Generally, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is known for being a highly selective selective school. The institution receives about 19,000 applications every year from incoming students. With regards to the overall acceptance rate, it tends to be 48 percent which equates to about 8,900 students being accepted to the institution. Every year, about 19 percent of the 8,900 candidates who received the acceptance letter from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute chose to attend. The ratio of the students who submitted their applications is 68% and 31% for males and females respectively. However, of the first-year students enrolled, 31% were typically women and 68% were men. Applicants are asked to submit their ACT or SAT scores to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute when applying. Most often, accepted students have test scores in the range of 28 - 34 for ACT or 1,290 - 1,490 for SAT. This school also allows submissions of Advanced Placement (AP) credits and Dual credit. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s undergraduate application fee is $70. To submit your application to Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, you are required to file these required documents: ACT/SAT scores, Completion of college-preparatory program, Formal demonstration of competencies, Recommendations, Secondary school GPA, Secondary school rank, and a Secondary school record.

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Student ACT Scores

25th %
75th %



Student SAT Scores

25th %
75th %



First-Year Admission Statistics

Application, Acceptance, Enrollment Statistics from the 2019 Admissions Cycle
Applications
18,635
Male 12,766
Female 5,869

 

Acceptance
8,865
Male 5,872
Female 2,993

 

Enrollment Total
1,712
Male 1,174
Female 538


Acceptance Rate
47.6%
Male
46%
Female
51%

 

Yield
19.3%
Male
20%
Female
18%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$70


Graduate

$75



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits
  • Dual credit

    Admission considerations

    Required

    Admission test scores
    Completion of college-preparatory program
    Formal demonstration of competencies
    Recommendations
    Secondary school GPA
    Secondary school rank
    Secondary school record
    TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)



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