College Deliberately: Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a medium-sized, private not-for-profit, four or more years institution that emphasizes research, character and culture located in the city of Troy, NY. It is known for Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science and Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering.

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

place 110 8th St, Troy, NY 12180-3590
phone Phone: (518) 276-6000
web Web: http://www.rpi.edu
  • Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is also known as:
    Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, RPI, Rensselaer


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Rensselaer educates the leaders of tomorrow for technologically based careers. We celebrate discovery, and the responsible application of technology, to create knowledge and global prosperity.

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is in NCAA Division III with football. The largest three sports are:
Sport Total Athletes
Football Men’s 118
Lacrosse Men’s 51
Baseball Men’s 34

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