Admissions Information

The application fee is $70 for applying undergraduate school and $75 for graduate school at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$70
Graduate Application Fees$75
Admission Informationwww.rpi.edu/dept/admissions/index.html
Online Applicationadmissions.rpi.edu/undergraduate/admission/index.html
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2021-22, the acceptance rate is 53.00% and the yield is 14.00%. 11,794 men and 5,690 women applied to RPI and 6,133 men and 3,130 women students were accepted. Among them, 920 men and 376 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2021). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants17,49811,7945,690
Admitted9,2746,1333,130
Enrolled1,298920376
Acceptance Rate 53.00%52.00%55.01%
Yield 14.00%15.00%12.01%
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2021-2022, 571 students (43% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 199 students (15%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 740 and the 25th percentile is 660. The SAT Math score is 780 (75th) and 700 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 34 (75th percentile) and 32 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing660740
SAT Math700780
ACT Composite3234
ACT Math00
ACT English00
Data source: NCES(National Center for Education Statistics (Last update: June 25, 2022)

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, Recommendations, Formal Demonstration of Competencies, and Admission Test Scores to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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RPI Admission Requirements
High School GPARequired
High School RankRequired
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesRequired
Admission Test ScoresConsidered but not Required
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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