Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

United States of America
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Key Statistics

  • 6,671
  • 15
    Student:Staff Ratio
  • 16%
    International Students
  • 30 : 70
    Female:Male Ratio
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the US’ oldest technological research university. Since its founding in 1824, Rensselaer has maintained its reputation for providing a transformative education of intellectual rigor based on innovation in the laboratory, classroom, and studio. The institute’s motto is “Why not change the world?” Rensselaer offers more than 145 programmes at the bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral levels from five schools: Engineering; Science; Architecture; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; and the Lally School of Management; as well as an interdisciplinary degree in information technology and web science. Students are encouraged to work in interdisciplinary programs that allow them to combine scholarly work from several departments. The institute provides engaging, interactive learning environments and campus-wide opportunities for leadership, collaboration and creativity. Driven by talented and forward-thinking faculty, Rensselaer has expanded its research enterprise by focusing on five signature research areas: biotechnology and the life sciences; energy, the environment, and smart systems; computational science and engineering; nanotechnology and advanced materials; and media, arts, science and technology. The institute is well-known for its success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace so that new discoveries and inventions benefit human life, protect the environment and strengthen economic development.


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