Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in Troy

Troy, NY

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Overview

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers 429-degree programs. Student-to-faculty ratio is 15:1. 1 high safety campus. Acceptance Rate is 38%. The most popular test is SAT - 63% of students submitted it in comparison to 37% of students who submitted ACT. 69.6% are women, and 30.4% are men. 17% percents of international students. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a member of 6 athletic associations. The average annual total cost of attendance at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 33595$, that is above national average. 84% of full-time Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students completed their education program in 150 percent of time: graduation rate is above national average. Average salary after attending is $79,600, so if you studied 2 years, you’ll get your funds back in less than 2 years.

Average Annual Cost

Average annual cost includes tuition and fees, books and supplies, and living expenses, minus the average grant/scholarship aid. Separate metrics have calculated for different institutions depends on calendar system and sector of the establishment (public or private).

The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a private and academic-year institution, so it’s net price represents an average of all programs and includes only undergraduates who first enrolled in the fall term and receive Title IV aid. The total cost of attendance depends on whether undergraduates live on campus, off campus (not with family), or off campus (with family).

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$33,595
ABOVE AVERAGE

By Family Income

Depending on the federal state, or institutional grant and available, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students in your income bracket may pay more of less than the overall average costs.

Family IncomeAverage cost
$0 - $30,000$24,151
$30,001 - $48,000$25,623
$48,001 - $75,000$29,677
$75,001 - $110,000$33,166
$110,001+$38,371

Admission considerations

Required:

  • Secondary school GPA
  • Secondary school rank
  • Secondary school record
  • Completion of college-preparatory program
  • Recommendations
  • Formal demonstration of competencies
  • Admission test scores
  • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Recommended:

    Neither required nor recommended:

    • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

    Finance

    Charges:

    • Typical room charge for academic year: 8010

    • Typical board charge for academic year: -

    • Combined charge for room and board: -

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    Percent of students with financial aid

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    24%

    Types of financial aids

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    5049 of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute undergraduate students were awarded with some type of financial aid, it’s 91 percents of all undergraduate students. This makes Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute number 10 in the amount of financial aid awarded to students among all educational institutions in New York.

    Students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute awarded 5 types of loans or aids, the biggest percent of students received a any financial aid.

    Salary After Attending

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    $79,600

    According to College Scorecard Data from U.S. Department of Education

    Students services

    Career

    Academic/career counseling service

    Employment services for students

    Living & meal

    Full-time, first-time degree/certificate-seeking students required to live on campus

    Institution provide on-campus housing

    Institution provides board or meal plan

    Veteran Services Available

    Yellow Ribbon Program

    Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families

    Recognized student veteran organization

    Disability services

    4%

    Percent indicator of undergraduates formally registered as students with disabilities

    Graduate programs or courses are offered via distance education

    Alternative tuition plans

    Any alternative tuition plans offered by institution

    Tuition payment plan

    Tuition payment plan - a program that allows tuition to be paid in installments spread out over an agreed upon period of time, sometimes without interest or finance charges.

    Special learning opportunities

    Here are the learning opportunities available in Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

    ROTC

    ROTC - Army

    ROTC - Navy

    ROTC - Air Force

    Study abroad

    ROTC - Reserve Officers' Training Corps, a college program providing scholarships for training commissioned officers covering college tuition.

    Study abroad - programs and arrangements providing students a possibility to complete part of the college program studying in another country.

    Athletic associations

    • Member of National Athletic Association
    • Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)
    • NCAA/NAIA member for football
    • NCAA/NAIA member for basketball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for baseball
    • NCAA/NAIA member for cross country/track

    Graduation Rate

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    84%
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    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute graduation rate is above the national average.

    84% of full-time students enrolled for the first time to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute completed the education program and got a degree in 150 percent of the expected time of completion.

    The graduation rate value includes only programs that were completed less than six years for four-year degrees or less than three years for two-year degrees.

    Graduation rate is the percentage of institution’s new-entering, first-time, first-year undergraduate students who complete their program within 150% of the published time for the program. Graduation rate excludes an extensive number of students. This indicator doesn’t take into account students of nontraditional enrollments - part-time students, students who enroll mid-year, and who transfer from one institution to another. So graduation rate alone can create a misleading perception. Completion rate in the form of total number of students receiving any types of awards/degrees creates a complete picture. Combining this data with graduation rate is a better way to compare schools.

