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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Rating

Private

Type

8,156

Students

$54,000

Tuition

47%

Acceptance

#70

Ranking

Small City

Campus Setting

Troy, NY

110 8th St, Troy, NY 12180-3590

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a mid-sized private university located in Troy, NY ranked 70th in the United States. It has a total of 6,706 full-time undergraduate students and is not very competitive, with a 47.41% acceptance rate. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers 145 different majors and is best known for its Computer Engineering Technologies, Game and Interactive Media Design, and Nuclear Engineering programs (nationally ranked 1st, 4th, and 4th respectively). With an annual tuition of $54,000 per year, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is exceptionally expensive. 82.28% of students graduate ready to the next stage of their lives, joining the labor force. After graduation, alumni go on to take home about $82,000 per year, which is 97% greater than the national median.
Rankings

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Cost

$55,378
Above Average

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

$55,378

National Average

$18,347
Pay with Cash

$73,816

Total annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses; excluding any financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Pay with Financial Aid

$41,434

Average annual cost including tuition, books and living expenses after financial aid, grants or scholarships.

Getting In

47%Acceptance
Average

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

47%

National

69%
Sat

1290 - 1490

69% of students submit

Admissions Yield

19%

ACT

0 - 0

31% of students submit

SAT & ACT

Required

Application Fee

$70

Students

6,706Undergrads
Medium Student Population

Full-Time

100%

Part-Time

0%
Male

68%

In-state

83%

Female

32%

Out of state

15%

Undergrads Over 25

1%

International

1%

Majors/Degrees

Popular Majors
Graduates per Major
13% Computer Science12% Mechanical Engineering7% Electrical and Electronics Engineering68% Others

13% Computer Science

12% Mechanical Engineering

7% Electrical and Electronics Engineering

68% Others

Computer Science

13%

245 Graduates

Mechanical Engineering

12%

225 Graduates

Electrical and Electronics Engineering

7%

127 Graduates

Chemical Engineering

7%

127 Graduates

Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

6%

110 Graduates

Business Administration and Management, General

6%

110 Graduates

Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering

5%

96 Graduates

Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology

4%

79 Graduates

Civil Engineering, General

4%

72 Graduates

Academics

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Professors
StudentsProfessors12:112:1

Students

Professors

Student Faculty Ratio

12

Number of Library Books

311,899

Academic Spend per Student

$17,482

Total spend on salaries and wages to all employees, faculty, staff, per student.

Full-time Retention Rate

92%

High retention indicates students are generally satisfied with their experience.

Post-Graduation Salary

$66,100/Year

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

$66,100

National

$26,900
Median Earnings

$66,100

2 Years After Graduation

Employed 2 Years after Graduation

1%

Median Earnings

$82,000

6 Years After Graduation

Graduation Rate

82%