History, Affiliations and Rankings
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is one of the oldest technological research colleges situated in New York, USA. Established in 1824, the institute has more than 200 years of experience in offering technical education and is one of the best institutes in engineering in the USA. The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has academic affiliations with the National Association of Independent Colleges and Universities (NAICU), the Association of Independent Technological Universities (AITU), and Space-grant. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute ranks #50 among National Universities by US News & World Report and #383 among global universities by QS World University Rankings. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is one of the best places for higher education aspirants globally.
Infrastructure, Campuses and Courses
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute aims to train tomorrow's leaders not only for creating a career in technology but also for applying technology to come up with solutions to the problems and challenges that are majorly faced by the world in today’s age. Apart from the engineering and technology-related programs, a broad range of other bachelor's, master's and PhD courses are available at the institute in various other faculties. The faculties at the institute are the School of Engineering School of Architecture, School of Arts, Humanities and Social Sciences, School of Science, and Lally School of Business.
Accomplishments and Alumni
The Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute has been awarded various awards and has gained recognition from numerous popular news and ranking organizations. The notable alumni of the institute are Washington Gale Ferris Jr. (who designed and built the original Ferris Wheel), Leffert L. Buck, the chief engineer of the Williamsburg Bridge in New York City, and Allen B. DuMont (24), creator of the first commercial television and radar.
Student Diversity and Visiting Companies
The institute has a total of 8,100 students at the institute, out of which more than 6,200 are undergraduates, and more than 1,300 are post-graduates with about 500 academic faculties. The institute has about 1,800 international students on campus. The visiting companies on the campus are Amazon, Walmart, Citibank, and BNP Paribas.