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Life at Rensselaer Rensselaer is located in Troy N.Y. a historic city with a wealth of 19th-century architecture and an increasingly vibrant riverfront. Along with Albany and Sche- nectady Troy makes up the Capital Region. This region with an overall population of more than 1.1 million is approximately three hours by car from both New York City and Boston and offers easy access to the natural splendors of the Berkshires the Catskills and the Adirondacks. The Capital Region is also situated within Tech Valley one of the nations leading technology corridors noted for cutting-edge research in nanotech biotech alternative energy and other high-impact fields. At Rensselaer you will find a highly attractive campus a full calendar of cultural events at our pioneering EMPAC venue and a wide range of social opportunities. We offer comfortable modern housing for our graduate students and their families at the Rensselaer Graduate Community at City Station in downtown Troy. A wide range of fairly priced off-campus housing is also available. Just Ask We will be sure to answer your questions and help in any way we can. Connect with Admissions Our graduate admissions staff works closely with faculty to help prospective students assess whether Rensselaer is a good fit for their research interests and professional goals. Staff members can also answer your questions about research and teaching assistantships and university corporate or national fellowships available to full-time graduate students. Admissions can be reached 830 AM 500 PM EST by phone at 518-276-6216 or by email at gradadmissionsrpi.edu. Connect With Academic Departments Faculty members for each depart- ment known as Graduate Program Directors serve as the primary point of contact in fielding academic questions from prospective students. Students are also encouraged to contact individ- ual faculty members with whom they share a research interest by accessing our extensive Faculty Interest Inventory online at faculty.rpi.edu. Come Visit We encourage prospective graduate students to visit our campus during the application process through our Diversity in Graduate Studies DIGS program. Each DIGS daylong visit is customized and may include meet- ings with department faculty current studentsalumni and a campus tour. Fully funded visits are available for highly competitive candidates. Please complete our DIGS Visit application form at admissions.rpi. edugraduatevisit.