Polytechnic Institute – a private research university in
Troy, New York
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Upstate NY school; Alma mater of some engrs.; Univ. in Troy,
N.Y.; N.Y. engineering sch.
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Polytechnic Institute, or RPI, is a private research university
located in Troy, New York. It was founded in 1824 by Stephen Van
Rensselaer and Amos Eaton for the "application of science to
the common purposes of life" and is the oldest technological
university in the English-speaking world. Built on a hillside,
RPI's 275-acre (111 ha) campus overlooks the historic city of
Troy and the Hudson River and is a blend of traditional and
modern architecture. The institute operates an on campus
business incubator and the 1,250-acre (510 ha) Rensselaer
Technology Park, and is known for its success in the transfer of
technology from the laboratory to the marketplace.
of RPI from downtown Troy
mission has slowly evolved over the years while retaining a focus
on the scientific and technological roots upon which it was
founded. Over the past century, RPI has grown into a university
with five schools: The School of Architecture, The School of
Engineering, The School of Humanities, Arts, and Social Sciences,
The School of Science, and the Lally School of Management &
Technology. All together, the university offers around 140 degree
programs in 60 fields leading to bachelor's, master's, and
doctoral degrees. RPI consistently ranks in the top 50 among U.S.
universities for overall academics and among the top 50 worldwide
for technology. Adopted by the Board of Trustees in 1995, RPI's
current mission is to "educate the leaders of tomorrow for
technologically based careers. We celebrate discovery, and the
responsible application of technology, to create knowledge and
institute attracts students from every state and 92 countries.
Among class of 2014, 83% were in the top 10% of their high school
class. The acceptance rate was 36.1% in 2011; in 2012 it rose to
42.72%. Rensselaer has been proclaimed to be "the next
Massachusetts Institute of Technology" and was named as a
"New Ivy" by Newsweek and Kaplan. It remains in the
"Top 50 Universities" compiled by U.S. News & World
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