Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- 4 Year
- TROY, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Campus Life
Based on housing cost, capacity, student reviews and additional factors.
On-Campus Housing Available
Freshmen Required to Live on Campus
Freshmen Live On-Campus
Undergrads in College Housing
Average Housing Cost
$8,770 / year
55%of students say overall dorm quality is great. 56 responses
54%of students say the dorms' social atmosphere is great. 83 responses
Based on meal plan cost and student reviews on the food.
Meal Plan Available
Average Meal Plan Cost
$6,810 / year
What are the best food options on campus?
Based on 117 responses
- McNeil Room20%
- Sage Dining Hall20%
- Barh Brunch10%
- BARH Dining Hall8%
- Jazzman's Cafe7%
42%of students highly rate the dining facilities. 62 responses
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grade C minus
Based on quality of housing, food services, student reviews, and additional factors.
Based on campus diversity, social scene, student reviews, and additional factors.
What is your overall opinion of your school and the campus community?
Based on 57 responses
- I love everything about my school and have a lot of campus pride.26%
- I like mostly everything about my school, but there are some things I wish were different.56%
- The school community is okay-we're all just here for an education, nothing more.14%
- I hate my school and have no school spirit.4%
grade B minus
Based on crimes on campus, local area crime rates, and student reviews.
78%of students say they feel extremely safe and secure on campus. 55 responses
How does peer pressure affect students' use of drugs and alcohol?
Based on 36 responses
- You can have a great social life without drugs or alcohol.44%
- Most people partake in some form, but no one treats you differently if you don't.39%
- You'll definitely feel a little awkward if you don't drink.14%
- If you don't partake, you're left out.3%
How visible are the campus police on campus?
Based on 46 responses
- Extremely present and willing to assist students.24%
- There if you need them but not overbearing.57%
- Just there to bust up parties or give out parking tickets.13%
- Not very visible.4%
- We have campus police?2%
How popular are varsity sports on campus?
Based on 91 responses
- Varsity sports are a big part of campus life.25%
- Varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.69%
- No one pays attention to varsity sports.5%
Men's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Baseball, Basketball, Football, Golf, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis
Women's Varsity Sports
All Track Combined, Basketball, Field Hockey, Ice Hockey, Lacrosse, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis
Clubs & Activities
Campus Ministries, Dance, Drama/Theater, International Student Organizations, Literary Magazine, Radio Station, Student Government, Newspaper, Film Society, Television Station, Yearbook
Choral Groups, Concert Band, Jazz Band, Music Ensembles, Musical Theater, Pep Band, Symphony Orchestra
What are your favorite campus events or traditions?
Based on 65 responses
- GM Week25%
- Union After Dark12%
- Hockey games11%
- Therapy Dogs11%
- Hockey Line9%
- Movies at the DCC8%
- The Big Red Freakout8%
Based on access to bars and student reviews on the party scene.
What is the party scene like on campus?
Based on 59 responses
- Tons of raging parties almost any night of the week.2%
- Lots of options Wednesday-Saturday.17%
- Some decent frat/house parties, weekends only.69%
- Good parties are few and far between.8%
- Parties? What parties?3%
What is the biggest party event of the year?
Based on 29 responses
- RPI vs. Union hockey game55%
- GM week31%
- The Buff7%
Men in Fraternities
Women in Sororities
51%of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join. 80 responses
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