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RPI Profile - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


RPI - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

RPI - Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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RPI Description:

RPI, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, is a technology-focused university located in Troy, New York, a city of about 50,000 near the state capital of Albany. RPI has a 14 to 1 student / faculty ratio and more of an undergraduate focus than many of the top engineering schools. RPI does well on the financial aid front with nearly all students receiving some form of institutional grant. RPI can also boast of an 82% six-year graduation rate. RPI is highly selective and consistently ranks highly among engineering schools. In athletics, RPI has a competitive Division I hockey team.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,658 (5,391 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 71% Male / 29% Female
  • 100% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $44,475
  • Books: $1,120
  • Room and Board: $12,450
  • Other Expenses: $1,425
  • Total Cost: $59,470

RPI Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 94%
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 94%
    • Loans: 63%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $21,478
    • Loans: $9,387

Most Popular Majors:

Aerospace Engineering, Architecture, Biology, Biomedical Engineering, Business Administration, Chemical Engineering, Civil Engineering, Computer Science, Digital Communication, Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering

Transfer, Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 94%
  • Transfer Out Rate: 3%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 60%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 84%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

RPI Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://www.rpi.edu/

"Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute educates the leaders of tomorrow for technologically based careers. We celebrate discovery, and the responsible application of technology, to create knowledge and global prosperity."

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