RPI Featured on The College Tour on Amazon Prime Video

Award-winning TV series shares authentic student stories while highlighting the college experience

June 5, 2024

College Tour filming

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI) is featured in season 11 of The College Tour, a groundbreaking series that is now streaming on Amazon Prime Video. Hosted by The Amazing Race winner Alex Boylan, The College Tour travels the country telling the story of each college and university through the diverse lens of its students, giving viewers an intimate portrayal of life on campus. Inspiring and motivating, the show serves as a vehicle to help students across the world connect with higher education, enabling them to make informed decisions about their future.

“As we celebrate our Bicentennial, RPI has a long history of accomplishments to be proud of, but we’re looking forward to an even brighter future,” said President Martin Schmidt, Ph.D. “Our episode of The College Tour highlights the diversity and excellence of this community through the eyes of students whose stories will define RPI’s legacy, and the STEM fields, for the next generation and beyond.” 

The episode features 18 RPI students from across the campus, as well as President Schmidt and Karthik Bala, Class of 1997, who cofounded the highly successful video game company Vicarious Visions.

The College Tour offers viewers a comprehensive look at campuses across the country, highlighting the many resources and opportunities that are helping students thrive. 

“I’ve been to a lot of universities since we started this series, and I was absolutely blown away after visiting RPI to record this episode last fall,” said Boylan. “Students come to RPI to learn to invent for the future, solve the world's toughest problems, and deliver life-changing innovation. For students, choosing which college to attend is monumental and this episode gives prospective students a first-hand look at what makes RPI so special.”

The College Tour is available on Amazon Prime Video and at www.thecollegetour.com.

Written By Tracey Leibach
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