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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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Your Combined ACT:
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SAT Math + Verbal:
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Your Chances at RPI
(on ACT score alone)
Your Chances at RPI
(on SAT score alone)
Men
Women
# Applicants
11,273
4,877
# Admitted
4,377
2,277
% Admitted
38.8%
46.7%
% Overall
41.2%

Students who got into RPI:

Tips mention: Interview (3), ACT/SAT (25), Grades (28), Sports/Extracurriculars (13), College Essay (6)
I'm not sure how I got in hahaOct 12 2012Architecture
I'm not sure how I got in haha. I'm smart but not a genius. I had a 2090 for SAT score (A 1400 for Math and Reading). RPI gives out a lot of scholarships which is great. I got a 25,000 yearly Leadership Award which really helped. I had a lot of extracurriculars coming out of high school: Debate, National Honor Society, Unified Sports, etc. I'd suggest mainting a relatively good GPA (doesn't have to be superb), I had a 3.75 on a 4.33 scale, unweighted. I did well on AP exams (both AP calc and AP physics), and I wrote some solid essays. When you apply, just make sure you present yourself as a well rounded, motivated student. Don't be afraid to take a risk with the essays.
SAT: 2090 Female
Don't goDec 02 2011Computer Engineering
Don't go. Just don't do it. If you have moderately high SAT scores (and especially if you're a girl), you'll get in. Hell, they'll probably try to recruit you. Don't. Just don't even get near them.
SAT: 1490 Male
Got several science fair awards, including the Intel ScienceNov 30 2011Engineering Department
Got several science fair awards, including the Intel Science Talent Search. But seriously, please do yourself a favor and don't apply here.
Female
I got nominated for the RPI Medal Award myNov 30 2011Engineering Department
I got nominated for the RPI Medal Award my junior year of high school. I wish I hadn't been.
SAT: 2260 Female
A lot of prospective students get wait-listed, but theyMar 22 2011Engineering Department
A lot of prospective students get wait-listed, but they draw many from the wait-list also. I had a 3.3 unweighted, took relatively high-level courses (2 APs) and had next to no extra-curriculars with the school, but I had a lot of independant engineering related activities that I wrote about in my essays.
ACT: 31 SAT: 2040 Male
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