Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Ranking & Review

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1100211
Top 2%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate43%42%47%
Applicants19,50513,4756,030
Admissions8,4205,6042,816
Enrolled undergraduates1,6631,164499
Enrolled total (including graduate students)7,5925,1652,427

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores1,101
Percent of students submitting SAT scores66%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
685
Math
725

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores562
Percent of students submitting ACT scores34%
ACT Composite
30

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $70. Application fee for graduates - $75.

Secondary school GPARequired
Secondary school rankRequired
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRequired
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$70,132$70,132
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $14,960 and other expenses per full academic year.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 3,770 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$51,000$51,000
Fees for full-time undergraduates$1,305$1,305
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$1,595$1,595
Tuition for Full-time graduates$51,000$51,000
Fees for full-time graduates$2,757$2,757
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$2,125$2,125

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Engineering800150601,010
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services1905410254
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services69903162
Mathematics and Statistics66679142
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields719282
Architecture and Related Services5323278
Physical Sciences42201476
Biological and Biomedical Sciences5810775
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies2641040
Visual and Performing Arts342238
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs16218
Health Professions and Related Programs99
Social Sciences617
Psychology66
Natural Resources and Conservation55
Legal Professions and Studies
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Grand Total1,4514291222,002

A total of 1,451 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

At the master's and doctor's level 551 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate83%82%87%
  • Full-time retention rate - 93%

General info

Alternative namesRPI
Rensselaer
Founded1824
MottoKnowledge and Thoroughness
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Mission StatementRensselaer educates the leaders of tomorrow for technologically based careers. We celebrate discovery, and the responsible application of technology, to create knowledge and global prosperity.
Colorscherry, white
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff1,757
Instructional FTE467
Research FTE155
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Higher Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websiterpi.edu
Address110 8th St
Troy, New York, 12180-3590
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population50,000
Phone5182766000
Fax+1 (518) 276 8702

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