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 pursue, including biology, architechture, management, information technology, computer science, astronomy, psychology, electronic arts, or even the arts/humanites.
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I absolutely love it here for the following reasons: majority of the students are here because of their love and desire for a good education, the professors here really do care for their students (it helps if you get to know them outside the classroom), it is super easy to get involved on campus (we have over 200 clubs funded though our student union), and the friends I made here. Everyone on campus is like family to me, and we all look out for each other.» Read More
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a fantastic school if you are planning on majoring in the engineering field. All of the core classes are tough, with the classes applying to your major challenging you to their full extent. The Albany/Troy are can be beautiful as well if you are in the right neighborhood, but can be slightly boring sometimes.» Read More
RPI has many extracurriculars, events, and volunteer opportunities. Most students here are majoring in engineering, science, or business. Perhaps the greatest asset of this university is its connections to companies such as GE and Boeing, the semesterly Career Fair where these companies come to interview students, and many other assets to help you find internships, co-ops, and employment after graduation.» Read More
The first time I visited RPI seemed dark and a little dull (mostly because it was raining). When I went back for the RPI Medalist Open House the campus grew on me, and the more I saw the more I liked it.» Read More