Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is a private, technical institution. It educates the leaders of tomorrow's technologically based companies. Programs are offered through the Schools of Architecture, Engineering, Humanities and Social Sciences, Management, and Science. The education takes place in state-of-the-art classrooms with revitalized undergraduate curricula that have won three prestigious awards in the last two years. Hands-on undergraduate research and team-based projects are the hallmark of an exciting and rigorous curriculum. Campus life beyond the classroom includes 23 NCAA sports and over 130 clubs and governmental activities. Its 260-acre campus is located in Troy, 15 miles from Albany.

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collegeType
Private
studentType
Coed
6,283
Undergraduates
4,323
Men - 68.8%
1,961
Women - 31.2%
1,333
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
57% of 16,661 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.93
SAT Math
722 average
680-780 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
671 average
620-720 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
29-34 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$76,337
Tuition and Fees
$57,100
Room and Board
$16,379
Average Percent of Need Met
18%
Average Freshman Award
$46,293
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$40,450
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
495
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
23%
10-19
27%
20-29
16%
30-39
12%
40-49
8%
50-99
10%
Over 100
3%
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Troy Population
48,804
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Albany, NY
Freshman Housing Guarantee
College offers housing to students
Students in College Housing
21% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Red Hawk
Sororities
16% of women participate
Fraternities
21% of men participate
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
American Indian/Alaskan Native
0.2%
Asian
19.9%
Black/African-American
5.5%
Hispanic/Latino
12.6%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
5.5%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
52.3%
Unknown
4%
International Students
15.9% from 26 countries
First-Year Students Returning
90.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
74.1%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
93%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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