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Reviews 879 total reviews with an average rating of 3.5

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4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The courses are mostly high quality, and don't have unreasonable amounts of work.

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The average salaries for rpi graduates is insanely high

4 College Freshman

Health & Safety: I have had nearly no problems so far on campus, and there are buttons all over the place to alert authorities immediately

3 College Freshman

Greek Life: It seems that there are frats for most people, but you also wont be pressured into a frat if you don't want to be.

3 College Freshman

Athletics: The hockey team is very popular, but other teams also seem to have decent followings

4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: There are a lot of opportunities to have fun and learn cool things.

3 College Junior

Greek Life: There are more faternities than sororities and all of them are genrally okay

4 College Junior

Athletics: The really like hockey at this school and the other sports fall to the wayside

4 College Junior

Overall Experience: I enjoy it a lot, I have been able to explore my interest efficiently.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The courses are very challenging, but manageable and the professors look out for you.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The career center on campus is very helpful and supportive.

5 College Sophomore

Health & Safety: The campus is very secure and makes me feel safe and at ease.

5 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: There are a lot of choices, so it's easy to find whatever you're looking for.

5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: Greek life likes to take action and support the community.

5 College Sophomore

Athletics: Everybody gets really excited when the hockey team plays.

5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: I haven't had a class yet, but, from what I can tell, all of the teachers seem like they want their students to succeed. The courses are challenging.

4 College Sophomore

Campus Housing: I lived in a suite and it was great! We had our own kitchen, bathroom and living space. The hardest parts would be cost for post-freshman housing and the age of the buildings, most of which were built a very long time ago.

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5 College Sophomore

Greek Life: We have a very active Greek life: constantly taking on charity projects and hosting events for students. They are a good community and they help out the school in general.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: This school is academically rigorous. The professors are all generally passionate about what they are teaching. There is a disconnect, however, between the administration and the students' needs.

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4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The nightlife is decent. If you go out and make friends, you'll have a great time. I've personally never had an issue finding things to do. All you need to do is be outgoing.

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: The party scene is what you make of it. There are some pretty fun parties here and then, but nothing crazy.

5 College Freshman

Academics: RPI, as many have said, is predominantly an engineering school. However, all of our programs are very strong and many opportunities exist for students to participate in research opportunities, etc. As they always say, "it all pays off on graduation day."

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4 College Freshman

Diversity: RPI isn't the most diverse school in the world, but there are many people from many different backgrounds to engage with. The gender ratio has been getting better as well as diversity on campus, but there is still a lot more work to be done. People tend to be super accepting of their peers.

5 College Freshman

Drug Safety: Definitely better than at a state school or other private university; people do drugs and drink but it's not really going to determine your social life.

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4 College Junior

Overall Experience: Courses are challenging and give a decent amount of work outside of class. If you get behind, you will struggle, but otherwise as long as you keep up with the work it isn't bad. The professors that I have had also seem very approachable, especially for the more intro level courses.

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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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