Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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55th
Research University
in the Nation
U.S. News & World Report
100+
Living Alumni
Behind innovations from the Transcontinental Railroad and the Brooklyn Bridge to sunscreen and email.
#46
Most Innovative School
U.S. News & World Report

Research

Our researchers transcend disciplines and work together to address a range of global challenges, focusing on five key areas of research:

  • Biotechnology and the Life Sciences
  • Computational Science and Engineering
  • Energy, Environment, and Smart Systems
  • Media, Arts, Science, and Technology
  • Nanotechnology and Advanced Materials

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Academics

We offer more than 140 undergraduate, graduate, and doctoral programs across five schools as well as programs and certificates for working professionals:

Life at Rensselaer

We develop technological leaders who are global citizens prepared to change the world:


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