    Applying information

    Average number of applicants to one enrolled

    13 : 1

    Admission considerations

    Required:

    • Secondary school GPA
    • Secondary school rank
    • Secondary school record
    • Completion of college-preparatory program
    • Recommendations
    • Formal demonstration of competencies
    • Admission test scores
    • Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

    Recommended:

      Neither required nor recommended:

      • TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)

      Acceptance Rate

      The percentage of students given offers out of all those that applied.

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      38%

      In comparison to National Average

      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute acceptance rate is below national average.

      In comparison to state Average

      Average acceptance rate for institutions in state is 67%, so acceptance rate value is below state average for 29%.

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      38%
      BELOW AVERAGE

      In comparison to an average acceptance rate in of colleges in $30k - $40k price range

      Average acceptance rate for all institutions in state in the same net price range is 61%, so Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute acceptance rate value is below state net price average for 23%.

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      38%
      BELOW AVERAGE

      Admissions yield

      Of those that receive offers to enroll, this is the percent of students that actually do enroll. It is equal to the number of students that enroll divided by the number of accepted students multiplied by 100.
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      19%

      Total

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      19%

      Full time

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      0%

      Part time

      Retention rate

      Full-time retention rate

      94%

      Part-time retention rate

      0%

      The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute full-time retention rate is 94% and part-time retention rate is 0%.

      Retention rate is the percentage of the institution's first-time first-year undergraduate students who continue at that institution the next year. E.g., full-time students who study in the fall semester and keep on studying in the same program next fall semester are counted in the retention rate.

      Retention rate is an important index: if it is high, it demonstrates that school has quality curriculum, positive student environments and cultures as more students choose to continue their studies.

      SAT/ACT scores

      SAT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students submitting SAT scores

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      63%

      Composite SAT Range (25th - 75th):
      1280 - 1490

      SAT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      Critical Reading: 610 - 720
      Math: 670 - 770
      Writing: 0 - 0

      SAT Test Score Range

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      ACT scores

      Percent of first-time degree/certificate-seeking Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students submitting ACT scores

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      37%

      Composite ACT Range (25th - 75th):
      28 - 32

      ACT Range by section (25th - 75th)
      English: 0 - 0
      Math: 0 - 0
      Writing: 0 - 0

      ACT Test Score Range

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      SAT Score Converter

      The new SAT is scored out of 1600 after the adjustments made in 2016. The old SAT was scored out of 2400. If you took an old SAT, you can convert your score to the new SAT score using the SAT Score Converter.

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      Student Body

      The student-to-faculty ratio at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 15:1, that means that for every 15 students the institution has one professor, lecturer or specialist with a degree in education. Lower student-to-faculty ratio is better - it means that professors can dedicate more time and attention to each student.

      Student-to-faculty ratio

      15:1
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      Men/Women

      Number of international students

      1189
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      17%

      Percent of international students

      Race/ethnicity breakdown

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      Students enrollment in distance education

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      In Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute the biggest percent of students are enrolled in on-campus courses.

      Distance education location breakdown

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      Here are the students enrolled exclusively in distance education courses at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and grouped by their location. Distance education courses are the most popular for students located in not reported location.

      Campus Safety

      The percentage of crimes on Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

      The campus located by 110 8Th St address in Troy, New York.

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      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in comparison of all branches in the US. It is calculated as the average percent of crimes yearly by five years of data for every campus, based on an overall number of students studying there. The branch is a part of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute with 0.41% of maximum crimes a year. The most often crimes detected on Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are burglary, forcible sex offense, and robbery.

      Academic Programs

      Number of degree programs offered

      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers 429 programs in total: 165 are for Master's degree, 147 - for Bachelor's degree, and 117 are Doctor's degree-research/scholarship programs.

      This is one of the lowest number of programs in comparison with other 481 universities in New York state. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is one of the few institutions in New York that offers a Bachelor's degree program.

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      Total credit/contact hours

      Here you can find the data on instructional activity in measured in total credit and/or contact hours delivered by institutions during a 12-month period. Also we shown the New York state average data to help you compare.

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      Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute provides coursework for undergraduate students and graduate students.

      In 2014-2015 academic year estimated full-time equivalent undergraduate enrollment was 5987 students with 179617 сredit hours for 12-month instructional activity period. The enrollment for graduates was 1147 with 27521 credit hours.

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      Location & Website

      Address: 110 8th St

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      Religious affiliation: Not applicable

      Calendar system: Semester

      General Phone Number: +5182766000

      Institution is active in current year: 1

      Institution's internet website address: rpi.edu

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