Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was the first technological university in the English-speaking world. The university offers degrees from five schools: Architecture; Engineering; Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences; the Lally School of Management; and Science; as well as an interdisciplinary degree in information technology and web science.
As Rensselaer approaches its third century of innovation and discovery, the institute remains committed to educating the leaders of tomorrow. It’s because of our reputation and size – about 6,300 undergraduates and 1,300 graduates that students have access, as undergraduates and as early as 2nd semester of freshmen year, to so many wonderful opportunities and resources – co-ops/internships, research, study abroad, technological entrepreneurship, etc. A Rensselaer education, through innovative pedagogy, global challenge-linked research, and a transformative experience, positions graduates to truly change the world. Rensselaer students share a legacy of academic achievement, creative expression, discovery and innovation, entrepreneurship, and global leadership.
This is The New Polytechnic.