus Security & Safety

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
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Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
campus foot patrols at night

Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery No Checkmark No
Badminton No Checkmark No
Baseball No Division 3 No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading No No No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
Football No Division 3 No
Golf No Division 3 No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse Checkmark Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Riflery No Checkmark No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark No No
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
Weight Lifting No Checkmark No
Wrestling Checkmark No No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Archery No Checkmark No
Badminton No Checkmark No
Baseball No Checkmark No
Basketball Checkmark Division 3 No
Bowling Checkmark No No
Cheerleading Checkmark No No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running No Division 3 No
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No Division 3 No
Football No No No
Golf No No No
Ice Hockey Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Division 3 No
Racquetball Checkmark Checkmark No
Riflery No Checkmark No
Rock Climbing Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Skiing (cross-country) No Checkmark No
Skiing (downhill) Checkmark No No
Soccer Checkmark Division 3 No
Softball Checkmark Division 3 No
Squash No Checkmark No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 3 No
Table Tennis Checkmark Checkmark No
Tennis Checkmark Division 3 No
Track And Field No Division 3 No
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo No Checkmark No
Weight Lifting No Checkmark No
Wrestling No No No

Faculty

473
Total Faculty
14:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 437
Part-time - 36
Male - 348
Female - 125
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