Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) – Best Values in Colleges
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Overall Ranking: 228
Private Colleges Ranking: 75

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Freshmen who submitted SAT 66%
Freshmen who submitted ACT 34%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+43%
600-69947%
600+90%

SAT Math Score

700+69%
600-69928%
600+97%

ACT Score

30-3653%
24-2943%
24+96%

Students applied19,505
Students admitted8,420
Admission rate43%

Students per faculty13

4-year graduation rate61%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$52,550
Fees$—
Room and board$15,260
Estimated book expense$2,858
Total cost$71,998

Cost after need-based aid$37,104
Cost after non-need-based aid$52,667

Average debt at graduation$35,625

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$82,000

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met80%
Average need-based aid$34,894
Average non-need-based aid$19,331

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,366

Full-Time

Men4,309
Women2,031

Part-Time

Men16
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.
† - Percentage of all undergraduates without need who received non-need-based aid.
‡ - Number of students who received non-need-based aid is less than 0.5%.
§ - For non-Mormons; $14,096 for Mormons.
* - All admitted students received a four-year tuition scholarship of $39,400 for the 2018-19 academic year.
& - Includes fees, room and board and estimated book expense.
NA - Not available.
NR – Not ranked.

SOURCES - Peterson's Databases (© 2019 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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