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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute - Engineering

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Address110 8th St
TypePrivate not-for-profit
LevelFour or more years
Total Engineering Students3599 (Undergraduate), 92 (graduate), 428 (PhD)
PhDs granted(current yr)144
Total Engineering Teachers130
Total Engineering Research Expenditure$61452
Admission Rate (Undergrad)10 (Applications), 4543 (Offered admissions), 933 (Accepted)
GPA (for Undergrad)92 [percentage of students ranked in top 25% of their high school class]
Admission Rate (Grad)1416 (Applications), 425 (Offered admissions), 128 (Accepted)
Carnegie ClassificationResearch Universities (high research activity)
Application Fees
Undergrad Application Fees$70
Grad Application Fees$75
Tuition / Fees
Undergrad In-State$51000
Undergrad Out-State$51000
Grad In-State$50000
Grad Out-State$50000
SAT Score**
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ACT Score**
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Engineering Courses/Degrees

Aerospace- Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering
Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering
Electrical- Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Mechanics
Engineering Physics
Engineering Science
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Industrial Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering
Materials Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Nuclear Engineering
Operations Research

CS: GRE. The average GRE scores of admitted applicants for Fall 2010 were Verbal 600, Quantitative 770, and Analytical 4.5. However, applicants should not place too much importance on these numbers and should keep in mind the following points:

  • Most applicants to our program have outstanding GRE scores, but only a small percentage are admitted.
  • We receive applications from many different countries. Trends in GRE scores vary from country to country, so we try to compare an applicant's GRE scores with others from the same country, rather than to the entire pool of applicants.
  • Strong scores and grades do not guarantee admission. Applicants must also show research potential. Graduateshotline belives ~50% student receive aid in ECE dept (at MS level). That's an important information.. : editor@graduateshotline

  • Engineering Resources

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    32. North Carolina State University at Raleigh
    33. Rice University

    GRE Scores and Admissions