Settled beside the handsome Hudson River, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the nation’s oldest technological Institute and today claims some of the most influential researchers in the nation. With excelled programs in biotechnology and the life sciences, energy and the environment, computational science and engineering, nanotechnology and advanced materials, and experimental media and the arts, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is dedicated to producing superior innovations from superior innovators. Providing a diverse learning environment that couples traditional teaching strategies with hands on, cutting edge technological experience, Rensselaer Polytechnic allows students to identify needs, envision explanations, and introduce transformation in every facet of society.

Rensselaer is committed to maintaining an intimate learning environment in which students have the ability to influence their courses of work and develop skills in pioneering new avenues of research. With an undergraduate enrollment of 5,238 students and a student to faculty ratio of 15:1, Rensselaer undergraduates are able to interact with professors and gain an unparalleled academic experience. In addition to their prestigious educational involvement, Rensselaer professors also have close ties with top global corporations and organizations. These relations allow Rensselaer students to establish true connections with renowned leaders and organizations across the globe and further their professional careers.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute boasts comprehensive interdisciplinary programs that allow students to gain unlimited opportunities and broaden their perspectives and their capabilities. With majors ranging from aeronautical engineering to sustainability studies and minors ranging from acoustics to technology commercialization and entrepreneurship, alumni from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute exit their undergraduate careers with competitive experience and an aggressive passion to continue a life of learning.

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