43%

Acceptance Rate

$30,824

Avg.Financial Aid

002803

FAFSA Code

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

Type Control of Institution - Public/Private

Private

Not-For-Profit

4 Years

Student Population Number of Students attending College

7,895

Website

www.rpi.edu

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MSCHE

Religious Affiliation Indicates religious affiliation (denomination) for private not-for-profit institutions that are religiously affiliated.

Not applicable

On Campus Housing Does the institution provide on-campus housing?

Yes

#N/A

Location & Contact

Address

110 8th St

Contact

Email: N/A
Phone: 5182766000
Fax: 5182764072
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Rankings

To tackle the tough decision of choosing the right university, the ranking of a particular college helps the student in clearing their doubts regarding where they want to apply. The rankings of eductional institutions by Forbes and US News are considered a reliable source by applicants and experts. The ranking of a college is a great way to gauge its performance on several factors like research excellence, the performance of its students after graduation, student experience, and academic success. However, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute doesn't feature in the list of top colleges, according to the latest rankings of these two publications.

Admissions

Application Deadline Deadline for application submissions. Please contact the school for more details.

None

Acceptance Rate Percentage of applicants who are accepted in an Institution.

43%

SAT Range

1330 - 1500

ACT Range

29 - 33

Application Fee

$70

SAT/ACT

Required

High School GPA

Required

Accept Common App

Yes

The admissions process is moderately difficult albeit selective in its approach. The admission process starts by filling up the form and submitting a fee of $70. If the SAT score of a student lies in the range of 1290-1490, it would improve her chances. A candidate, in order to take admission to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, must score 31 in her ACTs. But, in certain cases, those having ACT scores less than 28 are also given admission. The candidates can apply for the courses online. However, in case they need information or want to feel the vibes, they visit the school's office at 110 8th St, Troy, New York 12180-3590. They can also call them at (518) 276-6000.

Annual Cost to Attend

Net Price Cost of attendance minus any grants and scholarships received.

$39,308

Average Annual Cost

$52,550

Books And Supplies

$1,250

Other Fees

$1,330

Room And Board The charges for an academic year for rooming accommodations and meals for a typical student.

$15,260

Budget For Other Expenses

$1,608

Total One Year Cost

$71,998

Before applying to RPI, candidates must keep in mind the tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $73,816. The average annual tuition cost ($55,378), books and supplies ($1,250), room and boarding ($15,580), and budget for other expenses ($1,608) are all included in this cost. Students can also explore numerous financial aid options offered by the university.

Academics

Highest Degree Offered The highest degree offered by the Institution.

Doctor's degree

Student:Faculty Ratio

13:1

Full-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

92%

Part-Time Retention Rate Percent of the that re-enrolled at the institution as either full- or part-time in the current year.

N/A

Academic Calendar

Semester

Research Funding per Student

$14,400

Faculty Overview

74%

Male Professors

26%

Female Professors

Non-traditional Learning

Evening Degree Programs

Teacher Certification

Distance Education

Study Abroad

Majors

Mechanical Engineering

226 Graduates

Computer Science

167 Graduates

Biomedical/Medical Engineering

101 Graduates

Electrical, Electronics and Communi...

94 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

93 Graduates

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astrona...

87 Graduates

Computer Engineering Technologies/T...

71 Graduates

Business Administration, Management...

69 Graduates

Mathematics

66 Graduates

Civil Engineering

62 Graduates

Industrial Engineering

59 Graduates

Architecture

53 Graduates

Nuclear Engineering

33 Graduates

Design and Applied Arts

31 Graduates

Materials Engineering

28 Graduates

Physics

27 Graduates

Biology, General

26 Graduates

Computer and Information Sciences,...

23 Graduates

Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecu...

20 Graduates

Environmental/Environmental Health...

16 Graduates

Biomathematics, Bioinformatics, and...

12 Graduates

Chemistry

12 Graduates

Radio, Television, and Digital Comm...

12 Graduates

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies, Ot...

11 Graduates

Health/Medical Preparatory Programs

9 Graduates

Science, Technology and Society

7 Graduates

Economics

6 Graduates

Psychology, General

6 Graduates

Natural Resources Conservation and...

