#203 Overall Influence #1177 Desirability Rank

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Private research university in Troy, New York, United States

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) was founded in 1824. RPI is organized into six schools, which together comprise 37 departments. The majority of courses they offer have a STEM emphasis. RPI’s most popular courses are those in engineering, in computer and information sciences, and in physical sciences.

RPI is associated with one Nobel laureate—Ivar Giaever for physics.

Other distinguished RPI-connected individuals include the following:

RPI is regionally accredited by the Middle States Association of Colleges and Schools (MSACS).

From Wikipedia

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a private research university in Troy, New York, with additional campuses in Hartford and Groton, Connecticut. It was established in 1824 by Stephen van Rensselaer and Amos Eaton for the "application of science to the common purposes of life" and is the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world and the Western Hemisphere. Numerous American colleges or departments of applied sciences were modeled after Rensselaer.

Source: Wikipedia

Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

16,661

Acceptance

57%

Graduation Rate

87%

Median SAT Score

1390

Median ACT Score

31

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$55,600

Fees (in-state)

$1,412

IncomeAverage Net Cost
0 - 30K$22,662
30K - 48K$24,361
48K - 75K$26,797
75K - 110K$34,046
110K+$43,869

After Graduation

Averages for 10 years after enrolling

Avg Earnings

$86,000

Employed

94%

Campus Life

What's it like to attend this school?

The People

Full time on-campus stats

Student Body

9K

Under-Grads

7K

Graduates

1K

The Campus

Where will you be attending?

Location

110 8th St, Troy NY 12180-3590

On Campus Crime Rates

Property Crime

9 per 100K

Violent Crime

0 per 100K

City Crime Rates

Property Crime

36 per 100K

Violent Crime

7 per 100K

What is Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute known for?

Our answer to this is to show you the disciplines in which a school's faculty and alumni have had the highest historical influence. A school may be influential in a discipline even if they do not offer degrees in that area. We've organized two lists to show where they are influential and offer corresponding degrees, and where they are influential through scholarship although they don't offer degrees in the disciplines.

Top areas of influence with degrees offered

#36 World Rank
Engineering
#62 World Rank
Computer Science
#127 World Rank
Physics
#179 World Rank
Business
#315 World Rank
Biology
#189 World Rank
Chemistry
#283 World Rank
Mathematics
#374 World Rank
Medical
#327 World Rank
Philosophy
#265 World Rank
Psychology
#475 World Rank
Law
#398 World Rank
Communications
#172 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#464 World Rank
Economics
#396 World Rank
Sociology

Other areas of influence

#217 World Rank
Social Work
#227 World Rank
Education
#350 World Rank
History
#423 World Rank
Anthropology
#489 World Rank
Political Science
#556 World Rank
Criminal Justice
#571 World Rank
Literature
#823 World Rank
Religious Studies
#1176 World Rank
Nursing

Influential People

Who are Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute's Most influential alumni?

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 's most influential alumni faculty include professors and professionals in the fields of Engineering, Computer Science, and Physics

Claire M. Fraser

Claire M. Fraser

American genome scientist and microbiologist

Emily Gorcenski

American data scientist and data activist

Walter Lincoln Hawkins

American chemist

Ely S. Parker

Ely S. Parker

Union Army officer and a Commissioner of Indian Affairs

Edward I. Solomon

American chemist

Edgar Cortright

Edgar Cortright

Senior NASA official-administrator and engineering researcher

Nick Donofrio

Nick Donofrio

American businessman

Henry Farber

Economist

Erin Hoffman

Erin Hoffman

Game designer, blogger and fantasy writer

Victor Peng

Ansar Pervaiz

Ansar Pervaiz

Pakistani physicist

Frederick Grinnell

American engineer