What Makes Us Special

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is the nation's oldest technological research university. The university offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences, information technology, architecture, management, and the humanities and social sciences. Institute programs serve undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals worldwide. Rensselaer faculty are known for pre-eminence in research conducted in a wide range of fields, with emphasis in biotechnology, nanotechnology, computational science and engineering, and the media arts and technology.

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Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class

Critical Reading620-720

Average High School GPA of Freshman Class: 3.77

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 31%
Men 69%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 93%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2014-15  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
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About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 15:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 96%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 461 253 147 19 880

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