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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Visiting and Contact Info

Visiting And Contact Information

110 Eighth Street

Troy, NY 12180-3590

United States

Phone: 518-276-6216

Fax: 518-276-4072

Website

Admissions Office Contact Info
Admissions Office Contact:Carol-Ann Casey
Title:Campus Visit & Ambassador Coordinator
Admissions Office Address:Office of Admissions
110 8th Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590
Admissions Office Phone:5182766216
Admissions Office Fax:5182764072
Admissions Office Email:caseyc@rpi.edu

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Experience College Life
Most Popular Places on Campus:Rensselaer Union
Mueller Fitness Center
Experimental Media & Performing Arts Ctr
Houston Field House (hockey arena)
ECAV
Quiet and parklike, yet full of all the conveniences of a self-contained city, Rensselaer's 275-acre campus is a blend of modern style and classic charm. The Institute is in a period of tremendous growth, building new facilities that greatly enhance the lives of our students and faculty.
Most Popular Places Off Campus:Adirondack Mountains for hiking, skiing, camping
Lake George for water sports
Saratoga Performing Arts Center and Troy Music Hall
Albany-Troy Metro Area
Berkshires (MA)

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Campus Tours
Campus Visiting Center:No
Campus Tours:Yes
     Appointment Required:Yes
     Tour Dates:Year-round
     Times:Mon-Fri 10AM-2PM
Average Length:1 hour
Contact Email Address to Sign-Up:admissions@rpi.edu

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On Campus Interviews
On Campus Interviews:No
Information Sessions:Available
Times:9am & 1pm

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Faculty and Coach Visits
Dates/Times Available:Year-round
Arrangements:Other
     Describe:caseyc@rpi.edu
Advance Notice:2 weeks
Contact Email Address for Faculty Visit:admissions@rpi.edu
Contact Email Address for Coach Visit:admissions@rpi.edu

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Class Visits
Dates Available:Academic Year
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Overnight Dorm Stays
Overnight Dorm Stays:Available
Advance Notice:3 weeks
Arrangements:Contact Admissions Office

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Transportation
Types of Transportation Available to Campus:
The Albany International Airport is 10 minutes from campus. Rail service is available from the new Albany-Rensselaer train station to New York City and other major metropolitan areas. Convenient ground transportation services include taxis, bus lines, and rental cars.
 
Driving Instructions to Campus:
From north, east, south, or west, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is easy to reach. We are centrally located near the major highways in New York State. From the North: Take I-87, the Adirondack Northway, south to Exit 7 east. Get on Route 7 headed eastbound. Follow directions to campus (below). From the South: Take I-87, the New York State Thruway, north to exit 23. At exit 23, get on I-787 north to Route 7 East, Exit 9E. Disregard the sign for Rensselaer and Russell Sage College at the previous exit. Exit 9E, Route 7 east, provides an easier approach to campus. Follow directions to campus (below). From the East: Take I-90 (Massachusetts Turnpike, Berkshire Spur of the New York Thruway), to exit B1. Continue west (13.5 miles) to I-787 north to Route 7 east, exit 9E. Disregard the sign for Rensselaer and Russell Sage College at the previous exit. Exit 9E, Route 7 east, provides an easier approach to campus. Follow directions to campus (below). From the West: Take I-90, the New York State Thruway, to exit 24. From exit 24, take I-87 north, exit 1N, to exit 7 east. Follow directions to campus (below). Directions to Campus: Cross the Collar City Bridge and follow signs for Route 7, Hoosick Street. At the 4th traffic light, turn right onto 15th Street. You will know you're at Rensselaer when you see the large RENSSELAER sign in granite at the intersection of 15th Street and Sage Avenue. Make a left at the third traffic light onto Sage Avenue. The Admissions Building will be directly in front of you. Bear to the left of the building onto Eaton Road. The parking lot will be on your right, directly behind the Admissions Building.
 
Local Accommodations: Near By:
The following hotels are located within a short drive from campus: Franklin Plaza Inn and Suites (1 Fourth Street, Troy, NY, 518-274-8800) The Albany Marriot (189 Wolf Road; 518-458-8444), Best Western-Albany Airport (200 Wolf Road; 518-458-1016), Clarion Suites (611 Troy-Schenectady Road; 518-785-5891), Days Inn (16 Wolf Road; 518-459-3600), The Desmond (660 Albany-Shaker Road; 518-869-8100), Hampton Inn-Latham (981 New London Road; 518-785-0000), Hampton Inn-Wolf Road (10 Ulenski Drive; 518-438-2822), Holiday Inn Express (946 New London Road; 518-783-6161), The Inn at the Century (997 New London Road; 518-785-0931), Microtel-Colonie (7 Rensselaer Avenue; 800-782-9121).
 
Local Accommodations: Far Away:
The Sagamore (Bolton Landing, NY; 800-628-8929 Reservations)

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Visiting and Contact Info

  • Admissions Office Address:
     
  • Office of Admissions
    110 8th Street
    Troy, NY 12180-3590
    Phone: 518-276-6216
    Fax: 518-276-4072
    Email: caseyc@rpi.edu
  • Visiting Center:
    No
  • Campus Tours:
    Yes
  • On Campus Interviews:
    No
  • Overnight Dorm Stays:
    Available
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