Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute (RPI)

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Rankings

Rankings

In addition to continually holding a ranking as one of the top 55 national universities as ranked by U.S. News & World Report, Rensselaer has also ranked as follows:

U.S. News & World Report – 2021 unless otherwise noted

  • #27 – Best Colleges for Veterans
  • #40 – Best Value Schools
  • #21 – Best Undergraduate School for Aerospace Engineering (2020)
  • #23 – Best Undergraduate School for Mechanical Engineering
  • #26 – Best Undergraduate School for Chemical Engineering
  • #28 – Best Undergraduate School for Civil Engineering
  • #32 – Best Undergraduate School for Engineering 
  • #12 – Best Graduate School for Nuclear Engineering
  • #22 – Best Graduate School for Industrial Engineering
  • #23 – Best Graduate School for Materials Science Engineering
  • #26 – Best Graduate School for Aerospace Engineering
  • #28 – Best Graduate School for Mechanical Engineering
  • #31 – Best Graduate School for Chemical Engineering
  • #38 – Best Graduate School for Civil Engineering
  • #39 – Best Graduate School for Electrical Engineering
  • #41 – Best Graduate School for Biomedical Engineering
  • #45 – Best Graduate School for Computer & Systems Engineering

Princeton Review - 2020

  • #17 – Top 50 Game Design Undergraduate Schools
  • One of the Best Northeastern Colleges
  • One of the Best MBA programs

Forbes – 2018

  • #14 – Nation’s Best STEM Colleges and Universities

DesignIntelligence - 2020

  • #4 – Focus on Engineering Fundamentals Undergraduate
  • #6 – Most Hired From by Firms
  • #6 – Focus on Construction Materials & Methods Undergraduate
  • #6 – Focus on Engineering Fundamentals Graduate
  • #8 – Focus on Design Technologies Undergraduate
  • #8 – Focus on Transdiciplinary Collaboration Undergraduate
  • #9 – Undergraduate Research
  • #14 – Top 35 Most Admired Schools - Undergraduate
  • #28 – Top 35 Most Admired Schools – Graduate

TFE Times - 2020

  • #2 – Best Master’s of Business Analytics Program
  • #4 – Best Master’s of Management Program
  • #7 – Best Master’s of Financial Engineering Programs

Animation Career Review - 2020

  • #3 – New York Game Design Schools
  • #5 – Game Design Schools on the East  Coast
  • #5 – Top Graphic Design School Rankings in New York
  • #11 – Top Private Game Design School in the U.S.
  • #12 – East Coast Animation School Rankings
  • #14 – Nationally Among Schools Offering a Game Design BS
  • #19 – National Game Design Schools
  • Among the Top 50 National Animation School Rankings

Business Insider - 2019

  • Among The 50 Smartest Colleges in America

College Factual - 2021

  • #2 – Top-Ranked Physics
  • #2 – Best Places in the Nation to Study Physics
  • #2 – Best Physics Colleges for Veterans
  • #4 – Top-Ranked Aerospace & Aeronautical Engineering
  • #4 – Top-Ranked Civil Engineering
  • #4 – Top-Ranked Environmental Engineering
  • #4 – Top-Ranked Materials Engineering
  • #5 – Top-Ranked Chemical Engineering
  • #6 – Top-Ranked Physical Sciences
  • #7 – Top-Ranked Engineering
  • #8 – Top Quality Overall New York
  • #9 – Top-Ranked Nuclear Engineering
  • #10 – Top-Ranked Mathematics
  • #11 – Top-Ranked Mechanical Engineering
  • #12 – Top-Ranked General Architecture
  • #12 - Top-Ranked Electrical Engineering
  • #13 – Top-Ranked Industrial Engineering
  • #14 – Best Chemical Engineering Colleges for Veterans

Money - 2020

  • Among the Best Colleges for Your Money
  • #22 – Best Colleges for Engineering Majors
  • #31 – Best Colleges for Computer Science Majors

Value Colleges’ Top Choices - 2020

  • #4 - Best Campus IT Programs

College Choice - 2020

  • #8 - Best Colleges in New York
  • #3 - Best Business Schools in New York
  • #6 - Best Game Design Bachelors

GameDesigning.org – 2020

  • #7 - Top Game Design Schools

QS World University Rankings: USA - 2020

  • #8 -  Rank in New York State
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