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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY
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Campus Life and Facilities

Rensselaer Students Say...

Everyone agrees that RPI is just the right size: “The kind of size where you don’t know everybody but you see ten people you know as you walk across campus (and it only takes ten minutes to walk across campus).” People at RPI “don’t care how weird or different you are, they let you be.” “You can be ... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

110 Eighth Street

Troy, NY 12180-3590

United States

Phone: 518-276-6216

Fax: 518-276-4072

Website

Student Housing

All Undergraduates Living on Campus:
57%
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:
Yes

Housing Options

Coed dorms Special housing for disabled student Fraternity/sorority housing Apartments for married students Apartments for single students Theme Housing

Student Activities

GREEK LIFE: % OF STUDENT BODY WHO...

Student Activities

Academic Groups Chamber Orchestra Debating Club Fraternities Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups Glee Club Improv comedy International Student Groups Literary Magazine Minority Student Groups Political Discussion Groups Radio Station Religious Groups Singing Groups Social Services Group Sororities Speakers Forum Student Film Society Student Union Team Managers Theater Program
Registered Student Organizations
205
Number of Honor Societies
40
Number of Social Sororities
5
Number of Religious Organizations
11

Sports

Athletic Division :Division III Men's Sports Team Name :Engineers Women's Sports Team Name :Engineers
# of sports for women, varsity
12
# of sports for men, varsity
13

Women's Athletics List, Varsity

Basketball CrossCountry Diving FieldHockey IceHockey Lacrosse Soccer Softball Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor TrackFieldIndoor

Men's Athletics list, Varsity

Baseball Basketball CrossCountry Diving Football Golf IceHockey Lacrosse Soccer Swimming Tennis TrackFieldOutdoor TrackFieldIndoor

Student Services

Other Services
DayCare
Health
WomensCenter
LGBT Support Groups
Yes
Description
http://rpa.union.rpi.edu/
Minority Support Groups
Yes
Description
http://doso.rpi.edu/update.do?catcenterkey=3

Technology On Campus / Facilities

Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes Email and Web Access Available: Yes % of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 88% Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 130 Average Number of PC's per Lab: 30.00 Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes Fee for Network Use: No Student Web Pages Permitted: Yes Student Web Pages Provided: Yes Partnerships with Technology Companies: Yes Online Class Registration Available: Yes Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: Yes Undergraduates that Own Computers: 100% Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes Description: RPI has a special arrangement with Lenovo for high end ThinkPads. See http://www.rpi.edu/laptops for details Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: Yes Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: Yes Special Facilities: Shelnutt Art Gallery in the Student Union;The George M. Low Gallery (museum); Center for Terahertz Research; Nanoscale Science and Engineering Centers (NSEC); Center for Biotechnology and Interdisciplinary Studies; Gaerttner Linear Accelerator (LINAC) Laboratory; Hirsch Observatory; RPIdeaLab and Incubator Program (supports student business ventures); Rensselaer Technology Park; Darrin Fresh Water Institute at Lake George; Experimental Media and Performing Arts Center (EMPAC - under construction); Lighting Research Center; Social and Behavioral Research Laboratory; O.T. Swanson Multidisciplinary Laboratory; and other research centers and laboratories as described at www.rpi.edu/research/research_centers.html,Computational Center for Nanotechnology Innovations (CCNI); http://www.rpi.edu/dept/ess/greening/EECbooks.html Ecologic Environmental Library(EEC)
ROTC
Army ROTC Offered:On-Campus
Navy ROTC Offered:On-Campus
Air Force ROTC Offered:On-Campus
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Campus Life & Facilities

  • Quality of Life Rating:
    77
  • Fire Safety Rating:
    87
  • Green Rating:
    75
  • Campus Environment:
    City
  • First-Year Students
    Living on Campus:
    100%
  • All Undergraduates
    Living on Campus:
    57%
  • # of Organizations:
    205
  • # of Honor Societies:
    40
  • # of Social Sororities:
    5
  • # of Social Fraternities:
    32
  • Number of Religious
    Organizations:
    11
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