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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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World changing. Groundbreaking. Boundary pushing.

Harnessing the Wind with Jets of Air


Rensselaer is re-inventing higher education in science, technology, engineering, and math. We are the oldest technological research university in the U.S. and the next wave of new.
Located in Troy, New York—a growing area within the state’s Tech Valley.
Growth in research since 1999
Both Rensselaer students and faculty alike focus on today’s great global challenges.
“Why not change the world?” is not just a tagline; it is our way of life.


  • 32 Research Centers
  • $105M in Research Expenditures
  • 791 Total Ph.D. Students
As America's first technological research university, Rensselaer has been defining the scientific and technological advances of our world.

More than 145 programs at the bachelor's,
master's, and doctoral levels

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