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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)


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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is ranked 79 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 259 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 69%
Applicants who took ACT 31%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+33%
600-69950%
600+83%

SAT Math Score

700+65%
600-69931%
600+96%

ACT Score

30-3650%
24-2944%
24+94%

Students applied18,602
Students admitted6,976
Admission rate38%

Students per faculty15

4-year graduation rate61%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$48,100
Fees$1,241
Room and board$14,095
Estimated book expense$2,736
Total cost$66,172

Cost after need-based aid$37,645
Cost after non-need-based aid$50,312

Average debt at graduation$41,814

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$81,700

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met77%
Average need-based aid$28,527
Average non-need-based aid$15,860

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment5,618

Full-Time

Men3,888
Women1,710

Part-Time

Men10
Women10

Freshmen retained93%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database. (© 2015 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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