Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Established in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a non-profit private higher-education institution located in the urban setting of the large town of Troy (population range of 10,000-49,999 inhabitants), New York. This institution also has branch campuses in the following locations: Hartford, Groton. Officially accredited by the Middle States Commission on Higher Education, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is a medium-sized (uniRank enrollment range: 7,000-7,999 students) coeducational US higher education institution. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) offers courses and programs leading to officially recognized higher education degrees such as bachelor degrees, master degrees, doctorate degrees in several areas of study. See the uniRank degree levels and areas of study matrix below for further details. This 196 years old US higher-education institution has a selective admission policy based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades. The admission rate range is 40-50% making this US higher education organization a averagely selective institution. International applicants are eligible to apply for enrollment. RPI also provides several academic and non-academic facilities and services to students including a library, housing, sports facilities, financial aids and/or scholarships, study abroad and exchange programs, as well as administrative services.

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University Identity

Name
Acronym RPI
Founded 1824
Motto Knowledge and Thoroughness
Colours Cherry and white

University Location

Address 110 8Th Street
Troy
12180-3590 New York
United States
Tel +1 (518) 276 6000
Fax +1 (518) 276 8702
Other locations Hartford, Groton

Study Areas and Degree Levels


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Yearly Tuition Range

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Undergraduate Postgraduate
Local
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
International
students
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)
over 20,000 US$
(14,700 Euro)

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University Admissions

Gender Men and Women (coed)
International Students Yes, international applicants are welcome to apply for admission
Selection Type Yes, based on entrance examinations and students' past academic record and grades
New Admission Requirements - Secondary school GPA is required
- Secondary school rank is required
- Secondary school record is required
- Completion of college-preparatory program is required
- Recommendations are required
- Formal demonstration of competencies is required
- Admission test scores are required
- Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) is required
- Other Tests (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.) are neither required nor recommended
Admission Rate 40-50%
Admission Office 110 Eighth Street
Troy 12180-3590
(518) 2766216

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Size and Profile

Student Enrollment 7,000-7,999
Academic Staff 500-599
Control Type Private
Entity Type Non-Profit
Academic Calendar Semesters
Campus Setting Urban
Religious Affiliation None

Carnegie Classification New

Basic Classification Doctoral Universities: Very High Research Activity
2000 Classification Doctoral/Research Universities--Extensive
Size & Setting Four-year, medium, highly residential institution
Enrollment Profile High undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in institution
Undergraduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program Professions plus arts & sciences, no graduate coexistence

Facilities and Services

Library Yes Go to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Library
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's library collection is comprised of both physical (i.e. books, medium etc.) and digital/electronic items. In 2018 the library has reported 314,697 physical volumes, 19,253 physical media, 56,516 digital/electronic medium and 202 licensed digital/electronic databases. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's library has 1 branch.
Housing Yes
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute provides on-campus housing. The total dormitory capacity, whether on or off campus, was about 3,930 students in the 2018 academic year.
Sport Facilities Yes
Financial Aids Yes
Study Abroad Yes
Distance Learning Not reported
Academic Counseling Yes
Career Services Yes
Institutional Hospital Not reported

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Accreditations

Institutional Accreditation

Middle States Commission on Higher Education


Year of first Accreditation

1927


Other Specialized or Programmatic Accreditations

  • Association to Advance Collegiate Schools of Business (AACSB International)
  • Engineering Accreditation Commission (EAC) of ABET
  • American Chemical Society (ACS)
  • National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB)


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Memberships and Affiliations

  • Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU)
  • National Athletic Association (NAA)
  • National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA)

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