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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.

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4 College Sophomore

Guys & Girls: The athletes/some part of Greek life are actually surprisingly good.

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: We're famous for our engineering school ratio. Not a lot of girls here and most are nerdy. But it's really not that bad, there are definitely some great people here, you just have to put yourself out there.

2 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: As a girl, I am in the minority and yet I still cannot meet guys. Anyone I think is attractive is either already taken or not looking for a relationship. All other guys are too afraid to approach women (most won't even leave their rooms).

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4 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Most people are really nerdy, but not everyone is.


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The men at RPI outnumber the women by better than three to one, and that makes it hard on both sides. For women, most of the guys seem to be dorks or jocks, and of the good guys left most seem to be taken. For guys, the numbers aren't favorable, even factoring in the women from Russell Sage; what girls are available seem to become stuck up because they're in such a minority that they can afford to be very choosy.

The dating situation at RPI is a tough one. Women run into trouble finding guys they consider decent, and men have the same problem. A lot of people say Sage is a good place to look; but before you get too excited, keep in mind that it's an all-girls school and overall quite different from RPI. Persistence and patience are two necessary virtues anyone at RPI looking for a partner must practice.

Facts & Statistics

Female Undergrads
Male Undergrads
Birth Control Available?
With discounts available on certain products at the Rensselaer Student Health Center.
Best Places to Meet Guys & Girls
Fraternity parties
Best Places to Hook Up
  1. Fraternity parties
  2. The football field
  3. The library
Social Scene
Bars and fraternity parties are the most happening places on campus.
Hookups or Relationships?
There aren't a lot of hookups. More people are involved in relationships than anything else.
Best Places to Meet Guys/Girls
Bars and parties on the weekends are the best places to meet up with classmates after a hectic week or form new relationships.
Dress Code
Casual. There are a few people who put a lot of effort into their appearance, but for the most part, a T-shirt and jeans will get you by without a problem. Occasionally, you will see a student wearing suit and tie for an interview or a presentation, but this is not a classy place. For every shirt and tie you see, you will also see someone who just rolled out of bed and is wearing sweatpants and a hoodie with a hat to hide their disheveled hair. Even most of the professors do not usually get more dressed up than the students' standard of casual comfort.

Student Polls

I would say girls on campus are    Based on 38 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

I would say guys on campus are    Based on 35 responses

Strongly disagree
Strongly agree
  • Attractive
  • Athletic
  • Creative/artsy
  • Friendly
  • Fun
  • Geeky
  • Hardworking
  • Into partying
  • Outgoing
  • Preppy
  • Religious
  • Smart
  • Stuck-up

What are the best ways to make friends at your school?    Based on 23 responses

  • 34% Get to know your hallmates
  • 32% Join clubs
  • 12% Sports teams
  • 9% Group projects
  • 5% Mentor Sessions
  • 5% Same classes
  • 3% Join a fraternity/sorority

How would you rate the social scene on campus?    Based on 46 responses

  • 22% Very vibrant, with lots of popular activities available almost every day.
  • 52% Active, with a handful of popular activities.
  • 22% Quiet, with few popular activities and chances to meet new people.
  • 4% Lacking, with almost no interesting or popular activities.



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