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3 College Student

Off-Campus Housing: There is housing off campus that is really reasonable as for price, but the problem is that you can't live off campus till being a junior.

3 College Student

Local Area: The local scene is really nice, because there are usually many things going on. But, the negative aspect though is that the town is a bit dangerous, because its citizens are mostly poor/uneducated so there are a lot of bad things going on as well.

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4 College Student

Scholarships: I got a scholarship from RPI, which covers more than half of my expenses and in combination with the state financial aid I think my parents are able to cover the expenses

4 College Student

Campus Housing: It's nice to live in campus, because there are so many things going on, which make the scene pretty friendly and social.

4 College Student

Off-Campus Dining: Troy, which is the town where the university is located, has so many dining choices from international ones to local and casual ones, which make it a great place for food

3 College Student

Party Scene: Well, the party scene is fine, but the problem is that there are not any other parties other than the frat ones. Sometimes they are good and you get to have fun, but other times they are pretty boring and you end up drinking trying to make it more interesting

4 College Student

Overall Experience: As an architecture major student, I find that it's really nice that we attend the same courses all together and this feels like a large family/community. The professors are very inspiring and they are always available to help us pursue our dreams.

3 College Student

Guys & Girls: It's really weird because there are some kids that are really nerdy and kind of antisocial sometimes. On the other hand there are the students that are usually involved in the fraternities/sorrorities and some of them don't really present a quality as for personalities. For me, I believe that there are not so many kids that form the "average", but personally as an architecture major student, I find that from that department everyone is friendly and normal, as opposed to what happens with other majors.

3 College Student

Greek Life: Well, as for sorrorities there are not many options and for most of them I think that the dues are a bit too much, and that's one of the reasons I didn't join. As for fraternities some of them are really good and they actually do some community service, but others exist just for parties and other similar reasons.

3 College Student

Campus Food: Well, I guess it's ok since we have some good options as for dining halls. Personally, I never had any trouble with eating in the dining hall. But, the truth is that it could have been better than that. For example, the food that they sell in the cafes is better than what is offered in the dining halls, which for me doesn't make any sense, since the provider for both is the same company. Also, something that I would like to point out is the absense of choices as for meal plans, since for freshmen there are only two.

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Health & safety talks are given to all incoming freshman.

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4 College Freshman

Greek Life: There are 29 frats & 5 sororities on campus.

3 College Freshman

Local Area: Downtown can be a bit sketchy but theres still stuff to do.

3 College Freshman

Campus Quality: Theres usually something going on.

4 College Freshman

Athletics: Its a D-3 school with many varsity teams.

3 College Freshman

Scholarships: With the price of the school I need more money.

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: There are many places in Troy to eat.

3 College Freshman

Party Scene: There are parties every weekend.

4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: There is a lot of available off campus housing.

4 College Freshman

Majors: I plan on getting an internship sometime in the future and i know that my school will be of great help in achieving that.

4 Recent Alumnus

Majors: Really great, specially my lab. Don't really interact with the rest of the department though.

3 Recent Alumnus

Local Area: Troy has been getting really great in the last few years. Lots of new shops and restaurants.

3 Recent Alumnus

Athletics: Pretty much only Hocky. It's the only D1 sport we have.

3 Recent Alumnus

Health & Safety: Safe as long as you don't stay out in downtown too late.

3 Recent Alumnus

Party Scene: Really have no idea on this. Don't go to many parties around campus.

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RPI provides many advantages to its students-the most important of those are the prospects post-graduation. This is perhaps the most compelling reason to come to RPI-although the economy has been slow in the past few years, most graduates find their way into the workforce with decent entry-level jobs. The school itself is very challenging and provides an education and a name that few other universities can match (especially in the science and engineering fields). The social life isn't what you can find at other schools, but there are still fun things to do if you're willing to look for them; students who get into the social scene tend to remain friends with the people they meet, even after graduation.

Before deciding if RPI is where you want to spend your college years, be sure to take into account a few important points. The first is that this is not a party school-work comes first. Partying is fine, but not at the expense of schoolwork. If you can't manage your time well, you won't be staying in Troy for long. The second thing to remember is the male-to-female ratio is three to one. The third is the weather. This isn't a pleasant place for most of the school year. If you're from the Northeast, you should be fine, but if you haven't seen snow before, you might be in for a shock. If you can handle these things and are serious about one of the courses of study that RPI offers, then RPI is your ticket to a good education and a promising post-college life.

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