About

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.

Mission

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.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (Troy, NY) is a leader in technology-based education with an expanding emphasis on entrepreneurship and discovery. As America's first technological research university, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world. Widely applauded for the effectiveness of its hands-on, interactive approach to learning, RPI is home to 6,600 resident undergraduate students from 50 states and 65 countries.

Founded in 1824, RPI offers 39 majors across five schools: Architecture; Engineering; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; the Lally School of Management; and Science, along with an interdisciplinary program in Information Technology and Web Science. 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 more than 200 clubs and organizations, offering students opportunities to immerse themselves in activities outside the classroom. With more than 60 percent of undergraduates living on campus, Rensselaer offers a large and vital residential community. More than 80 of students take part in athletics (varisty, club, or intramurals), and around 30% of students participate in Greek life. Student also have ample opportunites to get involved in music, performing arts, and the community of Troy. 


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