Founded in 1824, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is the oldest continuously operating technological research university in the United States. The main RPI campus in Troy, NY, is situated on 275 acres featuring 746 labs, studios, and technology spaces used for research, 475 facilities used for academic classrooms, studios, and teaching laboratories, and one of the most powerful university-based supercomputers in the world. RPI also maintains two satellite campuses in Hartford, NY, and Groton, CT. For students interested in the performing arts, RPI is home to a number of theatrical and musical organizations including the RPI Players and Rensselyics a cappella singers.
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is an amazing engineering-based campus, capable of preparing future engineers for their futures! Although expensive, the curriculum, opportunity, and experience are well worth it! I enjoyed my first year here, learning and growing as a person and I hope to continue growing in my next three years at RPI!
RPI is a challenging school and is for those who are technically oriented. I was always the top of my class in high school and now I fight for every A, which is the challenge I was looking for all my life. If someone does not like the idea of being required to take physics and calculus, this school is not for you. However, there aren't any true English classes, so there is a trade-off. What everyone hears about the ratio is true, there are far more males than females, but this is the nature of an engineering school that used to be all-male.