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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, New York

 8 reviews

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Private 4 Year

8 reviews

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (/rɛnsəˈlɪər/), or RPI, is a private research university and space-grant institution located in Troy, New York, with two additional campuses in Hartford and Groton, Connecticut.

The institute was established in 1824 by Stephen van Rensselaer and Amos Eaton for the "application of science to the common purposes of life" and is described as the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world. Numerous American colleges or departments of applied sciences were modeled after Rensselaer. Built on a hillside, RPI's 265-acre (107 ha) campus overlooks the city of Troy and the Hudson River and is a blend of traditional and modern architecture. The institute operates an on‑campus business incubator and the 1,250-acre (510 ha) Rensselaer Technology Park.

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Located in Troy, New York.

110 8th St, Troy, NY, 12180-3590, Rensselaer County

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Rankings

Prepler rankings are based on rigorous and in-depth analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education.

2024 Best Colleges in America

#57 of 6828

2024 Best Colleges in New york

#5 of 453

Best Pre Law studies Colleges & Universities in America

#1 of 100

Most Popular Majors

The most popular major at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is Engineering followed by Computer Sciences, Business Management, Mathematics and Engineering Tech.

Graduation Rate

Graduation rate of college is a strong indicator of success of the college’s students in attaining their educational goals. Prepler defines graduation rate as the percentage of first-time, full-time students who graduated from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute within four or six years.

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