Troy, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


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Recent Reviews

Amanda
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It’s a great school for engineering majors, but other majors are taken very seriously as well. They are dedicated to educatio...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It’s a great school for engineering majors, but other majors are taken very seriously as well. They are dedicated to education. The school is high quality and high class. The studies are very challenging but there is a fun environment outside of class.

Erin
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Rensselaer was both better than I expected and worse than I expected. Albeit, the dorms were not of top-notch quality: ripped...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Rensselaer was both better than I expected and worse than I expected. Albeit, the dorms were not of top-notch quality: ripped stair carpets, leaking washing machines, old, outdated brick buildings. However, the quality of the people makes up for it: I had amazing professors that were passionate about their subject and cared about teaching their students. I met some great friends who both encouraged my academic progress and helped me de-stress. I think there's a good assortment of greek life and groups that help students find their 'clique' (if I would even call it that). I admit that it's not as sociable as some colleges out there, but as long as you aren't afraid to put yourself out there and meet people, then it's smooth sailing. I think there's a perfect mix of 'nerdiness' and 'fun' that makes me assured that I will get a good education and make great memories along the way... can't wait for off-campus housing though haha!

crystal
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute became my first choice college after attending tours and several events on campus for prospe...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute became my first choice college after attending tours and several events on campus for prospective students. I ended up applying early decision II. Overall, RPI offers a phenomenal academics with countless opportunities for the students. There are many extracurriculars to be involved in. The campus is beautiful in my opinion and I love the aesthetic of especially the library. I am a rising sophomore are so far I am still content with my decision to pick RPI, it’s definitely not perfect but the things that it offers it’s students outweighs the faults.

Evan
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It is a great academic school to attend and is well known by top employers. I knew what I was getting into before I chose it,...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a great academic school to attend and is well known by top employers. I knew what I was getting into before I chose it, in terms of social life, but the social life is a lot better than I expected it to be. The workload can be very stressful at times, but I have become friends with a group of similar people and we are all getting through it together.

Katherine
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Rensselaer is a great school. I came mainly for the stellar academics it has to offer. I also came because the school offered...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Rensselaer is a great school. I came mainly for the stellar academics it has to offer. I also came because the school offered a program that would allow me to get my masters degree in five years or less. One thing I dislike is how expensive both tuition and housing is. I also dislike the rule that freshman aren't allowed to have cars on campus, it make getting places very difficult.

Tuuyen
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RPI is the perfect college for me because of its importance in academics. It's a STEM school which helps with my aspirations ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

RPI is the perfect college for me because of its importance in academics. It's a STEM school which helps with my aspirations for math and biology. If you get the right professor, they teach very well and know their subject. If you're struggling, you have lots of resources available in buildings related to your major. The library and student union are my favorite places to study. It's not much of a party school but there are parties. There are some clubs that have parties at one of the upperclassman's house which is nice because it's never too crowded and you're safe with your friends. Overall, the environment is one of the best.

Steven
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Rensselaer is a great school to be at. Everyone around campus is really friendly and enjoys being there. Even though classes ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Rensselaer is a great school to be at. Everyone around campus is really friendly and enjoys being there. Even though classes can be very challenging at times there is an atmosphere of camaraderie and students work to get through them together. The campus is beautiful especially in the fall and the spring and despite the city of Troy being not having the best reputation campus is isolated from the city largely and is perfectly safe. There are tons of fun activities to do in the are like visiting the Troy Farmer's Market and the many lakes and state parks nearby. On campus there are tons of student led organizations where everyone can find something they love to do. The hockey games are a ton of fun to go to and there are always events happening around campus organized by the Student Union. Even though a lot of the public isn't familiar with RPI, the school has an excellent reputation among employers so pretty much everyone finds a job when they graduate.

Billy
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I love it here, it's been a lot of fun so far when I first visited. People tend to knock the school for things like technolog...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love it here, it's been a lot of fun so far when I first visited. People tend to knock the school for things like technology innovations and Troy, but I honestly haven't seen an issue with either so far. Neither takes away from the value of the education that students receive at RPI nor does it take away from its name value. On the other hand, Troy is also pretty nice. I love going there on the weekends, and I don't see what more to expect from the buildings in the town/campus considering many are over 200 years old and there are constant renovations being done.

Dongjun
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a great place to receive an education in engineering and the likes. It is filled with ple...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a great place to receive an education in engineering and the likes. It is filled with plenty of supportive professors and students who create an atmosphere that influences a strong work ethic and dedication to academics. That being said, the campus quality is mediocre, as the buildings clearly appear to be outdated. The food is subpar and does not make students excited for dining hall meals. Greek life is prominent throughout the campus, but parties are not as abundant as other schools. Overall, I would say that coming to RPI is a good decision for those who want to pursue an engineering degree in a renowned institution, surrounded by peers who will encourage behavior that will place students on a trajectory that will get them far in life.

Sanjay
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RPI is where opportunity is held; it's where greatness is cultivated. Everything about the school - the surrounding areas of...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

RPI is where opportunity is held; it's where greatness is cultivated. Everything about the school - the surrounding areas of Troy and Albany, the education, the collective students' motivation - the slowed-down nature of Troy compared to, say, NYC, along with the seemingly high quality of education, collectively makes me want to do better - and I 'm not even attending there yet. I cannot wait to go to this school.

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  • 6,265
  • Tuition & Fees
  • $50,797
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  • 44%

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