History, Affiliations & Rankings
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the oldest technological research institute in the USA. Established in 1824, the institute has over 200 years of experience in imparting technical education and is one of the best colleges for engineering in the USA. Ranked 50 among National Universities by US News & World Report and 383 among global universities by QS World University Rankings, RLI is one of the best places for higher education aspirants from all around the world.
Infrastructure, Campus & Courses
As mentioned in its mission statement, RLI aims to educate tomorrow’s leaders not only for building a career in technology but also for using technology to come up with solutions to the problems and challenges faced by the world today. Apart from the engineering and technology-related courses, a wide range of other undergraduate, postgraduate and doctoral programmes are available at RLI in several other disciplines. The total enrollment in its schools — School of Engineering, School of Architecture, School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Science, and Lally School of Business — is around 7,900.
Accomplishments & Alumni
The institute has earned many other accolades and has found recognition from popular news and ranking organisations. It has been ranked the 6th best engineering college in the USA by US Today, is part of the Animation Career Review’s Top 10 U.S. Schools for Game Design, and is included in the list of top 10 US colleges with regards to students making money.
Student Diversity & Visiting Companies
With a student to faculty ratio of 13:1, the institute has a strong focus on the individual growth of the students and not just in academics but in all spheres of life. Students generally prefer taking on-campus housing as it allows them easy access to the recreational activities and clubs available for students at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute. Around four-fifths of the students at RLI are involved in some form of sports and athletics and the Student Union ensures that activities and events keep the student engaged and connected.
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