Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | RPI

Troy, New York

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Cost In-State

$68,000 / year

Cost Out-of-State

$68,000 / year

Graduation Rate (6 Years)

81.0 %

Retention Rate

6.0 % drop out

Acceptance Rate

41.9 %

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What will Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | RPI cost me?

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Average Acceptance Rate

41.9 %

Estimated Time to Complete Application

8 Hours

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How do I apply to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute | RPI?

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What grades and test scores do I need?

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Academic Requirements







What majors are offered?

You’ll want to go to a school that offers a program in an area you are interested in pursuing. Even if you’re not sure what your future career will be, you might want to choose a school that has options you are considering.

  • Aeronautical Engineering

  • Architecture

  • Biochemistry

  • Biology

  • Biomedical Engineering

  • Business

Does the school match my preferences?

This is often overlooked by students — you want to spend the next four years at a place you enjoy. Make sure to take time to decide on your preferences and find schools that match them.


Public / Private


School Type

Research university


Very prestigious

Typical class size


Religious affiliation


Flexibility of switching majors


Greek life importance


Co-ed / Single-sex




Campus type


LGBT friendliness


What is campus life like?

If you’re like most students, you’re interested in getting a glimpse of what your life will be like on campus. Here are some details to help you start painting that picture.

    Living Arrangement

  • Co-ed dorms

  • Suite style housing

  • All-male dorms

  • Apartments

  • All-female dorms

  • Housing for married students

  • Singles

  • Special housing for disabled students

  • Doubles

  • Sorority or fraternity housing

  • Substance-free housing


  • Rain: Low chance

  • Sun: High chance

  • Snow: High chance

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