Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Ranking & Review

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Top 2%

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

Acceptance Rate43%42%47%
Enrolled undergraduates1,6631,164499
Enrolled total (including graduate students)7,5925,1652,427

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

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
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

Typical SAT scores

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

Typical ACT scores

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

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
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

Engineering 800 150 60 1,010
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 190 54 10 254
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 69 90 3 162
Mathematics and Statistics 66 67 9 142
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 71 9 2 82
Architecture and Related Services 53 23 2 78
Physical Sciences 42 20 14 76
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 58 10 7 75
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 26 4 10 40
Visual and Performing Arts 34 2 2 38
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs 16 2 18
Health Professions and Related Programs 9 9
Social Sciences 6 1 7
Psychology 6 6
Natural Resources and Conservation 5 5
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.

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

General info

Alternative namesRPI
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

Address110 8th St
Troy, New York, 12180-3590
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Small
City population10,000 - 50,000
Fax+1 (518) 276 8702

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