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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, New York

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Student Population
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

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 16,661 prospective students applied, and 9,540 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,464 enrolled in the school.  7,401 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 100 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $55,600 plus fees of $1,412. RPI is ranked 135 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute overview
SAT 1300/1500
ACT 29/34
GPA 3.93
Applications Accepted
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute overview
Applications Due Jan 15, 2023
Applicant Competition Average
Application Fee $70

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Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$1,412
Room and Board $15,954
Budget for Other Expenses$1,608
Total One Year Cost$75,824

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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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Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=194824 IPEDS survey data for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

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