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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

School Profile

  • Rensselaer Polytechnic InstitutePrivate Four-year University in Troy, NY
  • Acceptance Rate: 44%
  • Accreditation: Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools

Enrollment Statistics

Undergraduate Students: 5,394
First-year Undergraduate Students: 1,356
Undergraduate Students Who are Seeking Degree: 5,367
Graduate Students: 2,127
 

Degree Programs Offered and Courses List

  • Bachelor of Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering
  • Bachelor of Architecture
  • Bachelor of Biochemistry
  • Bachelor of Biological/Physical Sciences
  • Bachelor of Biology
  • Bachelor of Biomedical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Biophysics
  • Bachelor of Business Administration/Management
  • Bachelor of Chemical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Chemistry
  • Bachelor of Civil Engineering
  • Bachelor of Communications/Rhetoric
  • Bachelor of Computer Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Computer Science
  • Bachelor of Computer/Information Sciences - General
  • Bachelor of Design, Innovation and Society
  • Bachelor of Digital Communications/Multimedia
  • Bachelor of Economics
  • Bachelor of Electrical/Communications Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering - General
  • Bachelor of Engineering Mechanics
  • Bachelor of Engineering Physics
  • Bachelor of Engineering Science
  • Bachelor of Engineering/Industrial Management
  • Bachelor of Environmental Engineering
  • Bachelor of Environmental Science
  • Bachelor of Fine/Studio Arts
  • Bachelor of Game design and development
  • Bachelor of Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences
  • Bachelor of Geology
  • Bachelor of HydrologyWater Resources
  • Bachelor of Industrial Engineering
  • Bachelor of Information Technology
  • Bachelor of Liberal Arts & Sciences
  • Bachelor of Materials Engineering
  • Bachelor of Mathematics - General
  • Bachelor of Mechanical Engineering
  • Bachelor of Nuclear Engineering
  • Bachelor of Philosophy
  • Bachelor of Physics
  • Bachelor of Predentistry
  • Bachelor of Prelaw
  • Bachelor of Premedicine
  • Bachelor of Psychology - General
  • Bachelor of Science, Technology & Society
  • Bachelor of Systems Engineering

Online Degrees and Certificates

  • Online Undergraduate Courses
  • Undergraduate Distance Class
  • Online Associate's Degrees
  • Online Bachelor's Degrees
  • Online Graduate Courses
  • Graduate Distance Class
  • Online Master's Degrees
  • Online Doctoral Degrees

Tuition

  • In-state tuition and fees: $39,165
  • Out-of-state tuition and fees: $39,165

International Students Admissions Requirements

  • SAT Reasoning Test/ACT: Required
  • Required for Some: SAT Reasoning Test and SAT Subject Tests; or ACT
  • TOEFL: required for international applicants
  • Minimum Paper-Based TOEFL score: 570
  • Minimum Computer-Based TOEFL score: 230
  • Minimum Internet-Based TOEFL score: 88
  • TOEFL (paper) average score: 610

Athletics

Member: NCAA
Team name: Redhawks, Engineers

Rankings

  • Ranked #50 National Universities
  • Ranked #46 Best Undergraduate Business Programs
  • Ranked #27 Best Undergraduate Engineering Programs
  • Ranked #14 Electrical / Electronic / Communications
  • Ranked #42 High School Counselor Rankings
  • Ranked #38 Best Value Schools
  • Ranked #24 Entrepreneurship
  • Ranked #59 Part-time M.B.A.
  • Ranked #37 Best Engineering Schools
  • Ranked #19 Aerospace / Aeronautical / Astronautical
  • Ranked #35 Biomedical / Bioengineering
  • Ranked #27 Chemical
  • Ranked #36 Civil
  • Ranked #23 Computer Engineering
  • Ranked #17 Electrical / Electronic / Communications
  • Ranked #47 Environmental / Environmental Health
  • Ranked #22 Industrial / Manufacturing
  • Ranked #19 Materials
  • Ranked #23 Mechanical
  • Ranked #14 Nuclear
  • Ranked #100 Biological Sciences
  • Ranked #78 Chemistry
  • Ranked #47 Computer Science
  • Ranked #54 Earth Sciences
  • Ranked #110 English
  • Ranked #58 Fine Arts
  • Ranked #6 Multimedia / Visual Communications
  • Ranked #56 Math
  • Ranked #17 Applied Math
  • Ranked #57 Physics
  • Ranked #161 Psychology

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Admissions Address

110 Eighth Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590
(518) 276-6216
Fax: (518) 276-4072
admissions@rpi.edu
Contact: James Nondorf
Vice President for Enrollment

Entering Class Stats

Fall 2010 Selectivity
Selectivity most selective
Fall 2010 acceptance rate 40%
Early decision acceptance rate N/A
Early action acceptance rate N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early action and early decision students) 40%

Fall 2010 Applications, Acceptances & Enrollments
Applicants 13,465
Female applicants 4,269
Male applicants 9,196
Applicants accepted 5,381
Female applicants accepted 1,822
Male applicants accepted 3,559
Freshman enrollment 1,154
Female freshman enrollment 322
Male freshman enrollment 832
Early decision applicants N/A
Early decision applicants accepted N/A
Early decision applicants enrolled N/A
Early action applicants N/A
Early action applicants accepted N/A
Early action applicants enrolled N/A
Total enrolled incoming freshmen who were accepted under early acceptance or early action N/A

Fall 2010 Wait List
School has a wait list Yes
Applicants placed on wait list 3,182
Students accepting place on wait list 1,871
Students accepted from wait list 92

Fall 2010 High School GPA
Freshman students submitting high school GPA N/A
Average high school GPA N/A
High school GPA 25th-75th percentile range N/A
GPA breakdown N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman SAT Scores
Freshman students submitting SAT scores 69%
SAT Critical Reading average score 655
SAT Critical Reading 25th-75th percentile range 610-700
SAT Critical Reading score breakdown
 
SAT Math average score 705
SAT Math 25th-75th percentile range: 670-750
SAT Math score breakdown
 
SAT Writing average score 632
SAT Writing 25th-75th percentile range 580-685
SAT Essay 25th-75th percentile range N/A

Fall 2010 Freshman ACT Scores
Freshman students submitting ACT scores 31%
Average ACT Composite score 28
ACT Composite 25th-75th percentile range 26-30
ACT Composite score breakdown
 
ACT English 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT English score breakdown N/A
ACT Math 25th-75th percentile range N/A
ACT Math score breakdown N/A

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