Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, 8th Street, Troy, NY, United States

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Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (/rɛnsəˈlɪər/), or RPI, is a private research university and space-grant institution located in Troy, New York, with two additional campuses in Hartford and Groton, Connecticut. It was founded in 1824 by Stephen van Rensselaer and Amos Eaton for the "application of science to the common purposes of life" and is described as the oldest technological university in the English-speaking world. Built on a hillside, RPI's 265-acre (107 ha) campus overlooks the city of Troy and the Hudson River and is a blend of traditional and modern architecture. The institute operates an on‑campus business incubator and the 1,250-acre (510 ha) Rensselaer Technology Park. Numerous American colleges or departments of applied sciences were modeled after Rensselaer. The university is one among a small group of polytechnic universities in the United States which tend to be primarily devoted to the instruction of technical arts and applied sciences.

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Motto: Knowledge and Thoroughness

Endowment: $676.5 million (FY2015)

Administrative staff: 478 (2015)

Students: 7,113 (2015)

Undergraduates: 5,864

Postgraduates: 1,249

Male students 70 : 30 Female students

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