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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY
University Website: www.rpi.edu
Apply Online: www.rpi.edu/dept/admissions/freshman/freshman_options.html
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, or RPI, is a private research university located in Troy, New York. It was founded in 1824 by Stephen Van Rensselaer and Amos Eaton for the "application of science to the common purposes of life" and is the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world. Built on a hillside, RPI's 275-acre (111 ha) campus overlooks the historic city of Troy and the Hudson River and is a blend of traditional and modern architecture. The institute operates an on‑campus business incubator and the 1,250-acre (510 ha) Rensselaer Technology Park, and is known for its success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace. The university is one among a small group of polytechnic universities in the United States which tend to be primarily devoted to the instruction of technical arts and applied sciences.

RPI's mission has slowly evolved over the years while retaining a focus on the scientific and technological roots upon which it was founded. Over the past century, RPI has grown into a university with five schools: The School of Architecture, The School of Engineering, The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences, The School of Science, and the Lally School of Management & Technology. All together, the university offers around 140 degree programs in 60 fields leading to bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees. RPI consistently ranks in the top 50 among U.S. universities for overall academics and among the top 50 worldwide for technology. Adopted by the Board of Trustees in 1995, RPI's current mission is to "educate the leaders of tomorrow for technologically based careers. We celebrate discovery, and the responsible application of technology, to create knowledge and global prosperity."

The institute attracts students from every state and 92 countries. Among class of 2014, 83% were in the top 10% of their high school class. The acceptance rate was 36.1% in 2011; in 2012 it rose to 42.72%. Rensselaer has been named as a "New Ivy" by Newsweek and Kaplan. It remains in the "Top 50 Universities" compiled by U.S. News & World Report. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute also ranks #7 among "Best Engineering Colleges By Salary Potential" in the United States

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Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $41,600.00 avg tuition

110 8th St
Troy, NY 12180-3590
(518) 276-6000

Apply online Admissions:
www.rpi.edu/dept/admissions/index..
Financial Aid:
www.rpi.edu/dept/admissions/aid/i..

Areas of Study:

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Communication, Journalism, And Related Programs
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Engineering
  • Engineering Technologies And Engineering Related Fields
  • Health Professions And Related Programs
  • Legal Professions And Studies
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Statistics:
Applied 14,583
Admitted 5,779 40%
Enrolled total 1,187
Full Time: 1,187
Part Time 0
Standards:
Test 25th % 75th %
SAT Reading 610 710
SAT Math 670 760
SAT Writing 590 700
ACT Composite 26 30
ACT English 0 0
ACT Math 0 0
ACT Writing 0 0
Retention / Graduation:
Retention rate 93%
4-year graduation rate 64%
6-year graduation rate 82%
Application Deadlines:
Regular Application Deadline
Early Admission Deadline
Early Decision Deadline
Financial Aid Deadline
Student Response Deadline
Transfer Student Application Deadline
Requirements:
Open Admissions Policy No
Secondary School GPA Required
Secondary School Rank Required
Secondary School Record Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Required
Admission Test Scores Required
TOEFL Required
Other Tests Neither required nor recommended
Credit:
AP Credits Yes
Dual Credit Yes
Credit for Life Experiences Yes

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Tuition In-District In-State Out-Of-State
Avg Full-Time Undergraduate Tuition $41,600.00 $41,600.00 $41,600.00
Full-Time Undergraduate Required Fees $1,104.00 $1,104.00 $1,104.00
Part-Time Undergraduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,733.00 $1,733.00 $1,733.00
Avg Full Time Graduate Tuition $41,600.00 $41,600.00 $41,600.00
Full Time Graduate Required Fees $1,896.00 $1,896.00 $1,896.00
Part-Full Time Graduate Cost Per Credit Hour $1,733.00 $1,733.00 $1,733.00
Expenses On-Campus Off-Campus
(without family)
Off-Campus
(with family)
Room and Board $11,975.00 $0.00 $0.00
Other Expenses $1,000.00 $0.00 $0.00
Additional Fees
Undergraduate Application Fee $70.00
Graduate Application Fee $75.00
Books and Supplies $1,500.00
Financial Aid
Percent receiving aid 96%
Percent receiving grant aid 96%
Avg amount of grant aid $20,778.00
Percent receiving student loan aid 64%
Avg amount of student loan aid $9,298.00

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Programs and majors Associate's Bachelor's Master's Doctorate
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES
Architectural Sciences and Technology, Other X
Architecture X X
Architecture and Related Services, Other X X
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology X X
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other X X
Bioinformatics X
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other X
Biology/Biological Sciences, General X X
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
Business Administration and Management, General X X
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other X
Entrepreneurship/Entrepreneurial Studies X
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other X
COMMUNICATION, JOURNALISM, AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Communication, General X
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia X
Speech Communication and Rhetoric X X
Technical and Scientific Communication X
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
Computer and Information Sciences, General X X
Computer Science X X
Information Technology X X
ENGINEERING
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering X X
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering X X
Chemical Engineering X X
Civil Engineering, General X X
Electrical and Electronics Engineering X X
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics X X
Engineering Science X X
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering X X
Industrial Engineering X X
Materials Engineering X X
Mechanical Engineering X X
Nuclear Engineering X X
Operations Research X
Systems Engineering X
Transportation and Highway Engineering X
ENGINEERING TECHNOLOGIES AND ENGINEERING-RELATED FIELDS
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology X X
HEALTH PROFESSIONS AND RELATED PROGRAMS
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies X
LEGAL PROFESSIONS AND STUDIES
Pre-Law Studies X
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
Applied Mathematics, General X
Mathematics, General X X
MULTI/INTERDISCIPLINARY STUDIES
Cognitive Science X X
Human Computer Interaction X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, General X X
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other X X
Natural Sciences X
Science, Technology and Society X X
NATURAL RESOURCES AND CONSERVATION
Environmental Science X
PHILOSOPHY AND RELIGIOUS STUDIES
Philosophy X X
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
Chemistry, General X X
Geology/Earth Science, General X X
Hydrology and Water Resources Science X X
Physical Sciences, Other X X
Physics, General X X
Physics, Other X
PSYCHOLOGY
Psychology, General X X
SOCIAL SCIENCES
Economics, General X X
Economics, Other X
Social Sciences, General X X
Social Sciences, Other X
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
Game and Interactive Media Design X
Visual and Performing Arts, General X X

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Scholarships

Name Amount Deadline
FIRST Scholarship - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute $7500 May 15, 2015
NYWEA Scholarship $1500 February 10, 2015
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