Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

United States of America

480th US-News World Ranking

Established in 1824, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is the oldest technological research university in USA and is situated in Troy, New York with two additional campuses in Hartford and Groton, Connecticut.

The university offers more than 145 programs at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels. The university comprises of 5 schools: Lally School of Management, School of Architecture, School of Engineering, School of Science and School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. It has 34 research centres and has witnessed more than 200% growth in its research expenditure in past 18 years.

The institute operates an on?campus business incubator and the 1250 acre Rensselaer Technology park. Today, Rensselaer is organized into six main schools which contain 37 departments, with emphasis on science and technology. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business and management, information technology, the sciences, design, and liberal arts.

The university has a total student population of more than 6,900 of which over 5,800 are enrolled in under graduate programs. It has a student to faculty ratio of 15:1 and the acceptance rate of 42%. Innovation is embedded in the culture of RPI through the presence of the 1,250-acre Rensselaer Technology Park and a business incubator with 73 tenants. 

Notable Alumni: Curtis R. Priem (American computer scientist), Dennis Anthony Tito (American engineer and multimillionaire)

Program
Duration
Format
Tuition Fees
Deadlines
Standard Test
English

The five-year undergraduate program seeks applicants curious about the acquisition of knowledge, the creative and scientific aspects of buildings, the importance of ecological design, the power of learning, the value of hard work, and the transformative opportunities afforded the next generation of architects committed to changing the world. Conceived as a supportive and inspiring environment for the beginning student of architecture, the program offers a comprehensive curriculum comprised of architectural design, history/theory, and technology courses as preparation for our graduates to become future leaders in the profession.

Common Application or Universal College Application, Official High School Transcript, Letter of Recommendation, Essay, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, International Student Financial Statement (ISFS)

Architect, Landscape Architect, Studio Artist, Teacher/Art Educator, Commercial Artist, Illustrator/Cartoonist, Museum/Gallery Curator/Manager, Art Director, Environmental Designer, Fashion Designer/Manager, Publications Designer

26th Jan

English

Aeronautical Engineering is concerned with disciplines and technologies relevant to all varieties of fixed-wing and rotary-wing aircraft, and space vehicles, as well as other vehicles and systems (such as submarines and wind-turbines) operating in an aerodynamic or hydrodynamic environment.

Common Application or Universal College Application, Official High School Transcript, Letter of Recommendation, Essay, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, International Student Financial Statement (ISFS)

Aerospace Engineers, Architectural and Engineering Managers, Biomedical Engineers, Chemical Engineers, Chemists and Materials Scientists, Electrical and Electronics Engineers, Mechanical Engineers

26th Jan

English

The study of Building Science focuses on phenomena that inform the design of next-generation buildings. As the complexity of building systems, design and analysis tools increase to match ever-expanding performance expectations in a sustainability-minded world, a foundational understanding of first-principles is increasingly vital to diverse sectors of the design and construction industry. Using a holistic approach, students in the Building Sciences program develop an understanding of buildings as a set of interconnected systems that can be built, modified, and adapted to meet requirements for functionality, energy optimization and human comfort.

Common Application or Universal College Application, Official High School Transcript, Letter of Recommendation, Essay, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, International Student Financial Statement (ISFS)

Architect, Landscape Architect, Studio Artist, Teacher/Art Educator, Commercial Artist, Illustrator/Cartoonist, Museum/Gallery Curator/Manager, Art Director, Environmental Designer, Fashion Designer/Manager, Publications Designer

26th Jan

English

Mechanical engineers are engaged in a wide range of activities ranging from fundamental engineering science to the development of specific technologies and systems. The students enrolled in the Mechanical Engineering program at Rensselaer learn and practice solving engineering problems, innovate, and target global challenges in a teamwork environment.

Common Application or Universal College Application, Official High School Transcript, Letter of Recommendation, Essay, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, International Student Financial Statement (ISFS)

Mechanical Engineering, Electrical engineering, Applications development, Computer engineering, Consulting, Database administration, Programming, Software architecture, Software engineering

26th Jan

English

The department combines a strong engineering tradition of problem solving with a high level of scholarship and research. For over 40 years, it has produced outstanding academics, industry leaders and research scientists. The department has undergone a rapid expansion over the last few years and plays a leading role in educating the biomedical engineering workforce of the future.

Common Application or Universal College Application, Official High School Transcript, Letter of Recommendation, Essay, Test scores: ACT, SAT, IELTS, TOEFL, PTE, International Student Financial Statement (ISFS)

Biomedical engineer, Scientists in the Pharmaceutical Industry, Scientists in State, Local or Federal Government Laboratories, Scientists in Biomedical Research Labs, Chemistry and Biochemistry Teachers and Professors, Industrial Research and Development Scientists, Including Personal and Health Care Products, Forensic Scientists, Toxicologists, Physicians and Health Care Professionals

26th Jan

a) Common Application or Universal College Application or Candidate’s Choice Application

b) $70 application fee

c) Official high school transcript, Secondary and Midyear School Reports

d) Letter of recommendation and Essay

e) Official SAT/ACT scores

f) Typical SAT range (1280-1480), ACT (28-32)

g) Average GPA 3.87

h) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English

i) TOEFL: IBT-88, PBT- 570, IELTS- 7.0, PTE-59

j) Acceptance rate: 42% (2015)

k) Portfolio

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.

Fees

Bachelors: $52,550

Masters: $52,550

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living is $18,000 approx.

Accommodation

Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Bachelors: January 27

Masters: January 23

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

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University Stats

7633

Students

6366

Undergraduates

1267

Postgraduate

485

Faculty Strength

15

Student Faculty Ratio

42
%

Acceptance Rate

$
52550

Tuition Fees

$
18000

Living Cost

$
1330

Other Fees

3.78

Avg. GPA

78
%

Avg. Percentage

7

Avg. IELTS

* All cost are in USD