Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Transfers: 2020 Requirements, Dates, GPAs & More

This is the complete guide for transferring to RPI Rensselaer. We suggest you read until the end - you can also use the below calculator to estimate your likelihood of being able to transfer to RPI Rensselaer.

What are your chances at RPI Rensselaer?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at RPI Rensselaer or any other U.S. college

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    I get it - transferring colleges can be confusing, time-consuming and overwhelming. You are not alone. In fact, more than 700,000 students transfer colleges every year.

    At RPI Rensselaer, 2.02% of the entire student body are transfer students, so you won’t be alone.

    To read about regular admission requirements for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, click here

    What are the transfer requirements for RPI Rensselaer?

    RPI Rensselaer requires a number of completed documents for consideration. The table below summarizes the most important pieces of information:

    Admission Item Required?
    High School Transcript Required of Some
    College Transcript Required of All
    Essay or Personal Statement Not Required
    Interview Not Required
    Standardized Test Scores Required of Some
    Statement of Good Standing from Prior Institution Required of All

    In addition to the above requirements, RPI Rensselaer also requires a minimum number of credits completed to apply to be a transfer student.

    RPI Rensselaer requires a minimum of 12 credits.

    What are Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s Transfer Deadlines?

    Many universities accept transfer applications during each semester. For this reason, we break down RPI Rensselaer transfer deadline by fall, winter, spring and summer.

    Closing Date Reported Deadline
    Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Waiting until the last minute to finalize your application could result in a silly mistake.

    We recommend you complete your application at least 1 week before the required deadline.

    In fact, take a full 2 day break from looking at anything related to your application and then come back to look for errors. I bet you’ll find a few 😉

    When are decision dates for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute transfer applicants?

    If you applied to transfer to RPI Rensselaer on or before the reported deadlines then you should have your decision date by the notification dates in the below table.

    Deadline Notification Dates
    Fall Transfer Deadline rolling
    Winter Transfer Deadline
    Spring Transfer Deadline rolling
    Summer Transfer Deadline

    Note this data is current as of 2019 and to the best of our knowledge this hasn’t changed.

    What is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s transfer acceptance rate?

    In 2019, RPI Rensselaer received 496 transfer applicants.

    The school accepted 284 students. Therefore, the transfer acceptance rate for RPI Rensselaer is 57.26%.

    This indicates how hard it is to transfer into RPI Rensselaer. You can use the free calculator below to predict your chances of getting accepted.

    What are your chances at RPI Rensselaer?

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at RPI Rensselaer or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

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    Additionally, of the 284 accepted transfer students, 134 students enrolled - that means the yield was 47.18%.

    RPI Rensselaer accepts 58 out of every 100 transfer applicants.

    How can you afford RPI Rensselaer

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    What are the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute transfer GPA requirements?

    RPI Rensselaer requires a minimum college GPA of 3.0 - this is on a 4.33 point scale.

    In addition, RPI Rensselaer requires a minimum high school GPA of 3.0.

    Will you enjoy transferring to RPI Rensselaer?

    There are a lot of reasons to transfer to RPI Rensselaer. Maybe your plan has always been to attend community college, and then move to a four year college to save money while completing your degree.

    Maybe you had a bad experience at your first school - don’t worry this is more common than you think.

    Or perhaps you’re drawn to Troy...

    Regardless of your reason for transferring, you’re already enrolled at another college or university so you know that the most important element in your college experience is the people and community

    Finding success at RPI Rensselaer is dependent on feeling comfortable - will you be able to find a place to find home and grow?

    These are the questions that numbers and data cannot answer, but CampusReel can.

    If you’re considering transferring to RPI Rensselaer then I highly recommend that you watch the school’s videos on CampusReel. These are real students with real stories.

    Final Verdict: How to transfer into RPI Rensselaer

    Let’s wrap up everything we’ve learned. If you still have questions about transferring, check out the RPI Rensselaer website for more info.
    RPI Rensselaer accepts 57.26% transfer applicants, which is competitive.

    To have a shot at transferring into RPI Rensselaer, you should have a current GPA of at least 3.91 - ideally you’re GPA will be around 4.07. In addition, you will need to submit standardized test scores.

    The below tables show the SAT and ACT breakdown of RPI Rensselaer students.

    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    SAT Math 670 770 720
    SAT Reading 610 710 660
    2018 Total SAT Score 1280 1480 1380
    25th Percentile 75th Percentile Average
    ACT Math 0 0 0
    ACT Reading 0 0 0
    2018 Total ACT Score 0 0 0

    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s average SAT score is 1380. To be a competitive applicant for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute your SAT score should come close to the average - for the ACT you should be aiming for the equivalent.

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    This free college chances tool calculates your acceptance chances at RPI Rensselaer or any other U.S. college

    Please note all chances are estimates based on test score and GPA averages.

    *or select a school above for a specific calculation

    Need chances at another college?

    If you’re considering transferring to RPI Rensselaer, you may also want to consider the schools:

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    Transfering to SUNY College at Brockport
    Transfering to SUNY Cortland