6,366
Students
Financial aid thermometer
40,405
Avg. Financial Aid
Very Selective
Admission Difficulty
43
43%
Acceptance Rate
Suburban setting
Suburban
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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

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Communication, Journalism And Related Programs Associate Bachelors
Digital Communication And Media/multimedia Checkmark
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
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Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
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Engineering Physics/applied Physics Checkmark
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Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
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Materials Engineering Checkmark
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Nuclear Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
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Health Professions And Related Clinical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Legal Professions And Studies Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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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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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

19,505
Applied
8,420
Accepted
6,366
Enrolled
43%
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Female Admissions

6,030
Females Applied
2,816
Females Accepted
47%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

13,475
Males Applied
5,604
Males Accepted
42%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

70
Application Fee
3.78
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 12th
Early decision plan November 1st December 10th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer Not reported Not reported Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 677 640 730
SAT Math 722 680 770
ACT Composite 30 28 32

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

52,550
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Fees

1,330
Full-time student fees
15,260
Room & board
8,650
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

Financial Aid

40,405
Avg. Financial Aid Package
40,705
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
5,227
Avg. Loan Aid
19,331
Avg. Grant Aid
34,894
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
80%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
17%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

6,366
Total undergrad students
14%
International Students
67%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 8.98%
Black or African American 3.93%
White or Caucasian 53.36%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.11%
Asian 11.8%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.03%
Two or more races 6.72%
Other 1.38%

Gender

Male (67.94%)
Female (32.06%)

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 57%

Student Activities

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

Student Services

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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

517
Total Faculty
13:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 467
Part-time - 50
Male - 390
Female - 127