Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a nonprofit private institution located in Troy, New York and provides a large number of program options for students. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has a yearly student enrollment of nearly 6,700.
Students may choose from many areas of study, including but not limited to:
- Business And Marketing Studies
- Computer And Information Sciences
- Engineering Technology
- Communications And Journalism
To be considered for admissions, you may be asked to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit school transcripts, which are then reviewed by the admissions committee. The most common exam scores among students accepted to RPI are in the range of 26 - 30 on the ACT, or 1870 - 2170 on the SAT exam. Approximately 40% of all students that applied were accepted at this school, with 21% of those admitted choosing to attend. More information from the admissions office can be found at rpi.edu.
The cost of undergraduate tuition is around $47,000, but may change from year to year. Students are encouraged to visit the school's net price calculator to better estimate their cost of attendance. Student housing is available for students, which costs about $7,500 for the year. Financial aid may be provided to students that meet the required requirements in the form of loans, grants, scholarships and work study programs.
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Red Hawks participate in a number of intercollegiate athletic programs, within the NCAA organization. Available sports offered may include the following:
- Baseball (NCAA Division III)
- Basketball (NCAA Division III)
- Track & Field (NCAA Division III)
- Field Hockey (NCAA Division III)
Students can take a look at the school's http://www.rpi.edu to see additional information.
Admission Requirements & Details
The admission details below may give an overview of the candidates RPI, Rensselaer accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any AP credits that may be transferred.
College Credits Accepted
- Dual Credits
- AP Course Credits
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has a total student population of about 7,000. The student body is made up of 84% undergraduate students and 20% graduate students.
Estimated Costs & Financial Aid
The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.
Tuition & Fees Information
- Annual tuition is estimated to range between $48,000-$58,000 for both in-state and out-of-state students
- The estimated tuition for part time students is around $2,000 to $2,400 per unit
Financial Aid Details
The financial aid table below details the types of financial aid, along with the percent of students receiving aid, and on average the amount of aid per student per year.
|Percent of Students||Average Amount|
|Any Financial Aid||90%||-|
|Receiving Grants & Scholarships||89%||$26,378|
|Receiving Student Loans||58%||$10,940|
Academics & Student Services
Student ServicesTo support students and graduates, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute may provide services to students like:
- Career path counseling
- Employing students to lower education costs
- Helping students find work after graduation
With a high graduation rate of around 85%, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is among the most successful schools in the area.
|Number of Year to Graduate||Percent of Entering Class|
|Students Graduating in 4 Years||65%|
|Graduating in 5 Years||18%|
|Graduating in 6 Years||2%|
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports belonging to the NCAA Division III (with football) classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:
- Baseball (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association)
- Basketball (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association)
- Track and Field (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association)
- Field Hockey
- Football (Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association)
- Ice Hockey
- Swimming and Diving
The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.
Get more information about the programs offered by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute by clicking the request information to the right.
(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)
Biological and Biomedical Sciences
Business and Marketing Studies
Communications and Journalism
Computer and Information Sciences
Health and Clinical Professions
Legal Professions and Studies
Mathematics and Statistics
Natural Resources and Conservation
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Visual and Performing Arts
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Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute for official up-to-date information.