Troy, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


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Recent Reviews

Kierra
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 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
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 ...

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
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 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
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 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
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, 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.

Araben
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love RPI. It definitely isn't the right school for everyone though. If you enjoy big parties and easy classes, RPI isn't th...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I love RPI. It definitely isn't the right school for everyone though. If you enjoy big parties and easy classes, RPI isn't the place for you. If, on the other hand, you enjoy a fairly small campus with rigorous classes and a student populous that seems dead most of the time, the go ahead.

Jen
What is your overall opinion of this school?

RPI is filled with intelligent and diverse individuals. There are many different clubs on campus and it isn't hard to get inv...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

RPI is filled with intelligent and diverse individuals. There are many different clubs on campus and it isn't hard to get involved. You just need to put yourself out there. I have met a lot of great people here, and enjoy the campus. Especially when the weather is nice out, the campus looks exotic and comforting. The back of the gym looks like a castle..? How cool is that.

Patricia
What is your overall opinion of this school?

RPI is a school that is very well known for it's difficult coursework and smart students. This is no rumor - classes here ar...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

RPI is a school that is very well known for it's difficult coursework and smart students. This is no rumor - classes here are difficult. However, RPI has a huge community devoted to helping underclassmen succeed - there is tutoring, mentoring, office hours (for both profs and TAs), and so many sources of back work. RPI is also pretty well rounded - there's multiple music groups, art and performance groups, and other interest groups that make it fun to be part of the community. There's also downtown Troy very near by, where there's multiple small stores, cafes, and restaurants which are great! Overall, though RPI is a difficult (and at times very stressful) school, it's a school I love and in my 3rd year I can still say I'm glad I chose it.

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

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