Generally, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is known for being a fairly selective school. The institution receives about 17,000 applications every year from incoming students. With regards to the overall acceptance rate, it tends to be 57 percent which equates to about 9,500 students being accepted to the institution. Every year, about 15 percent of the 9,500 candidates who received the acceptance letter from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute chose to attend. The ratio of the students who submitted their applications is 67% and 32% for males and females respectively. However, of the first-year students enrolled, 29% were typically women and 70% 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 29 - 34 for ACT or 1,300 - 1,500 for SAT. This school also allows submissions of Advanced Placement (AP) credits and Dual enrollment. 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 2020 Admissions Cycle
Applications
16,661
Male 11,175
Female 5,486

 

Acceptance
9,540
Male 6,391
Female 3,149

 

Enrollment Total
1,464
Male 1,034
Female 430


Acceptance Rate
57.3%
Male
57.2%
Female
57.4%

 

Yield
15.4%
Male
16.2%
Female
13.7%


Application Fees and Other Information

Application Fees

Undergraduate

$70


Graduate

$75



Credit from AP or Pre-college classes

  • Advanced Placement (AP) credits
  • Dual enrollment

    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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