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
5,895
Undergraduates
4,092
Men - 69.4%
1,804
Women - 30.6%
1,096
Graduate Students
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Entrance Difficulty
Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate
64% of 16,854 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 15
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA
3.9
SAT Math
722 average
700-780 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
671 average
660-740 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
30 average
30-34 range of middle 50%
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Cost of Attendance
$83,974
Tuition and Fees
$61,884
Room and Board
$17,530
Average Percent of Need Met
73%
Average Freshman Award
$50,655
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$41,523
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Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
453
Regular Class Size (Students)
2-9
27%
10-19
27%
20-29
17%
30-39
13%
40-49
6%
50-99
9%
Over 100
1%
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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
56% 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
0.1%
Asian
22.1%
Black/African-American
5.5%
Hispanic/Latino
12.3%
Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
6%
Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
0%
White
48.3%
Unknown
5.6%
International Students
11.7% from 26 countries
First-Year Students Returning
89.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
65.3%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
93%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
34.0%
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