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| weather is awful, RPI is known for grade deflation, most professors don't speak english well and are more concerned with their research than their students, RPI is extremely overpriced and will rip you off in every way possible. I definitely regret going here. Also, you pretty much have to join greek life to have a good social life. They overload you with work in most majors, especially architecture. |
|Feb 26 2013|| 4th Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| The RPI community is an extremely interesting body of students that is always bright, sometimes browbeaten, and always just a little bit strange. You'll be attending school on a campus where black hole jokes are hilarious and Stephen Hawking is a demigod. Visit the school and mingle with the kids a bit - you can easily tell an 'RPI kid' from someone that isn't.|
Usually, having a 3.0 GPA opens a lot of doors here - companies will come calling, people will give you swag at career events, powerful people will e-mail you back, and that's the power of the RPI name. However, if you dip below that, you'll be widely ignored by companies - most won't even be willing to take your resume; you'll get lost in the fog of perfects with 3.98s.
Courses are extremely tough with a large amount of difficult work that may or may not be explained well. There are no 'easy A' courses to be had here. A hard school to adjust to for kids like me that never really had to work hard in high school. Take your first year classes seriously, don't let the general education drivel get to you.
An excellent institute with excellent marketability, provided you can excel. Held together by the incredible quality, integrity, and friendship of its student community.Troy has its charms...and its dark alleyways too. Not a great place to 'go downtown and hang out', although there are a few student frequented locales. However, the proximity of the school to the city of Albany means that many excellent restaurants, bars, and concert venues are only a 20 minute drive away.
|Feb 11 2013|| 3rd Year Female --
Class 2014 |
| Dont go here. These people will wring you dry fir every penny you have and then leave you out to dry. The vast majority of courses dont require much more than a rudimentary understanding of the material. Doing well on exams comes down to memorizing specific problems. back exams are proof of this. simply know the method for a SPECIFIC question and then its a matter of computing the different numbers they insert each year |
|Jan 18 2013|| Male --
Class 2000 |