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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) Admissions for 2018, recorded an admit rate of 43%. Around 64% of the admitted students belonged to the top 10% of their high school class. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers admissions in more than 145-degree programs under five schools.
There are no Early Action admissions at RPI. Applications for UG admissions are accepted from students for both Fall and Spring semesters. While PG courses accept applications for the Fall semester only. 92% of retention rate was recorded for first-year students, belonging to the class of 2021.
|Application Portal||UG: Common/Coalition Application|
PG: RPI Online Graduate Application
|Application Fee||UG: 70 USD|
PG: 75 USD
|Mode of Payment||Credit Card|
|SAT Score (middle 50%)||Math: 680 - 770|
EBRW: 640 - 730
|ACT Score (middle 50%)||28 - 32|
|International Application Deadlines||UG: Varies|
PG: January 18, 2019
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute admissions accept applications for both Fall and Spring sessions. The application submission deadlines for international students are categorised below:
|Early Decision I||November 1, 2019|
|Early Decision II||December 15, 2019|
|Regular Decision||January 15, 2019|
|Law/Medical Programs||November 1, 2019|
|Transfer Students||Fall: June 1, 2019|
Spring: November 1, 2019
Summer: March 1, 2019
|Postgraduate Courses||Fall: January 18, 2019|
Other than the basic requirements, international students must fulfil a few additional requirements like:
International students must ensure that they submit the following documents along with the application:
International students must prove English language proficiency by providing scores of any one of the following tests given below, to be eligible for admission at the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute:
|Test Name||Score Required|
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute admits students under various undergraduate programs to students. Prospective applicants must declare the major of their interest while applying for admissions.
Application Portal: Common/Coalition Application
Application Fee: 70 USD
Academic Requirements for International Students: Applicants must submit either ACT or SAT score along with the application. These scores are valid for a period of 5 years. The average scores accepted for the recent 2018 admissions are as follows:
|Test Name||Average Scores||25th Percentile||75th Percentile|
Note: In order to get admission at RPI, the students must score 1409 in SAT and 28 in the ACT.
Supporting Documents: High school transcripts, LORs, official test scores, essays, copy of passport, etc. Also, the Early Decision Agreement Form is required from those students who are applying for Early Decision.
International Transfer Students Admissions: The admission process for international transfer students is similar to the process of undergraduate admissions. Application requirements, fee, deadlines and test scores are also common.
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers admissions under various graduate programs to prospective applicants. The following table shows some of the popular courses offered at RPI along with their admission requirements:
|Course||Application Portal||Application Fee||Academic Requirements||Minimum English Language Proficiency|
|MBA||RPI Online Graduate Application||75 USD||GMAT/GRE||TOEFL (IBT): 88 TOEFL (CBT): 230|
TOEFL (PBT): 570
|MS Electrical and Computer Engineering||RPI Online Graduate Application||75 USD||GRE||TOEFL (IBT): 88 TOEFL (CBT): 230|
TOEFL (PBT): 570
|MS Economics||RPI Online Graduate Application||75 USD||GRE||TOEFL (IBT): 88 TOEFL (CBT): 230|
TOEFL (PBT): 570
|MS Business Analytics||RPI Online Graduate Application||75 USD||GMAT/GRE||TOEFL (IBT): 88 TOEFL (CBT): 230|
TOEFL (PBT): 570
Supporting Documents: Statement of purpose, official transcripts, resume/CV, LORs, professional statements, and writing samples.
Note: Including some work/professional experience for courses like MBA. even if the applicants fulfill the basic requirements they would be offered admissions.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Admissions recorded a total enrollment of 19,505 for 2018. The admissions office reviews each freshman application holistically. Admission decisions are released within 4 - 5 weeks for Early Decision, and within 3 months for Regular Decision.
Admissions prove favorable if applicants are able to show consistent academic excellence, score above average in English Proficiency Tests and submit the application before deadline with the required fee and documents. Thus, applicants must ensure that they submit the applications and supporting documents before the deadline.
Overall, the acceptance rate at RPI has been moderately selective in terms of average score acceptance, extensive entry requirements and additional requirements for international students.