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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Visiting And Contact Information

110 Eighth Street

Troy, NY 12180-3590

United States

Phone: 518-276-6216

Fax: 518-276-4072

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Freshman Academic Profile
Admissions Selectivity Rating: 95
SAT:
% Submitting Score:74%
     Critical Reading Middle 50%:620 - 720
     Math Middle 50%:670 - 768
ACT:
% Submitting Score:26%
     ACT Middle 50%:27 - 31
     % with GPA 3.75 of higher:68%
     % with GPA 3.50 - 3.74:20%
     % with GPA 3.25 - 3.49:8%
     % with GPA 3.0 - 3.24:3%
     % with GPA 2.5 - 2.99:1%
Students in Top Tenth of HS Class:72%
Students in Top Quarter of HS Class:95%
Freshman Student from Public School High Schools:71%
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Freshman Acceptance & Retention
Total applicants: 16,150
Total applicants who are accepted: 6,654
Total of accepted students who enroll: 1,411
% of students who return for their sophomore year: 93%
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Application Process
Application Fee: $70.00
Application Fee Waiver Available: Yes
Online Application Fee Policy:Reduced
Early Decision Application Deadline: 11/01
Early Decision Notification Date: 12/14
Early Decision II Application Deadline: 12/15
Early Decision II Notification Date: 01/18
Regular Application Deadline: 01/15
Regular Notification Date: 03/08
Transfer Students Accepted: Yes
TOEFL required for non-native English speakers: Yes
Admissons Deposit Deadline: 05/01
Admission for Non-Fall Terms: Yes
Deferred Admission: Yes
Maximum Period of Postponement: 1 year
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Freshman Admissions Factors
Academic CriteriaImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record:Very important
Class Rank:Very important
Academic GPA:Very important
Standardized Test Scores:Very important
Application Essay:Important
Recommendation(s):Important
 
Non-Academic CriteriaImportance
Interview:Not Considered
Extracurricular Activities:Important
Talent / Ability:Considered
Character / Personal Qualities:Important
First Generation:Not Considered
Alumni/ AE Relation:Considered
Geographical Residence:Considered
State Residency:Not Considered
Religious Affiliation / Commitment:Not Considered
Racial / Ethnic Status:Considered
Volunteer Work:Considered
Work Experience:Considered
Level of applicant's interest:Important
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Freshman Academic Requirements
High School Completion:High school diploma required GED is accepted
Academic Units Required:
     Total Academic Units:15
     English:4
     Mathematics:4
     Science:3
     Social Studies:2
Academic Units Recommended:
     Science:4
     Social Studies:3
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Key Statistics

Admissions

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
    95
  • SAT:
     
  •      Reading Middle 50%:
    620 - 720
  •      Math Middle 50%:
    670 - 768
  • ACT:
     
  •      ACT Middle 50%:
    27 - 31
  • Early Decision Application Deadline:
    11/01
  • Regular Application Deadline:
    01/15
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