Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
New York, USA
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is a private institution that was founded in 1824. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 6,265, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 296 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. The Institute is well-known for its success in the transfer of technology from the laboratory to the marketplace so that new discoveries and inventions benefit human life, protect the environment, and strengthen economic development. Notable RPI alumni include George W. G. Ferris, creator of the Ferris Wheel, Howard P. Isermann, inventor of sunscreen and Myles Brand, former president of the NCAA
The student-faculty ratio at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute is 13:1, and the school has 52.8 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute include: Engineering; Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services; Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services; Architecture and Related Services; and Biological and Biomedical Sciences. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 93 percent.