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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is a private, technical institution. It educates the leaders of tomorrow's technologically based companies. Programs are offered through the Schools of Architecture, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, and Science. The education takes place in state-of-the-art classrooms with revitalized undergraduate curricula that have won three prestigious awards in the last two years. Hands-on undergraduate research and team-based projects are the hallmark of an exciting and rigorous curriculum. Campus life beyond the classroom includes 23 NCAA sports and over 130 clubs and governmental activities. Its 260-acre campus is located in Troy, 15 miles from Albany.

Web Sitewww.rpi.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students6,265
   Women1,980 (31.6%)
   Men4,285 (68.4%)
Graduate Students1,177

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyVery difficult
Overall Admission Rate44% of 18,524 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 15
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA3.88
SAT Math714 average
670-770 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading656 average
610-710 range of middle 50%
SAT WritingNot reported
ACT Composite30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$70,132
Tuition and Fees
$52,305
Room and Board
$14,960
Average Percent of Need Met86%
Average Freshman Award$41,926
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
Not reported

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
404
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 23% of classes
10-19 students: 27% of classes
20-29 students: 16% of classes
30-39 students: 12% of classes
40-49 students: 8% of classes
50-99 students: 10% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Troy Population49,974
Nearest Metropolitan AreaAlbany, NY
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 100% of freshmen, 57% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division III
MascotRed Hawk
Sororities16% of women participate
Fraternities 21% of men participate

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
12.6% Asian
3.8% Black/African-American
9.8% Hispanic/Latino
7.7% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
64.0% White
2.0% Unknown
International Students11.3% from 41 countries
First-Year Students Returning93.0%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
60.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
63%
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
18.0%
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Average 3.70 4.11 726 690 31
Low 2.50 2.50 550 540 11
High 4.00 5.00 800 790 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• Rensselaer's Voorhees Computing Center used to be a seminary chapel.

• Established in 1824, RPI is the first school of science and civil engineering in any English-speaking country.

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