Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Troy, New York, United States
Rensselaer is re-inventing higher education in science, technology, engineering, and math. We are the oldest technological research university in the U.S. and the next wave of new.

About

History

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.”

Education

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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University Ranking

Academic Ranking of World Universities by Shanghai Jiao Tong University
2021
401
2020
401 -100
2019
301
ARWU World University rankings is the first world university ranking. It ranks the world's top 1000 colleges and universities based on objective indicator.
QS World University Rankings by TopUniversities
2022
431 39
2021
470 -87
2020
383
QS World University Rankings is one of the top international rankings measuring the popularity and performance of universities all over the world.
World University Rankings by Times Higher Education
2022
501
2021
501 -100
2020
401
World University Rankings is a vital resource that provides the definitive list of the world's best universities.
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report
2022
-
2021
577 -58
2020
519
Best Global Universities Rankings by U.S. News & World Report presents all the top universities from the U.S. and 60 other countries around the world.

Services

Housing services

For your convenience, we have listed our recommended lodging accommodations below. Be sure to ask about the discounted rate for Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute visitors. 

Library services

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.

Medical services

Student Health Services is offering VIRTUAL VISITS (phone and video) during the period of remote instruction.

Student Life

Campus life

Located in Troy, New York — a growing area within the state’s Tech Valley.

Student clubs

Rensselaer is home to 212 clubs and  organizations, offering students the opportunity to immerse themselves in activities outside the classroom.

Accreditation

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. 

Student Reviews

Anonymous rated 4 out of 5 stars

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a great place for higher education in engineering and the overall experience is good.

Troy, New York, United States

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