Troy, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


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Recent Reviews

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.

Yurim
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a semi-big school and the studies are challenging but manageable. We do have super high-tech facilities at EMPAC so perf...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It's a semi-big school and the studies are challenging but manageable. We do have super high-tech facilities at EMPAC so performers and artists hold concerts or come to work on projects quite often. The engineering curricula are well renowned to prepare students to find positions. So, overall, great school!

Crystal
What is your overall opinion of this school?

RPI is a great school with great academics. There are plenty of different clubs to join. From my perspective, a great way to ...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

RPI is a great school with great academics. There are plenty of different clubs to join. From my perspective, a great way to meet new people quickly is to join a fraternity or sorority. It's also one way to get you outside your dorm. The student's here are very smart but they also know how have fun. One downside about RPI is that it's in Troy and there's not much to do around here unless you have a car. Overall I'm happy made the decision to come here. I don't regret it at all.

Autumn
What is your overall opinion of this school?

RPI has a place for everyone, there are many different types of social groups where anyone can find their niche. For academic...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

RPI has a place for everyone, there are many different types of social groups where anyone can find their niche. For academics, they are challenging but, the professors are very accessible and willing to spend lots of their time to help you succeed,

John
What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it is a great opportunity for all people. There is much to be learned from the excellent classes and professors. As...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

I think it is a great opportunity for all people. There is much to be learned from the excellent classes and professors. As far as the social scene, you get out what you put in. If you are shy and not very outgoing, there are people like you. If you want to go party, you will be able to find parties! There is something for everybody.

Priyanka
What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a fantastic school for academics. In my opinion though, it is not worth the hefty price tag that comes with earning a d...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

It is a fantastic school for academics. In my opinion though, it is not worth the hefty price tag that comes with earning a degree. Better facilities and opportunities could be found for this same price at a state-funded university. The academic atmosphere is unparalleled. This quality of education and guidance would be hard to find elsewhere.

Kenneth
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Here's an honest review. There is no school in this country that will give you the same experience as RPI, assuming you are w...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Here's an honest review. There is no school in this country that will give you the same experience as RPI, assuming you are willing to go out and experience it of course. Though, even if you are a total introvert, you still will have friends all around, most of which are also sitting in their rooms play Smash Bros. or LoL to no end. But should you actually be social, you will find that this school has some amazing people, both in the student body, and in the faculty. Sure the administration, may be out to get us, not putting A/C in some buildings despite them being hot like Hell, trying to make our student run Union overseen by some non-student admin, and things of that nature, but the friends, the connections. the experiences you will have here will be worth it all. Be it a greek rush event where you went cliff diving, or a small house party off campus, or even being forced to watch Supernatural at 3 in the morning while you are trying to finish a lab report that is due in like 6 hours but no you HAVE to watch that episode because it's relevant according to your friend. ..sorry, carried away. Regardless, the experiences here, and the people who cause them, are well worth any administrative short comings. Also if you like hockey, you're in the right place.

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

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