About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute
Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is the nation's oldest technological research university. The university offers bachelor's, master's, and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences, information technology, architecture, management, and the humanities and social sciences. Institute programs serve undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals worldwide. Rensselaer faculty are known for pre-eminence in research conducted in a wide range of fields, with emphasis in biotechnology, nanotechnology, computational science and engineering, and the media arts and technology.