Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Acceptance Rate 47 %
SAT Average 1,390
Tuition & Fees $57,012
Student Population 7,895
Average Financial Aid Amount Received $31,034

Academic Overview

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Campus, Troy, NY
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a private (not-for-profit), 4 or more years institute located in Troy, New York. It is a Research University (high research activity) by Carnegie Classification and its highest degree is Doctor's degree - research/scholarship. The 2021 tuition & fees are $57,012 for undergraduate students. The school offers both undergraduate and graduate programs and a total of 7,895 students are enrolled. The acceptance rate of undergraduate school is 47% and the graduation rate is 85% last year.
The salary after graduation from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute varies by major programs where the average earning after 10 years is $86,000. You can check the average salary by the major programs on the area of study page.

2021 Tuition & Fees

For undergraduate school, in the academic year 2020-2021, tuition and fees of Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute are $57,012. For graduate schools, its 2021 tuition and fees are $58,325 on average.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 2021 Tuition & Fees
[Chart] 2020-2021 Tuition & Fees

Key Academic Statistics

The following chart illustrates the 2021 key academic statistics at RPI. The acceptance rate of RPI is 47% and the yield (enrollment rate) is 19%. The average graduation rate is 85% and the transfer-out rate is 3%. The average received amount of financial aid is $31,034 and 86% of undergraduate students received grants or scholarship aid. A total of 7,895 students is attending including both undergraduate and graduate students, and the student to faculty ratio is 13 to 1.
Acceptance Rate for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 47 %.
Acceptance Rate
Graduation Rate for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 85 %
Graduation Rate
Transfer-out Rate for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 3 %
Transfer-out Rate
Retention Rate for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 92 %
Retention Rate
Student Population for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 7,895
Student Population
Student to Faculty Ratio for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 13 to 1
Student to Faculty Ratio
13 to 1
The average received amount of financial aid is $31,034 at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Financial Aid Amount

Offered Degrees

RPI offers 145 major programs on-site (in-person class) only. The following table lists the number of programs by offered degree with online class availabilities.
Offered Major Programs
Award LevelTotal Number of ProgramsAvailable Online Class
Bachelor's Degree500
Master's Degree560
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship390

Special Learning Opportunities

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute does not offer online classes (distance learning opportunities) for any degree program. The school provides ROTC and study abroad - opportunity which a student completes part of the college program studying in another country programs to its students.
Freshmen (full-time) are required to live in on-campus house (e.g. dorms) at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
Special Learning Opportunities
Online ClassNo
ROTCArmy, NAVY, Air Force
Weekend/Evening College
Teacher Certification
Study Abroad
Campus Housing
(Dormitory Capacity:3,930)
Board/Meal Plan
(Typical Annual Charge: $6,610)

Veterans Benefits

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has programs, benefits and/or services to veterans, military service members, or their families.
Veterans Benefits
Yellow Ribbon Program
(officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Credit for military training
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military service members, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Member of Servicemembers Opportunity Colleges