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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

United States of America

519th US-News World Ranking

Established in 1824, the Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is the oldest technological research university in USA and is situated in Troy, New York with two additional campuses in Hartford and Groton, Connecticut.

The university offers more than 145 programs at Bachelor’s, Master’s and Doctoral levels. The university comprises of 5 schools: Lally School of Management, School of Architecture, School of Engineering, School of Science and School of Humanities, Arts and Social Sciences. It has 34 research centres and has witnessed more than 200% growth in its research expenditure in past 18 years.

The institute operates an on?campus business incubator and the 1250 acre Rensselaer Technology park. Today, Rensselaer is organized into six main schools which contain 37 departments, with emphasis on science and technology. It is well recognized for its degree programs in engineering, computing, business and management, information technology, the sciences, design, and liberal arts.

The university has a total student population of more than 6,900 of which over 5,800 are enrolled in under graduate programs. It has a student to faculty ratio of 15:1 and the acceptance rate of 42%. Innovation is embedded in the culture of RPI through the presence of the 1,250-acre Rensselaer Technology Park and a business incubator with 73 tenants. 

Notable Alumni: Curtis R. Priem (American computer scientist), Dennis Anthony Tito (American engineer and multimillionaire)

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University Stats

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7962

Students

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6628

Undergraduates

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1334

Postgraduate

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500

Faculty Strength

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13

Student Faculty Ratio

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44
%

Acceptance Rate

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$
54000

Tuition Fees

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$
15580

Living Cost

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$
4236

Other Fees

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3.2

Avg. GPA

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35

Avg. IB

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80
%

Avg. Percentage

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