Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
#197 Overall Influence#1177 Desirability Rank

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Private research university in Troy, New York, United States

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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. Numerous American colleges or departments of applied sciences were modeled after Rensselaer.

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Admissions

What does this school look for?

Annual Applications

16,661

Acceptance

57%

Graduation Rate

83%

Median SAT Score

1390

Median ACT Score

31

Costs

How much does it cost to attend?

Tuition (in-state)

$54,000

Fees (in-state)

$1,378

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

8K

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

#34 World Rank
Engineering
#63 World Rank
Computer Science
#125 World Rank
Physics
#182 World Rank
Business
#303 World Rank
Biology
#250 World Rank
Mathematics
#189 World Rank
Chemistry
#316 World Rank
Philosophy
#369 World Rank
Medical
#239 World Rank
Psychology
#505 World Rank
Law
#402 World Rank
Communications
#164 World Rank
Earth Sciences
#456 World Rank
Economics
#394 World Rank
Sociology

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. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s most academically influential people include Thomas F. Cooley, Hamid Shirvani, and Samuel Wells Williams.

Thomas F. Cooley

American economist

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Hamid Shirvani
Hamid Shirvani

American academic

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Samuel Wells Williams
Samuel Wells Williams

United States linguist, official, missionary and Sinologist

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Walter Lincoln Hawkins

American chemist

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Andrew Deutsch

American sound artist

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Heidi Jo Newberg
Heidi Jo Newberg

American astrophysicist

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Joseph Mundy
Joseph Mundy

Computer scientist

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Ansar Pervaiz
Ansar Pervaiz

Pakistani physicist

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James Terry Gardiner

American sureyor and engineer

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Peter Bohlin

American architect

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Nick Donofrio
Nick Donofrio

American businessman

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Ralph Brazelton Peck

American civil engineer

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