RPI Demographics & Diversity
A college's ethnic diversity is indicated by the student body's equal inclusion of students from different backgrounds . Students at RPI are mainly White with a small Foreign Resident population. The school has high racial diversity. 41% percent of students are minorities or students of color.
|Race||Percent of Students|
|American Indian / Alaskan||
|Hawaiian / Pacific Islander||
|Two or more races||
There are 112% more male students than female students enrolled at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with a gender ratio of 68% men to 32% women. Compared to the US average of 56% female students, RPI has a lower gender diversity than other US colleges and is less inclusive of females.
|Gender||Percent of Students|
|Gender||Number of Students|
RPI serves a high number of out-of-state students with 72% of the student body residing outside of New York or from other countries.
|Origin||Percent of Students|
|Out of State||
Median Household Income$74,851 per year
18% of students can be considered low-income as indicated by their receipt of Federal Pell Grant Aid.
|Segment||Percent of Students|
|Students Over 25 Years Old||1.8%|
|Part time Undergrads||0.1%|
Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=194824 IPEDS survey data for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.