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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

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About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

The Rensselaer School was established in 1824 by Stephen Van Rensselaer “for the purpose of instructing persons … in the application of science to the common purposes of life” (Van Rensselaer to Blatchford, 1824). It is “…the first school of science and school of civil engineering, which has had a continuous existence, to be established in any English-speaking country” – Palmer C. Ricketts. In 1833 the school became the Rensselaer Institute, and in the 1850s its purpose was broadened to become a polytechnic institution. The name was changed to the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute in 1861.A Rensselaer education is challenging, interactive, and highly relevant. Students immerse themselves in course work that combines theory with learning by experience in unparalleled facilities, using advanced technology. In this environment, students learn to recognize needs, visualize solutions, and initiate change in every realm of society. Their comprehensive educational and research programs cut across academic disciplines, giving students the opportunity to learn and to grow into world leaders in their chosen fields. Students are encouraged to work in interdisciplinary programs that allow them to combine scholarly work from several departments or schools.
Engaging, interactive learning environments and campus wide opportunities for leadership, communication, and creativity are all hallmarks of a Rensselaer education. Beyond the classroom, students have extensive opportunities—on campus, in the corporate arena, and abroad—to broaden their perspective and their experience. Rensselaer serves undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals around the world. First-year students hail from across the nation and from countries all around the world. Students are encouraged to work in interdisciplinary programs, allowing them to combine scholarly work from several departments or schools. The university provides rigorous, engaging, interactive learning environments and campus-wide opportunities for leadership, collaboration, and creativity. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute made an indelible mark on both the 19th and 20th centuries. Today, among the world’s pre-eminent research universities, Rensselaer offers students an interactive, interdisciplinary education — and a chance to be among the forces shaping the 21st century.

Driven by talented, dedicated, and forward-thinking faculty, Rensselaer has dramatically expanded the research enterprise by leveraging their existing strengths and focusing on five signature research areas: biotechnology and the life sciences, energy and the environment, computational science and engineering, nanotechnology and advanced materials, and media, arts, science, and technology. The Institute is especially 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. Rensselaer's Hartford Campus is housed in its own eight-story building on 15 landscaped acres in downtown Hartford, readily accessible from both Interstates 84 and 91.Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is located in Troy, New York, on a 275 acre hilltop campus overlooking the Hudson River. In the midst of a culturally rich population centre surrounded by the Adirondack, Catskill, Berkshire, and Green mountains, the Rensselaer campus is only a few hours by car from Boston, New York City, and Montreal. Within easy driving distance from campus, Rensselaer students, faculty, and staff enjoy world-class alpine and cross-country skiing, hiking, camping, sailing, biking, golf, white water kayaking, and more. From north, east, south, or west, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is centrally located near major highways in New York state.

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World Ranking
~301 / 760
Source: THE World University Rankings
Member of Middle states Commission On Higher education
Where can you study?
41.7734, -72.67392
Hartford
Nearest City: Hartford
Type: On-campus
Address: 275 Windsor Street, Hartford, Connecticut, 06120 United States
42.73017, -73.6788
Troy
Nearest City: New York
Type: On-campus
Address: 110 Eighth Street, Troy, New York, 12180 United States

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