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Can I get into RPI? These admission statistics provide an indication how difficult it is to get in and what your chances are. 7,432 out of 17,752 applicants or 42% were admitted making RPI a more competitive school to get into with a lesser chance of acceptance for average applicants. Academically, it has extremely high requirements for admission test scores. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute typically accepts and attracts A- average high school students. Only 19% of those admitted chose to enroll in the school.
|Percent of Admitted Who Enrolled (Admission Yield)||17%||19%||19%|
What are the SAT and ACT requirements for students to be admitted to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and what score do you need to get in? The tables below describe the SAT and ACT test score percentile profile of the Fall 2015 starting class.
Reporting indicates the school consistently takes SAT composite scores down to 1340 on a 1600 scale, below which admission should be considered a reach. We estimate some students could be accepted with SAT's as low as 1250. The estimated average SAT composite for admitted freshman is 1430 out of 1600. A competitive SAT score is critical as 63 percent of applicants submit SAT scores to the school. Note: SAT scores presented on this page have been adjusted upwards per the College Board's concordance tables for test takers after March 2016.
|25th Percentile Score||75th Percentile Score|
|ACT Score||Competitiveness||Est. Admission Chances|
|32 and Above||Good||>55%|
|30 to 32||Avg +||42%-55%|
|28 to 30||Avg -||30%-42%|
|26 to 28||Reach||20%-30%|
|Less than 26||Low||<20%|
|SAT Score (NEW 1600 scale)||Competitiveness||Admission Chances|
|1520 and Above||Good||>55%|
|1430 to 1520||Avg +||42%-55%|
|1340 to 1430||Avg -||30%-42%|
|1250 to 1340||Reach||20%-30%|
|Less than 1250||Low||<20%|
You will need exceptionally good grades to get into Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The average high school GPA of the admitted freshman class at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was 3.81 on the 4.0 scale indicating that primarily A- students are accepted and ultimately attend. Even with a competitive GPA, admission to RPI will be challenging as the school denies more applicants than it admits.
|High School GPA||Freshmen Within Range||Admission Chances|
|3.50 to 3.75||20%||Avg -|
|3.25 to 3.50||8%||Reach|
|3.00 to 3.25||3%||Reach|
|2.75 to 3.00||1%||Reach|
|2.50 to 2.75||0%||Low|
|2.25 to 2.50||0%||Low|
|2.00 to 2.25||0%||Low|
The application deadline for Fall 2017 has passed. Applications were due on Jan 15, 2017.
What are the requirements for admission to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and what considerations affect admission decisions?
|High School GPA||Required|
|High School Class Rank||Required|
|Completion of College Preparatory Program||Required|
|Demonstration of Competencies||Required|
Does accept high school AP credits or award dual credit towards both a college and high school degree?
|Credit for Life Experiences||No|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=194824 IPEDS survey data for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.