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Academics & Majors

Graduation Statistics

83%

graduate within six years
  • 84% within eight years
  • 64% within four years
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1,790 Graduates
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute offers bachelors through doctoral degrees.
Bachelor's Master's Doctoral

Faculty Overview

857 Faculty
Full Time
  • 456 Instructional
  • 17 Research
  • 0 Public Service
Part Time
  • 370 Instructional
  • 14 Research
  • 0 Public Service

Study Options

Study Abroad Opportunities

This college has programs to study and gain cultural experiences in countries around the world.

ROTC - Army

Get leadership training and money for tuition.

ROTC - Navy

Earn NAVY ROTC scholarships that provide up to $180,000 to cover tuition, books and other expenses.

ROTC - Air Force

Develop valuable leadership skills and earn scholarships that cover tuition, books and extra expenses.

Reviews Academic Rigor
  • DS from Troy, NY
  • 5
  • RPI is a wonderful place to learn. The academics are rigorous here, but the hard work pays off. Although it's a technological institute, there are lots of fields you can…

  • Jul-25-2009 Read More
  • Maureen from Parish, NY
  • 5
  • Rensselaer believes in a core education for all majors, as well as a core inside of majors. This means that I took a freshman seminar, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biology, and…

  • Dec-26-2009 Read More

Programs & Majors

Graduates in 2009/2010 academic year.

Architecture and Related Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Architecture 61 3 -
Architecture and Related Services, Other 3 21 5
Biological and Biomedical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Biochemistry, Biophysics and Molecular Biology, Other 21 - 1
Biochemistry/Biophysics and Molecular Biology - - -
Bioinformatics 4 - -
Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Other - - -
Biology/Biological Sciences, General 38 2 5
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Business Administration and Management, General 87 62 7
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services, Other - 6 -
Communication, Journalism, and Related Programs Bachelor Master Doctorate
Communication Studies/Speech Communication and Rhetoric - 2 2
Communication, General 3 - -
Digital Communication and Media/Multimedia 42 - -
Technical and Scientific Communication - 1 -
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Science 92 22 11
Computer and Information Sciences, General - - -
Information Technology 25 31 -
Engineering Bachelor Master Doctorate
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical Engineering 88 5 1
Biomedical/Medical Engineering 60 9 3
Chemical Engineering 51 6 9
Civil Engineering, General 69 25 4
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering 100 41 24
Engineering Mechanics - - -
Engineering Physics 1 - 1
Engineering Science - - 1
Engineering, General - - 3
Engineering, Other - - -
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering 10 2 2
Industrial Engineering 48 8 -
Materials Engineering 25 5 7
Mechanical Engineering 188 26 13
Nuclear Engineering 38 2 4
Operations Research - - -
Systems Engineering - 3 -
Transportation and Highway Engineering - 8 1
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Bachelor Master Doctorate
Computer Technology/Computer Systems Technology 61 11 4
Health Professions and Related Clinical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Pre-Medicine/Pre-Medical Studies 13 - -
Legal Professions and Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Pre-Law Studies 1 - -
Mathematics and Statistics Bachelor Master Doctorate
Applied Mathematics - 18 -
Mathematics, General 40 4 9
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Cognitive Science - 4 6
Human Computer Interaction - 16 -
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other 3 1 3
Natural Sciences - - -
Science, Technology and Society 4 2 1
Natural Resources and Conservation Bachelor Master Doctorate
Environmental Science 4 - -
Philosophy and Religious Studies Bachelor Master Doctorate
Philosophy - - -
Physical Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Chemistry, General 18 5 12
Geology/Earth Science, General 2 5 -
Hydrology and Water Resources Science - - -
Physical Sciences, Other - - -
Physics, General 25 8 10
Physics, Other 6 - -
Psychology Bachelor Master Doctorate
Psychology, General 11 - -
Social Sciences Bachelor Master Doctorate
Economics, General 6 - -
Economics, Other - - 2
Social Sciences, General - - -
Social Sciences, Other - - -
Visual and Performing Arts Bachelor Master Doctorate
Game and Interactive Media Design 9 - -
Visual and Performing Arts, General 8 10 -