Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

110 8th St, Troy, NY

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Questions and Answers about Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Hadley D.
11 months ago
Where can I find information for the architecture pre requisite courses before I can transfer in as a junior?
Hadley D.
11 months ago
Do transfer students have to live on-campus their first year?
Mahima K.
1 year ago
Does Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute have a public database of previously transferred courses that have been accepted?
Mahima K.
1 year ago
What requirements are necessary to participate in SURP?
Mahima K.
1 year ago
What type of assistance does Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offer to help students secure internships or first jobs?
Mahima K.
1 year ago
Does Rensselaer have a symphony orchestra where I can continue my violin career at the university?
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Majors offered at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Biggest majors
Computer Science
Mechanical Engineering
Chemical Engineering

Academics at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
Somewhat Selective (43% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution
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Common careers for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute students

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Senior Software Engineer115k
Senior Mechanical Engineer100k
Software Engineer89k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)89k
Project Engineer81k
Electrical Engineer77k
Mechanical Engineer70k
Based on 14,609 student responses
72.6kAvg. Early Career Pay
135.2kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
49%in High-Meaning careers
78%in STEM careers

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Awesome study spaces and libraries
LGBTQ+ friendly
Lots of interesting clubs and activities
Great internship and research opportunities
Welcoming student body