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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

From renewable energy to cybersecurity, from biotechnology to materials science, from big data to nanotechnology, the world needs problem solvers—exactly the kind of talent Rensselaer produces—to address the urgent issues of today and the emerging issues of tomorrow.
Rensselaer is home to one of the most powerful university-based supercomputers in the world.
42nd
among U.S. research universities ranked by U.S. News & World Report
Situated on 287 acres, the Rensselaer Troy campus offers a total of 746 labs, studios, and technology spaces used for research.
Top
10
on a CNBC list of the U.S. colleges where students go on to earn the most money.

Academics

Rensselaer faculty include members of the National Academies, 176 Fellows of professional societies, and 63 NSF CAREER Award recipients.

Life at Rensselaer

Rensselaer has 475 facilities used for academic classrooms, studios, and teaching laboratories.

1st
ITWS program
COLLEGE CHOICE
The Rensselaer Information Technology and Web Science (ITWS) program was the first of its kind in the United States.
6th
of top U.S. engineering colleges USA Today
Graduate engineering programs rank 39th in the nation by
U.S. News & World Report.
Top
10
of U.S. Game Design Schools
ANIMATION CAREER REVIEW
47
Student-athletes who participated in NCAA championships
11
National All-Academic student-athletes
223
All-Academic student-athletes
80%
of Rensselaer students play either varsity, intramural, or club sports