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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Mechanical Engineering Scores
Students who would return
Would not - 5/6
Student Surveys
(in Mechanical Engineering)
Males: 8, Females: 3
Average Yrs. Completed: 1.5

Education Quality Vs. Competing Schools

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
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Student Expectations

Expected coursework difficulty:4.0 High
Actual difficulty:4.2 High
Students found the coursework to be harder than expected.

Educational Quality vs. Student Intellect

English Speaking

Percent of teaching staff that does not speak satisfactory English20-30%

Student Personalities

Faculty Personalities

Mechanical Engineering:

I love it here. The work is challenging as hell, but my kick-ass Friday and Saturday nights make up for the long weeks. Most of the negative reviews...
RPI will give you a solid education in many technical fields, and has great job placement. However, I found that the education there was one-sided, a...
RPI is a good research school and has a lot of well known professors. There is much attention paid to learning facts and theories which are taught ...
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 s...
A great place to surround yourself with knowledge and improve yourself in many ways. Don't go here to be entertained. You will get a ton of work, bu...
RPI helped give me an outstanding academic education in addition to a lot of practical hands-on engineering skill. My biggest recommendation to HS st...
I am a pretty regular kind of guy in my opinion, i don't like to play video games all the time i would like to be a bit more active. Unless you are mo...
RPI is a good school. I read a lot of negative reviews and was apprehensive but after coming here, i realize that if you make an effort to be social, ...
The only thing bad about RPI can be seen in the Princeton Review. The professors are not ranked very high because of their focus on their own research...
there are no females
I went here for my undergrad. I did not have such a fun time at all. Sure there are tons of clubs and such to do on campus, but that doesn't change ...
Nothing is black or white. There are good things about RPI. I've learned to be responsible w/ money(you got to be smart w/ ur money since the school...
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