Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Admission & Tests

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Below is a brief overview of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute general admissions procedures, aplication policies and fees, as well as desirable SAT and ACT college test scores that you might need to have in order to enroll at this school.

Admission Information

Dual Credits
Accepted
Yes
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute admission criteria are pretty competitive - in 2015/16 this college accepted only 42 percent of the applicants.

The college requires you to submit reference letters with your application but doesn't require admission test scores.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute as a rule will accept your:
  • dual credits
    (from the courses giving both high school and college credits)
  • advanced placement credits
    (from the college-level courses taught in high school)
and will decline your:
  • credits for life experience

Application Fee

Application
Fee
$70
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute requires a fee paid when you submit an application for admission.

The undergraduate application fee at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is $70.00. The graduate application fee is $75.00.

SAT Test Scores

Scholastic Aptitude Test is important component of the application. 63 percent of applicants at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute completed the SAT test.

Most applicants who took SAT scored from 590 to 750 on Critical Reading, from 640 to 800 on Math, and from 570 to 720 on Writing. Therefore, if you scored above 700 in SAT Critical Reading, 750 in SAT Math, and 670 in SAT Writing, that good enough to get admitted at this college.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

SAT Critical Reading
540
670
700

SAT Math
600
720
750

SAT Writing
530
640
670

ACT Test Scores

Taking American College Test is common bit of the application at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. 37 percent of applicants took the ACT test.

Most applicants who took ACT scored from 27 to 33 on Composite. Therefore, if you got a score above 32 in ACT Composite, that will be good enough to get accepted at this college.

Test Section
Minimum Score
Desired Score
Safe Score

ACT Composite
25
30
32

Contact Admissions

Phone
(518)
276-6000
To obtain the most accurate and up-to-date information about applying to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, please contact the college directly.

You can call this school's general information office at (518) 276-6000 or check Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Website

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