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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.

Website: www.rpi.edu/

Private
Co-ed
6,366
Undergraduate
Students
(32.1%) 2,041 Women
(67.9%) 4,325 Men
1,267
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
43% of 19,505 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
3.78
SAT Math
680-770 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
677 average
640-730 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
28-32 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$73,813
Tuition and Fees
$55,375
Room and Board
$15,580
Average Percent of Need Met
82%
Average Freshman Award
$42,575
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$34,595
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
467
Regular Class Size
2-9 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
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Campus Life

Troy Population
49,974
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Albany, NY
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing
57% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Red Hawk
Sororities
16% of women participate
Fraternities
21% of men participate
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
13.7% Asian
4.6% Black/African-American
10.4% Hispanic/Latino
7.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
61.8% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students
13.6% from 39 countries
First-Year Students Returning
93.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
61.0%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
63%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
24.0%
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