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 – 2022 unless otherwise noted

  • #26 – Best Colleges for Veterans
  • #46 - Most Innovative Schools
  • #20 – Best Undergraduate School for Aerospace Engineering 
  • #25 – Best Undergraduate School for Chemical Engineering
  • #27 – Best Undergraduate School for Mechanical Engineering
  • #28 – Best Undergraduate School for Civil Engineering (2021)
  • #31 – Best Undergraduate School for Engineering 
  • #13 – Best Graduate School for Nuclear Engineering
  • #23 – Best Graduate School for Aerospace Engineering
  • #28 – Best Graduate School for Materials Science Engineering
  • #29 – Best Graduate School for Mechanical Engineering
  • #31 – Best Graduate School for Industrial Engineering
  • #37 – Best Graduate School for Civil Engineering
  • #40 – Best Graduate School for Biomedical Engineering
  • #41 – Best Graduate School for Chemical Engineering
  • #43 – Best Graduate School for Electrical Engineering
  • #47 – Best Graduate School for Computer & Systems Engineering

Princeton Review - 2022 unless otherwise noted

  • #15 - Best Career Placement (2021)
  • #19 – Top 50 Game Design Undergraduate Schools
  • One of the Best Northeastern Colleges
  • One of the Best Business Schools (2021)
  • One of the Best Value Colleges

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 - 2021

  • #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 - 2021 (unless otherwise noted)

  • #3 – New York Game Design Schools
  • #6 – Game Design Schools on the East  Coast
  • #5 – Top Graphic Design School Rankings in New York (2020)
  • #10 - Top 10 on the East Coast for Augmented/Virtual Reality  (released 10/21 for 2021 rankings)
  • #14 – Top Private Game Design School in the U.S.
  • #12 – East Coast Animation School Rankings (2020)
  • #13 – Nationally Among Schools Offering a Game Design BS
  • #20 – National Game Design Schools
  • #29 - Top 50 for Augmented/Virtual Reality programs (released 10/21 for 2021 rankings)
  • Among the Top 50 National Animation School Rankings (2020)

Business Insider - 2019

  • Among The 50 Smartest Colleges in America

College Factual - 2022

  • #1 - Best Computer Engineering Technology Schools
  • #2 - Best General Visual & Performing Arts Schools
  • #2 – Best Engineering Technologies Schools
  • #2 - Best Engineering Technologies Bachelor's Degree Schools
  • #3 - Best Other Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Schools
  • #5 - Best Design & Applied Arts Schools
  • #7 - Best Visual & Performing Arts Schools
  • #14 - Best Multi-Interdisciplinary Bachelor's Degree Schools
  • #31 - Best Physical Science Schools

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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