Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY)


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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is ranked 74 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 238 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 63%
Applicants who took ACT 37%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+32%
600-69949%
600+81%

SAT Math Score

700+62%
600-69933%
600+95%

ACT Score

30-3657%
24-2939%
24+96%

Students applied18,524
Students admitted8,215
Admission rate44%

Students per faculty13

4-year graduation rate61%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$51,000
Fees$1,305
Room and board$14,960
Estimated book expense$2,867
Total cost$70,132

Cost after need-based aid$37,013
Cost after non-need-based aid$52,212

Average debt at graduation$35,000

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$77,900

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met80%
Average need-based aid$33,119
Average non-need-based aid$17,920

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment6,265

Full-Time

Men4,271
Women1,975

Part-Time

Men14
Women5

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.

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SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2017 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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