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 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 47.41% and the yield is 18.85%. 12,766 men and 5,869 women applied to RPI and 5,824 men and 3,011 women students were accepted. Among them, 1,138 men and 527 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
TotalMenWomen
Applicants18,63512,7665,869
Admitted8,8355,8243,011
Enrolled1,6651,138527
Acceptance Rate 47.41%45.62%51.30%
Yield 18.85%19.54%17.50%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 1,149 students (69% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 516 students (31%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 710 and the 25th percentile is 620. The SAT Math score is 780 (75th) and 670 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 34 (75th percentile) and 28 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing620710
SAT Math670780
ACT Composite2834
ACT Math--
ACT English--

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, Admission Test Scores, and TOEFL 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 ScoresRequired
TOEFLRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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