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College Freshman

Parking: I don't drive so I'm not sure about the parking situation.

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College Freshman

Parking: Freshmen are not allowed cars, so I am not knowledgeable in this subject.

3 College Sophomore

Parking: Parking lots are pretty close to the classes and dorms. Permit costs are just average. Cars are somewhat needed because there is nothing to do around campus and quit dangerous off the campus. Malls and restaurants are distant (about 20-25 minutes away from campus) so it is preferred to have cars.

4 College Junior

Parking: There really isn't much need for a car if you live in the general vicinity. There are shuttle buses that make their routes. Parking meters are at parking spots but if you can find a location on the road, take it.

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Rankings View more rankings . . .

  • 831st
    Best Parking Availability
  • 1160th
    Most Reasonable Permit Costs
  • 1162nd
    Best Off-Campus Parking

Student Author OverviewWhat's This?

Cara Riverso
Hometown
Holmes, NY
Major
Chemical Engineering
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Students find it difficult to park on campus. Freshmen aren't allowed parking permits for campus lots, and street space around Troy is scarce. Those who live off campus and commute say that you need to allow a lot of extra time for finding parking. The few student-accessible lots are small, with the exception of the Field House lots-and from these, you have to take a bus to main campus.

If you're a freshman, don't bring a car. The University technically doesn't allow you to, anyway, and it's just not worth the hassle. Upperclassmen can get campus parking permits, but keep in mind that RPI oversells these, so there are no guaranteed spots. If you live off campus as an upperclassman, try to find a place within walking distance-commuter parking is absolutely horrid. And if you do bring a car, be forewarned: Troy has hills like Rome and stoplights on every corner; it can cut your car's gas mileage in half.

Facts & Statistics

Student Parking Lot?
Yes
There is about one per two dorms.
Freshmen Allowed to Park?
No
Only for exceptional needs
Approximate Parking Permit Cost
  • $135 for resident students
  • $375 for parking garage
  • $80 for commuters
Common Parking Tickets
  • Expired meter: $31
  • Fire lane: $41
  • Handicapped zone: $101
  • Hindering snow removal: $41
  • No parking zone: $31
Best Places to Find a Spot
  • Burdett Avenue
  • Eighth Street
Good Luck Getting a Spot Here
  • Fifteenth Street
  • Sage Avenue
Getting a Parking Permit
Any close parking goes to the faculty and upperclassmen that live on campus. Freshmen cannot get parking permits, and students who live off campus have two options: either they have to pay for a permit to park at the Field House and take a shuttle to main campus, or they can try to find a spot on the street.
Parking Services
RPI Parking and Transporation
Public Safety & Parking Access Offices, 15th Street
(518) 276-6616
parking@rpi.edu
www.rpi.edu/dept/parking

Student Polls

How convenient is off-campus parking?    Based on 32 responses

  • 6% The cost is totally outrageous, and there are never any open spots.
  • 6% The cost is totally outrageous, but you can usually find a spot.
  • 44% The cost is reasonable, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 19% The cost is reasonable, and there are usually plenty of spots.
  • 22% It's free, but spots fill up quickly.
  • 3% It's free, and there are usually plenty of spots.

Rate the campus parking on the following topics    Based on 31 responses

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  • Distance from class
  • Distance from dorms
  • Ease of finding a spot
  • Parking enforcement
  • Permit cost
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