Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is the nation's oldest technological university. The university offers Bachelor's, Master's, and Doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences, information technology, architecture, management, and the humanities and social sciences.
Rensselaer faculty are known for pre-eminence in research conducted in a wide range of fields, with particular emphasis in biotechnology, nanotechnology, information technology, and the media arts and technology. The Institute is well known for its success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace so that new discoveries and inventions benefit human life, protect the environment, and strengthen economic development.
Students are encouraged to work in inter- and cross-disciplinary programs that allow them to combine scholarlarly work from several departments or schools. The university provides rigorous, engaging, interactive learning environments and campus wide opportunities for leadership, communications, and creativity.
Enrollment Management, 110 8th St., Troy, NY 12180-3590
Branch campus in Hartford, CT also offers graduate programs for working professionals
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Varsity Sports: Women's: basketball, cross-country, diving, field hockey, ice hockey (NCAA Division I), lacrosse, soccer, softball, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track. Men's: baseball, basketball, cross-country, diving, football, golf, ice hockey (NCAA Division I), lacrosse, soccer, swimming, tennis, indoor and outdoor track.
Intramural Sports: aerobics, badminton, basketball, bowling, flag football, golf, gym hockey, ice hockey, racquetball, indoor and outdoor soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, Tai Chi, track and field, volleyball, wiffleball, wrestling, yoga.
Club Sports: aikido, archery, badminton, ballroom dancing, baseball, capoeira, cheerleading, crew, cycling, equestrian, fencing, gymnastics, ice hockey, Isshrinyu Karate, judo, juggling & unicycling, kendo, lacrosse, Olympic tae kwon do, outing, paintball, racquetball, rifle, rugby, sailing, scuba, skiing, squash, swimming, Tae Kwon Do, table tennis, ultimate frisbee, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting.
Clubs and Activities
Clubs related to: Media (Newspaper, Yearbook, Literary Magazine, Radio Station); Performing and Visual Arts (Brass Quintet, Jazz Ensemble, RPI Players, Symphony Orchestra); Religious Organizations (BASIC, Hillel, Muslim Student Association); Service Organizations (Environmental Action, Student Volunteer Program); Special Interests (Amnesty International, Flying Club, Foreign Student Associations, Photography Club, Political Discussion Club); and Student Government (Athletics Board, Student Senate).
Enrollment for Fall 2015
72% enrolled in top 10% of high school class
SAT verbal range: 610 – 720
SAT math range: 670 – 770
ACT range: 28 – 32
99% have a high school GPA of 3.0 or higher
1% have a high school GPA of 2.0 to less than 3.0
|Undergraduate Students||Graduate Students|
|% Black / African American||3%||2%|
|% Hispanic / Latino||8%||3%|
|% White, Non-Hispanic||59%||38%|
|% International / Nonresident Alien||11%||49%|
|% Two or more races||7%||2%|
|% Unknown Race / Ethnicity||2%||2%|