• Some of the best engineering schools in the world serve as feeder programs for the best technology companies out there, like Facebook, Google, and Apple.

    Rensselaer Ranked 4th, “The World's Best Engineering Schools”

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  • Top Wall Street companies are actively reaching out to the elite colleges to bring in the best and brightest graduates...

    Rensselaer Named Among Top 5 "Technology Schools of 2012"

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  • Rensselaer Polytechnic in Troy, New York, charges $3,600 more than Harvard. But the cost [...] is more than justified by graduates' higher salaries.

    12 Colleges Whose Payoff In Pay Beats Harvard's

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  • RPI is our nation’s oldest technological university and it’s a great pick for students who are budding engineers, scientists, architects, IT & web specialists. [...] graduates have some of the highest entry-level salaries.

    Best Schools for the Work-Minded

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Student Opportunities

Better World Engineering

Rensselaer Engineering students, faculty, and staff are working together to address some of the most pressing challenges we face in energy, food, water, human health, and sustainability.


Manufacturing Innovation Learning Lab

Rensselaer Engineering students take lab and related undergraduate courses that are focused on educating the next generation of manufacturing innovators


Undergraduate Research

Rensselaer's Undergraduate Research Program (URP) provides real-world, hands-on research experience for students like you.


The Design Lab

Real-world engineering experiences for students that integrate multidisciplinary design solutions and deliver results.


The Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize Competition

Today's young inventors are tomorrow's technological and entrepreneurial leaders. The $30,000 Lemelson-MIT National Collegiate Student Prize seeks to recognize and inspire these burgeoning inventors and innovators.