The Rensselaer School was established in Troy, New York, in 1824 by Stephen Van Rensselaer, along with educator and scientist Amos Eaton, “for the purpose of instructing persons ... in the application of science to the common purposes of life.”
With 7,900 students and more than 100,000 living alumni, Rensselaer is addressing the global challenges facing the 21st century—to change lives, to advance society, and to change the world.
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The Institute Archives and Special Collections are housed in the Fixman Room on the third floor of Folsom Library. Archival collections provide documentation of the development and growth of the Institute. Materials include records of Rensselaer's presidents and senior administrators, Board of Trustees minutes, department records, and campus publications.
Student Health Services is offering VIRTUAL VISITS (phone and video) during the period of remote instruction.
Located in Troy, New York — a growing area within the state’s Tech Valley.
Rensselaer is home to 212 clubs and organizations, offering students the opportunity to immerse themselves in activities outside the classroom.
Rensselaer is accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools and by a number of professional and academic societies. Undergraduate degree programs in chemistry are certified by the American Chemical Society; professional programs in architecture are accredited by the National Architecture Accrediting Board.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a great place for higher education in engineering and the overall experience is good.