Troy, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute


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Recent Reviews

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.

Thomas
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Renssealer Polytechnic Institute overall is a great college to attend if you can afford it. There are a few gripes here and t...

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Renssealer Polytechnic Institute overall is a great college to attend if you can afford it. There are a few gripes here and there concerning the professors and their overall ability to teach the subjects, but in my experience more often than not they get the job done. There are so many things to do on campus year round and off campus there is the great city of Troy that you can spend a lot of time enjoying, despite the fact that it is not the safest place during the night. Like any college, everything is a bit expensive and the food is not the best thing ever, but if you can get past it, there is a lot to gain from attending.

queen
What is your overall opinion of this school?

Good!

What is your overall opinion of this school?

Good!

Caroline
Alumni Perspective

RPI wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be when I first got there. It definitely is a school where you get as much as ...

Alumni Perspective

RPI wasn't as bad as I thought it was going to be when I first got there. It definitely is a school where you get as much as you put into it. And if you want to do something, you have to be willing to go find it, it is definitely there. For people who are going to be attending RPI, go in with an open mind... Don't limit yourself to what you know, broaden your horizon.

Caitlyn
What kind of person should not attend this school?

In my opinion, those who want to study liberal arts or experience a state school should not enroll at my university. This sch...

What kind of person should not attend this school?

In my opinion, those who want to study liberal arts or experience a state school should not enroll at my university. This school is primarily anchored engineering and science. Those programs are better developed from my understanding. Additionally, the degree programs do not allow for the same amounts of leisure you may find in a school with high amounts of amenities. Though my university does have many options for students to participate in aspects outside of academics, the combination of school size and academic rigor does not provide the same range of options one may find at large state university.

What should every freshman at your school know before they start?

If given the opportunity, I would tell my senior self that you need to understand that sometimes life does not always go your way. Additionally, I’d remind myself to not forget what you believe. The reason I would give this to myself is I had surgery in the first week of my first semester. This seriously altered my expected college experience. It was difficult to transition. I found myself facing difficulties beyond those of other college freshman. However, I did get placed in settings that other freshman experience. Those including having the option to potentially redefine who I would be viewed as. From what I have experienced, it is best to hang onto your beliefs and values. With there being so many other new variables, holding onto what is definitive greatly effects you. This advice would have better grounded my senior self when transitioning into college.

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  • $50,797
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