Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute: Review & Facts

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 6,985 students enrolled. This college was originated in 1824 and is one of the 4 colleges and schools located in Troy, New York.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
68
Fair
Bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctoral degree are available at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute follows a semester-based curriculum calendar system and provides 68 majors. The most popular concentrations are Engineering, Computer Science, Business, Biology, and Management. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings against other schools.


Student Retention
94%
Good
It is worthwhile to know student retention and graduation rates before you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you wish to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute student retention rate is very high at 94% (well above New York average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students definitely love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
15 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is very good - 86%. About 3% of the school's undergraduate students transfer to other colleges.

Student to faculty ratio at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is pretty decent - 15:1. Learn more details regarding faculty at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$49,400
High
Average tuition costs are extremely high - about $48,100 per year. The additional fees at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (not included in tuition costs) are around $1,300; which totals $49,400 annually.

Read the details about Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
42%
Doable
As reported in recent government data, 17,752 applications were submitted and 7,432 were accepted; so it is pretty hard to become a student at this school.

The college will consider accepting your dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Learn more about admissions as well applicants test score info at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$8,000
High
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute provides a distance learning option and study abroad programs.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
D-
Unsafe
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 3,400 students, which offers a viable on-campus housing option. The room price is a bit high, approximately $8,000 a year.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute appears to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Location and Maps



Post Address: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 110 8th St, Troy, New York 12180-3590, USA
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