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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Academics

Academic Statistics

Academics
A+
Based on acceptance rate, quality of professors, student reviews, and additional factors.
Graduation Rate
80%
National
49%
Full-Time Retention Rate
94%
Part-Time Retention Rate
Academic Calendar
Semester
Research Funding per Student
$15,487
National
$1,524
Non-traditional Learning
  • Evening Degree Programs
    No
  • Teacher Certification
    No
  • Distance Education
    No
  • Study Abroad
    Yes

About the Classes

Class Size Breakdown
  • 2-19 students
    53%
  • 20-39
    28%
  • 40-99
    17%
  • 100+
    2%
94%
of students say they attend class.33 responses

About the Professors

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
13:1
Female Professors
25%
Male Professors
75%
Average Professor Salary
$148,872
Poll
45%
of students say they take advantage of office hours/study sessions.33 responses
Faculty Diversity
  • African American
    2%
  • Asian American
    25%
  • Hispanic
    5%
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    0%
  • Multiracial
    1%
  • Native American
    0%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%
  • Unknown
    0%
  • White
    67%

What Students Say About Professors

Poll
85%
of students say professors are passionate about the topics they teach.59 responses
Poll
76%
of students say professors care about their students' success.59 responses
Poll
64%
of students say professors are engaging and easy to understand.59 responses
Poll
81%
of students agree professors are approachable and helpful when needed.59 responses
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