Troy, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


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Recent Reviews

Jacob
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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
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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.

Jack
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Fiscally irresponsible, heavy-handed administration that has taken extreme measures to dismantle student and faculty governme...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Fiscally irresponsible, heavy-handed administration that has taken extreme measures to dismantle student and faculty governments, stifle free speech, and has nothing to show for it except an every-increasing price tag.

Kierra
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Overall, RPI is great place to learn and receive a great education. Certain classes can be very challenging and except to sp...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, RPI is great place to learn and receive a great education. Certain classes can be very challenging and except to spend a large portion of time studying for exams and doing class work. Professors are very accessible and willing to work with students.

Cole
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Rensselaer is organized, if anything. There are always programs and activities going on. This school makes sure that there is...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Rensselaer is organized, if anything. There are always programs and activities going on. This school makes sure that there is help where it's needed. All professors are required to have office hours for every class they teach. There are free tutoring facilities that are run weekly for many classes. If you desire a peer tutor, the school will set you up with one at a minimum price of $25/ hour. Most of the professors are good to great with a few bad apples here and there. The average in national tests for this school is often higher than the national average. The school is uphill of downtown troy, which isn't the safest place, but I always feel safe on campus. the school requires on campus living and participation in a meal plan for the first two years unless otherwise stated by a doctor's note. This is most definitely more expensive than the alternative and I wish I could have gotten out of it. While a little expensive, Rensselaer is definitely a great school to attend.

Emma
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I have a very positive overall opinion of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The campus is beautiful and the staff and student...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I have a very positive overall opinion of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. The campus is beautiful and the staff and students are all very accepting, welcoming and helpful when needed. The dorms are very nice, even the ones that the freshmen have to live in. The atmosphere is very academic but can also be very fun as well.

Adrianna
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Overall, RPI is a good school. Top notch academics, great extracurriculars, and good people. The food sucks, and the housing ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Overall, RPI is a good school. Top notch academics, great extracurriculars, and good people. The food sucks, and the housing isn't that great, but you get used to it. If you can't deal with crappy food, small dorms, and a city with no social life, RPI isn't the school for you. But if you can get past all of that, you can get a really great education.

Madison
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I feel very comfortable here and know that I have chosen the best possible school for me. The professors are all very knowled...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I feel very comfortable here and know that I have chosen the best possible school for me. The professors are all very knowledgeable. I participate in athletics and love that almost all of the student athletes are both committed to the academics and the competition. It is an amazing school, academically and socially.

Sarah
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RPI is a school with a wonderful environment full of students who come together with a diverse set of ideas for the mutual pu...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

RPI is a school with a wonderful environment full of students who come together with a diverse set of ideas for the mutual purpose of pursuing education in science and technology. We all help each other out and stand together as a community through all years and majors. Everyone is different, but we are all there for the same purpose and that creates an environment of nerdiness and academia great for people from all sorts of backgrounds and ideals.

Maria
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It is a very nice school, the students here have a really high level of education and they're very diligent in their work, wh...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a very nice school, the students here have a really high level of education and they're very diligent in their work, which also makes you very motivated to be devoted in academics as well. In terms of the professors, speaking about my major, it is quite nice that you can find at least one professor who could help you with your own aspirations and interests.

Details

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

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