Annual U.S. News Ranking Places Rensselaer Among the Best National Research Universities in the U.S.
The annual ranking of Rensselaer by U.S. News &
World Report — 41st in the nation among national research
universities — is one of a number of recent external surveys
that recognize the high quality of a Rensselaer
education. The new rankings and other recent surveys
confirm that the Institute remains among the top national
research universities in the world, and that the Rensselaer
School of Engineering and the Lally School of Management and
Technology remain among the leading schools in their
The Rensselaer Plan has allowed Rensselaer to
transform the institution into a leading technological
university. That plan is currently being refreshed to address
the new realities and challenges of the 21st century. The
Rensselaer priorities remain the same: development of the best
educational and research programs and facilities for students,
faculty, and researchers.
In addition to the new
U.S. News ranking, several other organizations — based
on a research among students, employers, other universities and
other external audiences — recently placed Rensselaer high in
their rankings. Here are some recent examples:
- Princeton Review – Based on interviews with students,
this education services company
highlighted the quality of the Rensselaer academic
programs, student life, and facilities.
Business Insider – This business website known
for its ongoing research on financial, media, technology and
ranked Rensselaer fourth on its list of the world’s best
50 engineering schools – based on surveys of engineers,
professionals, and entrepreneurs at technology
Wall Street and Technology – In their first
national study of the top technology schools from which Wall
Street firms hire the best IT specialists, Rensselaer was
ranked in the top five, along with Carnegie Mellon, MIT,
Stanford, and Georgia Tech.
Forbes – This international business magazine
ranked Rensselaer as one of the “Ten Colleges That Are
Great Brands,” citing the successful rebranding that began in
Year 2000 under The Rensselaer Plan.
Business Week – this international business
magazine (and Bloomberg wire service)
ranked Rensselaer — and the Lally School of Management
and Technology — second on its list of the top 10
business schools with the best financial aid.
Contact: Mark Marchand
Phone: (518) 276-6098