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If you dream about changing the world, Rensselaer is the ideal place to begin your journey.
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One Legacy—Many Pathways

Rensselaer is a diverse community of dreamers and doers who share several characteristics. They are drawn to the sciences and technology, and to disciplines ranging from architecture and business to literature. They love to tackle complex problems, and they have a sincere desire to improve the world.

Yet the people of Rensselaer are true individuals: everyone who comes here seeks a pathway to greatness that is uniquely his or her own.

Bold Exploration

When you come to study at Rensselaer, you will benefit from a proud legacy of bold exploration. Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute was established in 1824 as the first technological university in the English-speaking world.

The Institute was organized around a concept considered quite radical for the time: that students should actively engage with their studies by performing experiments and exploring other participatory forms of learning, rather than sitting passively in lectures.

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Become a Pioneer

As a Rensselaer student, you will walk in the footsteps of pioneers—and become one.

You will enjoy access to world-class research facilities, and work alongside exceptionally talented researchers on challenges that range from eradicating cholera to combating global climate change.

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Immersion Science

Undergraduate students in the Cancer Cell Biology Group are developing critical research skills while exploring life in a laboratory.

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The Design Lab

The Design Lab delivers real-world engineering experience for undergraduates that integrates multidisciplinary design solutions.

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Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences

Our program in Games and Simulation Arts and Sciences was ranked among the top 15 undergraduate game design programs in the U.S and Canada by the Princeton Review.

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Women at Rensselaer Mentor Program

The Women at Rensselaer Mentor Program is a peer mentor program that matches first-year undergraduate female students who request a mentor with an upper class female student in the same or related major.

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Whether you study mechanical engineering or music, bioinformatics or business, Rensselaer is a paradise for people who yearn to fulfill their dreams, and improve the world in the process.

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Innovation at Rensselaer
Innovation at Rensselaer
The online research magazine from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
 
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IBM Watson at Rensselaer
IBM Watson at Rensselaer
Video: Rensselaer is now home to an IBM Watson computer—the first university to receive such a system.
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The Approach Blog
New ideas, creative endeavors, and research discoveries from RPI students and faculty.
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Inside Rensselaer
Inside Rensselaer
A bi-weekly video podcast about the people, programs, research and events at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute.
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