Troy, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


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Recent Reviews

Zoe
What is your overall opinion of this school?

RPI is a very nerdy school. People here are usually very smart and often tend to be from wealthier families because the tuiti...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

RPI is a very nerdy school. People here are usually very smart and often tend to be from wealthier families because the tuition is so high. Teachers tend to be pretty friendly if you take the time to get to know them. Parties happen but if you don't participate in that sort of stuff its very acceptable. There aren't many sports besides hockey.

Chen
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Being an international student here is hard. As a Chinese student who have friends on both sides, I'll say the gap between th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Being an international student here is hard. As a Chinese student who have friends on both sides, I'll say the gap between the majority student body and international students is huge. If I walk into a classroom not knowing anyone, people will just assume that I don't speak English and they will all gather in their own ethic groups around the room. You can't blame them, because people like people who like them, but sometimes the blatant racism is just overwhelming. I've encountered a few occasions myself, whether is people yelling 'Ch**gch**g ' or talking about Chinese people in general in a demeaning tone loudly in public (this happens on daily basis), and it's heartbreaking to see all this happening yet you can do nothing about it. People seem to forget that earth is just a planet full of people; we all have the same desires and feelings on so many levels, and yes l feel awful when people are trying to dehumanize me.

Chloe
What is your overall opinion of this school?

RPI has an incredibly accepting and friendly community! The students are always open to conversation and making new friends. ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

RPI has an incredibly accepting and friendly community! The students are always open to conversation and making new friends. Classes are difficult, but there is always someone (a TA, professor, or peer) who is willing to help you understand. There are plenty of extracurricular activities for any hobbies, but the workload often takes up any free time. RPI's career connections are exceptional and many students graduate with a career already in progress, which makes for very good return on investment.

Amy
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a good institution. There is a lot of stress and pressure placed on the students but you learn a lot. Kids are tired ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a good institution. There is a lot of stress and pressure placed on the students but you learn a lot. Kids are tired but overall nice to each other. The school does try to support students but these resources are not always fully utilized. Housing is fair and well kept even though the buildings are older.

Fariha
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a good school with an even better reputation. There are definitely perks to going here such as big name company recruit...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a good school with an even better reputation. There are definitely perks to going here such as big name company recruiters and top research facilities. Housing and food are not the best on campus but definitely plenty of restaurants in Troy. Professors are usually very helpful. Weather is very cold and geographically it is very hilly. There are plenty of clubs to join.

Laura
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it is a good institution for learning. The student body is very tight-knit. I am not sure about getting a job once le...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it is a good institution for learning. The student body is very tight-knit. I am not sure about getting a job once leaving since I don't feel that I have been adequately prepared for interviews, elevator pitches, or selling myself. The school is also, admittedly, a tough grader.

Juliana
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, the administration is apathetic and makes bad decisions as a whole, but on an individual level they really do care a...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, the administration is apathetic and makes bad decisions as a whole, but on an individual level they really do care about students. There are resources available for everyone that are easily accessible. Social life is kind of meh, but you don't go to RPI to have a social life; you go for academics, and it excels at that.

Chisela
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a very academically rigorous school that challenges me mentally in every way every single...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a very academically rigorous school that challenges me mentally in every way every single day . Like any school, it has its ups and downs, but over all, I've enjoyed my Rensselaer experience so far, and expect it to continue this way.

Jacob
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have been fortunate enough to be part of the football program which provides excellent opportunities for mentors and suppor...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have been fortunate enough to be part of the football program which provides excellent opportunities for mentors and support. The academics are challenging and I am putting a great deal of time into studying, study halls and group sessions. I still feel so sure that this is the field I want to pursue and RPI is getting me where to the level I need to be. I am glad I decided on RPI.

Brian
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It would be great if the administration wasn't straight up shit, not the teachers but the president and board of trustees. Do...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It would be great if the administration wasn't straight up shit, not the teachers but the president and board of trustees. Do you know how hard it is for a college president to become widely known an d hated? Not easy but Jackson did it. The faculty and students are almost at war with them, it goes as far as the administration trying to shut down protests and looking into legal action when we didn't stop. If you're looking for somewhere to send your kid so they don't challenge authorities and only do what they are told this might be your place, but hopefully not for long.

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

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