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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, New York

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Overview

Student Population
7,895
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute overview
Location Troy, New York
Online rpi.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Small City
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Located in Troy, New York, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 18,635 prospective students applied, and 8,835 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,665 enrolled in the school.  7,798 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 97 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2019/2020, excluding room and board, is $54,000 plus fees of $1,378. RPI is ranked 98 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

8/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
9/10
Resources
8/10
Outcomes
7/10
Value

RPI is rated within the top 21% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Elite
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute overview
SAT 1290/1490
ACT 28/34
GPA 3.81
Applications Accepted
47.4% 
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Applications Due Jan 15, 2021
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$54,000
Costs for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$1,378
Room and Board $15,580
Budget for Other Expenses$1,608
Total One Year Cost$73,816

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Outcomes

Average Salary After 10 Years
$82,500 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
84% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students
Subject Percent of Class
Engineering 53%
Computer and Information Sciences 9%
Business 8%
Engineering Technology 5%
Architecture 5%

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