Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute or RPI isa private university, founded by S. Rensselaer in 1824. RPI is based in Troy, New York. It is also one of the oldest technological institutes in the world.
Well known for their technical arts and applied science faculties RPI is built on the hillside, over 270 acres overlooking city of Troy and Hudson River.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers more than 140 degree programs- from bachelor’s to doctoral degrees. RPI consists now of 5 schoolss- Lally School of Management & Technology, The School of Humanities & Arts, The School of Engineering, School of Architecture and School of Science.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute Ranking
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institure is ranking in Top 50 US Universtites and in Top 50 in Worldwide for Technology. It has been also included in the list of 25 so called New Ivies- schools that offer Ivy league kind of quality education.
RPI is known also for their mens ice hockey, lacrosse, baseball, football and athletic teams.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has 6 research areas that are of priority- nanotechnology and biotechnology are just some of them.
RPI has more than 5000 undergraduate students and over 700 graduate students at their campus, which is also extremely international. RPI has students from 90+ countries, and from every state in US.
Acceptance rate for RPI was less than 40%, making it a fairly easy school to get into if your GPA is 3.9 or higher. An average SAT score for the school was 1420.