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About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
  • Year of Foundation 1824
  • Size of Campus 284 acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 4,951
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 28%, 72%, 58%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $39,600
  • Room and Board $11,465
  • Nonfall Registration Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition More selective
  • Application Fee 70
  • Enrollment No. 5,539
The university offers degrees from five schools: Engineering; Science; Architecture; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; and the Lally School of Management & Technology; as well as an interdisciplinary degree in Information Technology. Institute programs serve undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals around the world. For almost two centuries, Rensselaer has maintained its reputation for providing an undergraduate education of undisputed intellectual rigor based on educational innovation in the laboratory, classroom, and studio. The Institute is especially well-known for its success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace so that new discoveries and inventions benefit human life, protect the environment, and strengthen economic development.
Social Life And Activities
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Percent students who are frat members 39%
  • Number of frat chapter houses 25
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 18%
  • Number of honor societies White Key; Phalanx; TriBeta; Pre-Med Honor Society AED; Sigma XI; Tau Beta Pi; Chi Epsilon; Alpha Pi Mu; Eta Kappa Nu; Alpha Sigma Mu; Pi Tau Sigma; Sigma Gamma Tau; Epsilon Delta Sigma; Beta Gamma Sigma.
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Grand Marshal Week/student government elections; Big Red Freakout; International Festival; Senior Week; Activity Fair; Black Awareness Week; Hispanic Heritage Month; Black History Month; Asian Awareness Week; Communiversity; Family Weekend; Alumni Weekend;
  • Number of frats 32
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) African Caribbean Student Assoc (cultural); Alianza Latina (cultural); Black Student Alliance (cultural); Chinese American Student Association (cultural); Chinese Student Assoc (International); Hellenic Student Assoc (Inter
  • Number of sororities 5
  • Number of students in fraternities 32
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, hazing prohibited, other
  • Other on-campus organizations N/A
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) Brothers and Sisters in Christ, Rensselaer Christian Association, Hillel, Hindu Students Association, Indian Christian Fellowship, Muslim Student Association, Newman Catholic Fellowship, Korean Christian Fellowship, Knights
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus No
  • Distance to nearest airport Albany, NY (10)
  • Distance to nearest train Albany, NY (10)
  • Distance to nearest bus Albany, NY (10)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 58%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 75%
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 22%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 16
  • College campus housing availability Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 6%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 14%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined N/A
  • Number of students using college housing 56%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (77%), sorority housing (1%), fraternity housing (1%), apartments for married students (2%), apartment for single students (18%), special housing for disabled students (0%), other housing options (1%)
Campus Services
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 4,625
  • Number Of Microforms 582,575
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help math, writing, study skills
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 1,272
  • Student Computer Availability Yes
  • OS of Wifi Network Microsoft
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 168,307
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, military, personal, veteran student, academic, older student, psychological, birth control, religious
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 20
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
  • Number of e-books 33,000
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 3,282
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Library Facilities The Cole Library, supporting the Rensselaer at Hartford program. Rensselaer is a member of the Connect NY Consortium. Members of this project provide rapid access to their shared book collections. Current members include Bard College, Colgate University,
  • Number Of Books in Library 494,428
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Museums In September 2004 Rensselaer opened the Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies. The 218,000-square-foot facility houses more than 400 faculty, staff, and student researchers in biotechnology, information technology, and related disciplines.
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in some of the college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Number Of Subscriptions 43,733
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 326
  • Computer Courses Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 33%
  • Career placment and training co-op education, on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs GE; IBM; United Technologies; Accenture; Lockheed Martin; CGI-AMS; BAE Systems; Bank of America; General Dynamics; Goldman Sachs & Company; Northrop Grumman; Westinghouse.
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 64%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,600
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