Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rankings
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High School GPA
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Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.62 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.62 responses
Most Popular Majors
Mechanical Engineering190 Graduates
Computer Science133 Graduates
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering97 Graduates
Chemical Engineering82 Graduates
Electrical and Electronics Engineering81 Graduates
Aerospace Engineering78 Graduates
Business Administration and Management67 Graduates
Computer Systems Technician54 Graduates
Civil Engineering53 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.74 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.85 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.45 responses
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Reviews
Academics are very difficult here, but the degree is worth it. You'll come out of RPI really knowing your field. Parties are mostly through Greek Life, so it can be tricky to find parties or to get in if you are unaffiliated. The majority of people probably don't party. Campus is in a great location, short walk from downtown Troy, and the city bus service is free to students. There is so much to do at RPI and no matter who you are you'll always find a group to fit in with!
If you are into a STEM oriented education, RPI is for you! If you graduated at the top of your class in high school, be prepared to be average because everyone else did too. This makes Rensselaer a competitive place but you will find friends that will last well after graduation. The curriculum is highly structured so don't expect to have many electives. This does assure that when you graduate you will have the knowledge and thoroughness that are expected of an RPI grad.
Very high quality of education and knowledgeable staff, and for specific fields it's the echelon of education. The job fair essentially guarantees you a fantastic and lucrative job if you work hard and present yourself well. That being said, the social atmosphere can leave something to be desired. I've heard great life and ROTC are both sure fire ways to have a great social experience, but there is a sense of competition rather than cooperation. To be that's one of the largest problems facing the pursuit of knowledge and truth today. In summary, RPI offers an unmatched quality of education, however you may have to make some social sacrifices. I knew that going in, and when I had my first job secured within the second month of my last semester it was unquestionably worth it. Finally, the male: female ratio is about 4:1.