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RPI was a massive letdown.Quite BrightElectrical Engineering
RPI was a massive letdown. All the craziness about getting into a "good school", with a good name, came crashing down at RPI. The imbalance of investing in expensive administration, without investing in the school and facilities is painful at best. The school cost $250K for 4 years. Thats a QUARTER OF A MILLION DOLLARS, For a reasonable education that could be had at most other undergraduate engineering schools.

While I graduated with good grades, in Electrical Engineering, and in 4 years, it made me hate education, and resent everything that RPI represents. The university president is an embarrassment to the school, and its filthy, un-maintained run down condition.

The student body is mostly disinterested in being there as well. You don't meet too many happy students at RPI, rather, disinterested kids who just want to leave as soon as they can.Its no wonder that the endowment is down 40% in the past decade. I will never give them another dime.

Alumna Female -- Class 2000
Preparedness: D+ Reputation: D
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RPI is a great school that is homeQuite BrightMechanical Engineering
RPI is a great school that is home to a unique and brilliant bunch. There is a variety of students that likes to do different things. The faculty is superb and always there to help. Class sizes are on the smaller size so accessing one's professor is extremely easy. The campus isn't too big to the point where you get lost but not too small as to where you are crawling on top of other students. Would rate 9/10
1st Year Female -- Class 2018
University Resource Use: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: B-
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RPI can be a brutal place, both inQuite BrightComputer Science
RPI can be a brutal place, both in terms of atmosphere and academics. That said, taking an active interest in one's career and working hard should and do lead to success. Popular opinion seems to be that there is no social life to be had at RPI. This is patently false. There are numerous clubs and fraternities on campus, and quite a few places to go in town for an admittedly-quiet night out with friends. RPI can be quite bright and extremely diligent - things that can make them both quirky and competitive. Tolerance and persistence produce lasting and valuable relationships.
2nd Year Male -- Class 2016
Education Quality: A+, Collaboration/Competitive: D
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