Overall Niche Grade
- Party SceneB
- Campus FoodC
- Student LifeB+
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is ...
NCAA Division III (with football)
Upstate Collegiate Athletic Association
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rankings
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High School GPA
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.58 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.61 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.61 responses
Most Popular Majors
- Mechanical Engineering169Graduates
- Computer Science101Graduates
- Electrical and Electronics Engineering84Graduates
- Business Administration and Management81Graduates
- Chemical Engineering74Graduates
- Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering72Graduates
- Aerospace Engineering70Graduates
- Civil Engineering60Graduates
- Industrial Engineering58Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.73 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.84 responses
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 37 responsesReport
After Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
- Very Good306
Took a tour today and it was beautiful! Professors were very willing to talk to prospective students and such.
- Niche User
- 13 hours ago
I haven't really been here long enough to make a comprehensive judgement but so far it's been amazing. My advisor helped me choose classes over lunch yesterday after just emailing him a day earlier.
- 2 days ago
Lived in Quad the past three years. It used to be much worth, but renovations have made it really nice. I'm also a HASS major in Economcs and I'd say that the business/humanities program at RPI are hidden jewels. I would not have received the same education anywhere else... except maybe at an Ivy or similarly top tier school
- 2 days ago