Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

  • 4 Year¬†
  • Troy, NY
  • A Overall Niche Grade
  • 47%¬†Acceptance Rate
  • $41,006 Net Price
  • 1290-1490 SAT Range

Junior: The education is as rigorous as it is known for. On top of that, the professors are truly experts in their field, and given the time to work with them one-on-one, any hard-working individual will become an expert them-self. RPIs biggest weaknesses come from the administration, and if you can overlook some restricted parts of the college experience the education is rigorous and worth it. The number of employers who come to Rensselaer is astounding, and I personally know numerous graduates who had jobs lined up more than six months out from graduation. The other big issue is the area. Troy is notorious for crime and while it’s getting better and has been for the last decade, we still get numerous notifications about crime in Troy. That being said, campus itself is generally safe, but walking off campus is risky, even during the daytime.