Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the oldest technological research university in the US. The university was founded in 1824 and has one main campus in Troy, NY with two satellite campuses in Hartford, NY and Groton, CT. It is ranked #42 in National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and the most popular major for undergraduates is engineering, followed by computer science and business. The university offers a few different accelerated programs for undergraduates such as the B.S./M.D. Physician-Scientist Program, which takes seven years to complete.
The academics are very difficult but rewarding. The professors know their stuff and are very accessible outside of class room hours. The students are all brilliant but are typically quite socially though less so than other major tech universities.
Benjamin from Scotts Valley, CA
RPI is a great engineering school with the prefect combo of old and new. The campus has a nice feeling and the students and very helpful. Amazing education paired with a great campus, student body, and a good surrounding town.