Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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General Information

Admission Office

110 Eighth Street

Troy, NY 12180-3590

(518) 276-6216

Fax: (518) 276-4072

[email protected]

Contact: James Nondorf

Vice President for Enrollment
Main Address

110 Eighth Street

Troy, NY 12180-3590

(518) 276-6000

www.rpi.edu
Size

Total undergrads: 5,394

First-time degree-seeking freshmen: 1,356

Degree-seeking undergrads: 5,367

Graduate enrollment: 2,127

Setting

Suburban setting

Small city (50,000 – 249,999)

Residential campus

Degrees offered:
Bachelor’s
Master’s
Doctoral

Admissions Information

Application Fee

College has an application fee: Yes

Regular application fee: $70

Online application fee: Reduced fee (not specified)

Enrollment Rates

Percent applicants admitted: 44%

Percent of students who return for sophomore year: 95%

Tuition & Fees

Estimated Expenses for Academic Year 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
Tuition and fees $35,878 $37,990 $39,165 $40,680 +3.87%
Books and Supplies $1,000 $1,000 $1,000 $1,040 +4.00%
Living Arrangement – On Campus
Room and Board $10,420 $10,730 $11,145 $11,465 +2.87%
Other $802 $815 $850 $850 0.00%
Living Arrangement – Off Campus
Room and Board $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Other $0 $0 $0 $0 0.00%
Total Expenses 2008-’09 2009-’10 2010-’11 2011-’12 % change 2010-’12
In-state On Campus $48,100 $50,535 $52,160 $54,035 +3.59%
In-state Off Campus $36,878 $38,990 $40,165 $41,720 +3.87%
In-state with Family $36,878 $38,990 $40,165 $41,720 +3.87%
Average Graduate Student Tuition & Fees
Tuition for In-state Students $39,600
In-state Student Fees $1,886
Tuition for Out-of-state Students $39,600
Out-of-state Fees $1,886

Financial Aid

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Students Percent Amount Average Per Student
All students financial aid 1,342 99%
Grant or scholarship aid 1,336 99% $27,147,452 $20,320
• Federal grants 243 18% $1,867,159 $7,684
• Pell grants 173 13% $598,369 $3,459
• Other federal grants 243 18% $1,268,790 $5,221
State/local government grant or scholarships 299 22% $718,238 $2,402
Institutional grants or scholarships 1,328 98% $24,562,055 $18,496
Student loan aid 860 63% $9,061,774 $10,537
• Federal student loans 854 63% $5,971,001 $6,992
• Other student loans 201 15% $3,090,773 $15,377

All Degrees and Programs

Program Completions for Most Recent Year BA/BS MA/MS Doctor AA/AS CERT
Total of All Education Programs 1262 374 151
Architecture and Related Services 64 24 5
Architecture 61 3
Architecture and Related Services, Other 3 21 5
Biology and Biomedical Sciences 63 2 6
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other 21 1
Bioinformatics 4
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
Biology and Biological Sciences, General 38 2 5
Business, Administration, Management, Marketing, etc. 87 68 7
Business Administration and Management 87 62 7
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other 6
Communication and Journalism Programs 42 3 2
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia 42
Speech Communication and Rhetoric 2 2
Technical and Scientific Communication 1
Computing and Information Sciences 117 53 11
Computer and Information Sciences
Computer Science 92 22 11
Information Technology 25 31
Engineering 678 140 73
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering 88 5 1
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 60 9 3
Chemical Engineering 51 6 9
Civil Engineering 69 25 4
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 100 41 24
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics/applied Physics 1 1
Engineering Science 1
Engineering 3
Engineering, Other
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering 10 2 2
Industrial Engineering 48 8
Materials Engineering 25 5 7
Mechanical Engineering 188 26 13
Nuclear Engineering 38 2 4
Operations Research
Systems Engineering 3
Transportation and Highway Engineering 8 1
Engineering Technology 61 11 4
Computer Technology/computer Systems Technology 61 11 4
Health Services and Allied Health Sciences 13
Pre-medicine/pre-medical Studies 13
Legal and Law Studies 1
Pre-law Studies 1
Mathematics and Statistics 40 22 9
Applied Mathematics 18
Mathematics 40 4 9
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies 7 23 10
Cognitive Science 4 6
Human Computer Interaction 16
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other 3 1 3
Natural Sciences
Science, Technology and Society 4 2 1
Natural Resources and Conservation 4
Environmental Science 4
Physical Sciences 51 18 22
Chemistry 18 5 12
Geology and Earth Science 2 5
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
Physical Sciences, Other
Physics 25 8 10
Physics, Other 6
Psychology 11
Psychology 11
Social Sciences 6 2
Economics 6
Economics, Other 2
Social Sciences
Social Sciences, Other
Visual and Performing Arts 17 10
Game and Interactive Media Design 9
Visual and Performing Arts 8 10
Above data represent first majors only.
(-) Indicates that program is not offered at this award level.

Undergraduate Majors

Architecture & Related Programs

Architecture B

Arts, Visual & Performing

Fine/Studio Arts B

Biological & Biomedical Sciences

Biochemistry B
Biology B
Biophysics B

Business, Management, & Marketing

Business Administration/Management B

Communications & Journalism

Communications/Rhetoric B
Digital Communications/Multimedia B

Computer & Information Sciences

Computer Science B
Computer/Information Sciences – General B
Game design and development B
Information Technology B

Engineering

Aeronautical/Aerospace Engineering B
Biomedical Engineering B
Chemical Engineering B
Civil Engineering B
Computer Engineering – General B
Electrical/Communications Engineering B
Engineering – General B
Engineering Mechanics B
Engineering Physics B
Engineering Science B
Environmental Engineering B
Industrial Engineering B
Materials Engineering B
Mechanical Engineering B
Nuclear Engineering B
Systems Engineering B

Engineering Technologies

Engineering/Industrial Management B

Health Professions & Clinical Sciences

Predentistry B
Premedicine B

Law & Legal Studies

Prelaw B

Liberal Arts & Sciences

Liberal Arts & Sciences B

Mathematics

Mathematics – General B

Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies

Biological/Physical Sciences B
Design, Innovation and Society B
Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences B
Science, Technology & Society B

Natural Resources & Conservation

Environmental Science B

Philosophy & Religion

Philosophy B

Physical Sciences

Chemistry B
Geology B
HydrologyWater Resources B
Physics B

Psychology

Psychology – General B

Social Sciences

Economics B

Degree levels for each major are designated by the following letters:

    A = Associate degree
    B = Bachelor’s degree
    C = Certificate or diploma

*We do not guarantee the accuracy of information on this page. All information is subject to change. You should confirm all information with a college admissions officer.


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