Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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School Overview

General Information

Admission Office

110 Eighth Street

Troy, NY 12180-3590

(518) 276-6216

Fax: (518) 276-4072



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.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Highlights

School Information

Phone Number:(518) 276-6000
Website:www.rpi.edu
Type of School:4-year, Private non-profit
Apply Online:admissions.rpi.edu/undergraduate/admission/index.html
Address:110 8th St, Troy, NY 12180-3590
Setting:Not available
Campus Housing:Yes

Students & Programs

Student Population:7,363
6-yr Graduation Rate (Bachelor's):85%
Student-to-faculty Ratio:15 to 1
Distance Learning Programs:
Distance Learning Students*:7,363 (100% of total students)
Degree Levels Offered:Bachelor's, Master's, Doctorate

* Students taking at least 1 distance learning course

Tuition & Financial Aid*

In-state Tuition:$50,797
Out-of-state Tuition:$50,797
% of Students Receiving Financial Aid:89%
Avg. Amount of Grant or Scholarship Aid Awarded:$28,738

* Full-time beginning undergraduate students

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Programs

See the degree programs that are offered at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct
Architecture and Related Services333
Biological and Biomedical Sciences533
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services171
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs321
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services332
Engineering121516
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields111
Health Professions and Related Programs1
Legal Professions and Studies1
Mathematics and Statistics131
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies564
Natural Resources and Conservation1
Philosophy and Religious Studies11
Physical Sciences663
Psychology11
Social Sciences243
Visual and Performing Arts211
Grand total495639

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Online Programs & Distance Learning

See the distance education degree programs that are offered at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.

Degree NameCertAssocBachMastDoct

* Based on programs that produced 2016-2017 graduates

Tuition & Financial Aid

See what it costs to enroll at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute and how many students are receiving scholarships, grants, or loans as financial aid to help cover the costs of tuition.

Undergraduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$50,797
Out-of-state$50,797
Books and supplies$1,264

Graduate Student Tuition

Average tuition and fees for academic year:

Tuition and Fees2016-2017
In-state$52,137
Out-of-state$52,137

Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2015-2016

Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Any student financial aid1,22389%
Grant or scholarship aid1,22088%$28,738
Student loan aid82560%$10,105

All Undergraduate Students

Type of AidNumber Receiving Aid% Receiving AidAvg. Amt. of Aid
Grant or scholarship aid5,15188%$27,478
Federal student loans3,27656%$7,773

Admissions & Enrollment

See the admission requirements for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Find out how many students apply and how many are accepted. View a graphical breakdown of the gender, age, and ethnicity of currently enrolled Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students.

Undergraduate Admissions, Fall 2017

TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants18,52412,7715,753
Percent admitted100%43%48%
Percent admitted who enrolled9%9%9%

Admissions Considerations

RequiredRecommendedOptional
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.)
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Enrollment, Fall 2017

Total Enrollment7,363
Undergraduate enrollment6,265
Graduate enrollment1,098

Undergraduate Attendance

Undergraduate Gender

Undergraduate Age

Undergraduate Race/Ethnicity

Undergraduate Distance Education

Undergraduates taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Graduate Distance Education

Graduate students taking 100%, Some, or No Distance Education

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Accreditation

This institution is accredited by Middle States Commission on Higher Education

Specialized institution accreditations:

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