5 Graduates

Cognitive Science

4 Graduates

Communication and Media Studies

4 Graduates

Sustainability Studies

4 Graduates

Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosc...

3 Graduates

Visual and Performing Arts, General

3 Graduates

Engineering Science

1 Graduates

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Student Body

Undergraduate Students

6,628

Socio-Economic Diversity Percent of full-time, first-time students receiving an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

17%

Full-time

100%

Part-time

N/A

Students Gender

Male

68%

US National: 44%

Female

32%

US National: 56%

LGBTQIA STUDENT RESOURCE GROUPS

ON CAMPUS WOMEN'S CENTER

Race/Ethnicity

50% White

2% Unknown

4% Black

9% Hispanic

6% Two or more races

15% Non Resident alien

14% Asian

0% American Indian/Alaska native

0% Native Hawaiians/Pacific islander

Geographic Density

Geographic Density

High

0%

Unknown Location

56%

Out Of State

28%

In State

16%

Foreign

Economic Diversity

36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.

Median Household Income

$74,852 per year

Campus Life

Housing

The students can reside on campus and 100% of Freshman Live On-Campus.

On Campus Housing Available

Yes

Freshmen Required to Live on Campus

Yes

Freshmen Live on Campus

100%

Undergrads in College Housing

57%

Averege Housing Cost

$8,650/year

Campus Food

The institution has several dining and meal plan options available to students and the average meal plan cost is around $6,610/year.

Meal Plan Available

Yes

Average Meal Plan Available

$6,610/year

Athletes

Division Sports Nickname

Engineers, Redhawks

School Colors

cherry and white

Varsity Athletics Association

NCAA

Varsity Athletics Conference Primary

Liberty League Conference

Total Male Athletes

428

Total Female Athletes

241

Intramural Sports

17

Sports Club

N/A

Sports Team (Men)

Baseball

Basketball

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Football

Golf

Lacrosse

Soccer

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Sports Team (Women)

Basketball

Cross Country

Field Hockey

Ice Hockey

Lacrosse

Soccer

Softball

Swimming and Diving

Tennis

Track and Field

Campus Safety

24-Hour Security Patrol

Yes

Campus Emergency Phones

Yes

24-Hour Escort Safety rides

Yes

Mobile Campus Emergency Alert

Yes

The college offers on-campus housing facilities to the students who wish to stay on the campus. A candidate will be needed to pay a normal expense of $15,580 per year for living on campus. The average meal plan at RPI costs around $6,610 a year. Notably, students at the varsity get to choose from various dining and meal plan options as well. The number of female and male students at the college are 68% and 32%, respectively.

After Graduation

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation

$66,100/year

Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation

$82,000/year

Median Total Debt After Graduation The median cumulative federal debt of undergraduate borrowers who graduated.

$0$100,000

$22,000

$31,000

Typical Monthly Loan Payment The median monthly loan payment for student borrowers who completed, if it were repaid over 10 years at a 4.53% interest rate.

$228 - 322

Outcomes 8 Years of Attending

Show data for students who

and started their studies

Out of 7,811 students

30% Graduated

10% Still Enrolled

15% Transfer

1% Withdraw

Financial Aid

Students Receiving Gift Aid Percent of undergraduate students awarded federal gift aid.

82%

Average Aid Per Year

$30,824

Students Receiving Federal Grants

15%

Average Aid Per Year

$6,385

Students Receiving State Aid

14%

Average Aid Per Year

$2,822

Students Receiving Institutional Grants

82%

Average Aid Per Year

$29,196

Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income

Aid awarded based on the family income.

Income

Average Amount

< $30K

$48,873

$30K - $48K

$49,401

$48K - $75K

$41,311

$75K - $110K

$36,142

> $110K

$25,579

Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$140,612,914

Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants

$43,494,351

The financial aid department of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. The average financial aid at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is around $29,339 and the federal grant is $5,968. The students at the college are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $3,123, while the institutional aid is $29,339. The need-based scholarships awarded to students admitted to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute amount to $140,612,914 per annum. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants awarded in a year total $43,494,351.

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