Business Insider Ranks Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute 12th Best Computer Science and Engineering Schools in the United States

July 31, 2015


Business Insider ranked Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute among the top 50 computer science and engineering schools in the United States. According to the website, the ranking is based on a survey of Business Insider readers asking which degrees they deem most valuable.

"We are proud that the value of an education from Rensselaer is broadly recognized and appreciated,” said Prabhat Hajela, provost of Rensselaer. “We continue to focus on innovative teaching methods and hands-on learning experiences that help develop attributes in our graduates that are required in a dynamic and rapidly evolving work environment, and prepare them to innovate and lead within their respective fields."

As Business Insider noted, “not only are RPI graduates prepared to handle professional engineering positions, they're ready to prove it. Last year, 58 percent of students graduated with a full-time job offer, and another 18 percent had plans to attend graduate school. Top employers for the Class of 2014 include Schlumberger, Deloitte, Boeing, and General Electric.”

The publication ranked Rensselaer number 12 in the nation based on a survey in which more than 400 participants rated the schools on a scale from 1 (not valuable) to 5 (extremely valuable), averaged with the average SAT scores as reported in the college admissions website College Board.

About Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, founded in 1824, is the oldest technological research university in the United States. The Institute offers bachelor’s, master’s, and doctoral degrees in engineering, the sciences, information technology and web science, architecture, management, and the humanities and social sciences. Institute programs serve undergraduates, graduate students, and working professionals around the world. Rensselaer faculty are known for pre-eminence in research conducted in a wide range of fields, with particular emphasis in biotechnology, nanotechnology, computation and information technology, the media arts and technology, and energy and the environment. 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. 

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