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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Biology Scores
Students who would return
Would not - 5/8
Student Surveys
(in Biology)
Males: 5, Females: 8
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:2.9 Medium
Students found the coursework to be easier than expected.

Educational Quality vs. Student Intellect

English Speaking

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

Student Personalities

Faculty Personalities


Do not underestimate the ratio, it really sucks. Plus, most people seem to hide in their rooms and play video games. Social life is terrible here.
I might be new to the school, it's only my second semester, but looking through comments I completely disagree with them. I do admit during student o...
Look, the truth is that you probably won't have "fun" in the traditional college sense here. There won't be crazy drunken nights that you don't remem...
I learned to think logically and how to approach problems analytically at RPI. I did not really use much of the factual knowledge I acquired there. I...
To all the guys who bash RPI and its girls, just keep in mind that prospective students often use this website as a resource to help them decide on th...
RPI is okay. I'm a freshman here and there are times when I just want to explode just due to boredom. You find, however, that because everyone, or els...
I've only been at RPI for a semester, but I can tell you what I already know. PROS: great engineering school (kids are handed jobs after graduation...
I went to the 'Tute many years ago, and have gone back from time to time. It has clearly improved it's physical facilities. Now my son is looking at...
Don't expect too much from your classes and teachers and you'll have a better time. Some of the departments that aren't engineering are so small that ...
Overall my GPA was a 3.2, with my last 2 semesters being a 4.0. The class work load is very moderate, and no matter how well you did in highschool w/...
The professors here don't really care about students unless you are helping them with their research, they make you talk to TA's that don't speak Engl...
I've only been at RPI for a semester, but I can tell you what I already know. PROS: great engineering school (kids are handed jobs after graduation...
This School is absolutely horrible, right off the bat you are immediately made aware of the fact that everyone here is either filthy rich and looks do...
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