Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, NY
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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Reviews

Based on 16 Reviews
110 8th St Troy, NY
College Review
Career PreparationA-
Students and CultureA-
FacilitiesB+
Activities and GroupsA
A-
Excellent
Study Areas, Degree Popularity

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Transportation and Highway Engineering
1
2
Nuclear Engineering
19
1
4
Mechanical Engineering
169
25
14
Materials Engineering
26
3
14
Industrial Engineering
58
5
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering
7
4
1
Environmental Science
1
Engineering, Other
0
Engineering Science
0
0
0
Engineering Mechanics
0
Engineering
0
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
84
17
16
Civil Engineering, General
60
22
4
Chemical Engineering
74
1
17
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
0
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
72
16
8
Architecture and Related Services, Other
0
5
0
Architecture
45
10
0
Architectural and Building Sciences/technology
0
10
7
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/space Engineering
70
10
4
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Technical and Scientific Communication
1
Physics, Other
8
Physics, General
33
8
9
Physical Sciences, Other
0
0
Natural Sciences
0
Mathematics, General
37
2
7
Hydrology and Water Resources Science
0
0
Geology/earth Science, General
2
1
2
Financial Mathematics
56
Engineering Physics/applied Physics
0
0
0
Chemistry, General
10
3
4
Biology/biological Sciences, General
33
3
5
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other
0
Bioinformatics
7
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other
23
1
1
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
0
0
0
Astronomy
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Systems Engineering
3
3
Information Technology
13
34
Human Computer Interaction
3
Computer Technology/computer Systems Technology
31
4
1
Computer Science
101
24
15
Computer and Information Sciences, General
0
0
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Operations Research
0
Logistics, Materials, and Supply Chain Management
5
Finance and Financial Management Services, Other
0
Entrepreneurship/entrepreneurial Studies
9
Economics, Other
2
4
Economics, General
5
0
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other
0
Business Statistics
24
Business Administration and Management, General
81
42
10
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Sustainability Studies
2
Social Sciences, Other
0
0
Social Sciences, General
0
0
0
Science, Technology and Society
0
12
3
Psychology, General
7
0
Philosophy
0
0
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other
5
0
0
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, General
3
2
2
Cognitive Science
3
6
5
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Speech Communication and Rhetoric
0
3
2
Applied Mathematics, General
28
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Visual and Performing Arts, General
4
2
0
Game and Interactive Media Design
19
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Digital Communication and Media/multimedia
17
Communication, General
4
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Architectural and Building Sciences/technology
0
10
7
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Pre-Medicine/pre-Medical Studies
10
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Degree Name
Associates
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Pre-Law Studies
0
* Number of pople in 2015 that gradutated with thie degree and study level.
Private Loan Options
  • Competitive fixed and variable APRs starting at 1.09%1
  • Multiple repayment options including: full principal and interest, interest-only, deferred, and flat payment
  • Flexible payment terms ranging from 5, 8, 10, and 15 years2
  • Coverage up to 100% of your school-certified cost of attendance ($1,000 minimum)3
  • No origination, application and processing fees, no fees for early repayment
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  • Cover up to 100% of your school-certified college costs including tuition, housing, books and more.1
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  • Variable rates: 1.24% - 11.99% APR3 (lowest APRs shown for Discover Student Loans are available for the most creditworthy applicants for undergraduate loans, and include an interest-only repayment discount and a 0.25% interest rate reduction while enrolled in automatic payments)
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  • No interest payments!1
  • Payments based on a fixed percentage of future income.
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  • Grace period after graduation before payments begin.
  • Pause payments for certain life events.
  • Variable rates starting at 1.05% APR (including 0.25% Auto Pay discount)1
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  • 9 month grace period (3 months more than most lenders)2
  • Fast application and decision-making process
  • Flexible repayment options
  • No fees for origination, disbursement, prepayment or late payment
  • Skip a payment once per year (once repayment period restarted)3
  • Covers up to 100% of the school's certified cost of attendance
School Accreditation Information
Alumni & Student Reviews
A- Excellent
Career Preparation
What letter grade would you give your school on how well it prepares students for a career in the real world?
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
Mechanical engineering, Class of 2015
Career and professional development center
Rated January 2016
Alumni
CS, Class of 1996
Career center provided a place for interviews; that's about it when I went there
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.Sc. Industrial & Management Engineering, Class of 2010
Everything!
Rated January 2016
Alumni
chemistry, Class of 1986
dunno
Rated January 2016
A- Excellent
Students and Culture
What letter grade would you give the students/culture at your school?
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
Mechanical engineering, Class of 2015
Nerds
Rated January 2016
Alumni
CS, Class of 1996
High strung competitive geek socially challenged intensity
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.Sc. Industrial & Management Engineering, Class of 2010
Middle class engineering nerds.
Rated January 2016
Alumni
chemistry, Class of 1986
really?
Rated January 2016
B+ Great
Facilities
What letter grade would you give the facilities at your school.
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
Mechanical engineering, Class of 2015
decent, about half are in need of renovation
Rated January 2016
Alumni
CS, Class of 1996
Boring, old, cold
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.Sc. Industrial & Management Engineering, Class of 2010
AWESOME
Rated January 2016
Alumni
chemistry, Class of 1986
you're asking someone who attended 30 years ago. Not relevant now
Rated January 2016
A Excellent
Activities and Groups
What overall letter grade would you give the activities/groups at your school?
Based on 4 Reviews
Alumni
Mechanical engineering, Class of 2015
greeks, formula sae, anime convention
Rated January 2016
Alumni
CS, Class of 1996
Drinking
Rated January 2016
Alumni
B.Sc. Industrial & Management Engineering, Class of 2010
wicked smart people
Rated January 2016
Alumni
chemistry, Class of 1986
drinking
Rated January 2016