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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Overview
Type of school: Private institution
Year founded: 1824
Affiliation: None
Academic calendar: Semester
Undergraduate student body: 5,193
Environment: Urban
Endowment: $624,279,000
Admissions Address

110 Eighth Street
Troy, NY 12180-3590

Website

http://www.rpi.edu

Admissions E-mail

admissions@rpi.edu


 

QuickFacts
Selectivity: More Selective
Average high school GPA: 3.7
Send application by: January 15
Admissions Contact Information
Admissions director: James G Nondorf
Admissions office telephone: (518) 276-6216
Fall 2008 Admissions Deadlines Regular decision
Send application by: January 15
Decision sent by: March 15
Accept offer by: May 1
Early decision
Send application by: November 1
 
Decision sent by: December 31
Early action
Not offered Application fee: $70
Is the fee refundable? No
Can fee be waived for students with financial need? Yes
Does school have a waiting list? Yes
Can admission be deferred? Yes
Accepted application formats:
Applications on floppy disks: No
Applications via E-mail: No
Electronic application:
 
http://admissions.rpi.edu Tuition deposit: $300 (Nonrefundable)
Room deposit: N/A
Admissions Requirements
High school completion requirement: High school diploma is required and GED is accepted
General college-preparatory program: Required
Distribution of high school units required and/or recommended*
  Units Required Units Recommended
English 4 N/A
Mathematics 4 N/A
Science 3 4
Lab N/A N/A
Foreign language N/A N/A
Social studies 2 3
History N/A N/A
Academic electives N/A N/A
Total academic units 15 N/A

*One unit equals one year of study or its equivalent.
 
Campus visit: Recommended
Admissions interview: Neither required nor recommended
Off-campus interview: Not available
 
Does the college use SAT or ACT scores in admissions decisions for first-time, first-year applicants? Yes
SAT/ACT requirements: Either SAT or ACT required.
SAT/ACT scores must be received by: January 1
Tests accepted for Fall 2008 entering class: ACT with writing
SAT Subject Test scores must be received by: November 30
 
Open admission policy? No
What is the relative importance of specific academic factors in admission decisions?
Rigor of secondary school record: Very important
 
Class rank: Very important
Academic GPA: Very important
Standardized test scores: Very important
Application essay: Important
Recommendation: Important
What is the relative importance of specific nonacademic factors in admission decisions?
Interview: Not considered
Extracurricular activities: Important
Talent/ability: Considered
Character/personal qualities: Important
First generation: Not considered
Alumni/ae relation: Considered
Geographical residence: Considered
State residency: Not considered
Religious affiliation/commitment: Not considered
Racial/ethnic status: Considered
Volunteer work: Considered
Work experience: Considered
Level of applicant's interest: Considered
2006-2007 Admissions Statistics
Selectivity: More Selective
Overall acceptance rate: 67%
Early-decision acceptance rate: 77%
Early-action acceptance rate: N/A
Acceptance rate (excluding early-action and early-decision students): 66%
Total applicants: 6,875
Total acceptances: 4,574
Total freshman enrollment: 1,270
 
Proportion of freshman enrolled from early action and early decision: 9%
Male applicants: 5,137
Male acceptances: 3,387
Male freshman enrollment: 908
 
Female applicants: 1,738
Female acceptances: 1,187
Female freshman enrollment: 362
Out-of-state freshmen: 61%
 
Qualified applicants offered a place on waiting list: 359
Applicants accepting a place on waiting list: 26
Students enrolled from waiting list: 26

 2006-2007 Freshman Class Profile
Top 10 percent of high school class: 62%
Top 25 percent of high school class: 95%
Top 50 percent of high school class: 100%
 
First-year students submitting high school class standing: 66%
Average high school GPA: 3.7
 
First-year students submitting GPA: 92%
 
First-year students submitting SAT scores: 86%
SAT scores (25/75 percentile):
Critical Reading: 580 – 680
Math: 640 – 740
Combined: 1220 – 1420

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  SAT Critical Reading SAT Math
700-800 19.0% 48.0%
600-699 50.0% 44.0%
500-599 28.0% 8.0%
400-499 3.0% N/A
300-399 N/A N/A
200-299 N/A N/A

 
First-year students submitting ACT scores: 14%
ACT scores (25/75 percentile):
English: N/A
Math: N/A
Composite: 25 – 29

 Percent of first-time, first-year students enrolled in Fall 2006 with scores in each range:
  ACT Composite ACT English ACT Math
30-36 16.0% N/A N/A
24-29 68.0% N/A N/A
18-23 16.0% N/A N/A
12-17 N/A N/A N/A
6-11 N/A N/A N/A
Below 6 N/A N/A N/A

 



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