May 21, 2009
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Rensselaer’s Graduate Engineering Programs Rank Among the Best in the Nation by U.S. News & World Report

HARTFORD, CONN – Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute’s graduate engineering programs rank among the best in the nation according to the 2010 U.S. News & World Report guide to “America’s Best Graduate Schools,” that hit newsstands on April 28 (www.usnews.com). “The success of our graduate programs at Rensselaer speaks directly to the success and growth of our research and teaching enterprises under The Rensselaer Plan,” said Rensselaer President Shirley Ann Jackson. “Rensselaer continues to recruit some of the top graduate students in the world, who work alongside faculty researchers who are among the most prominent scholars in their fields. Together, they are raising the stature of Rensselaer and making discoveries that will change how the coming generations will live, work, and play.”

The Graduate School of Engineering is ranked 31st in the nation, up from 32nd the previous year. Six engineering programs are ranked among the top 25 (aerospace engineering, electrical engineering, industrial engineering, materials science engineering, mechanical engineering, and nuclear engineering). The electrical engineering program saw the biggest jump in ranking, rising from 26th to 20th. Industrial engineering rose from 23rd to 21st, and mechanical engineering rose from 24th to 22nd.

Graduate engineering degree programs offered at Rensselaer’s Hartford Campus and Southeastern Connecticut Site include Electrical Engineering, Mechanical Engineering, Computer and Systems Engineering, and Engineering Science. Graduate certificate program options include Control Systems and High Temperature Materials. To learn more about Rensselaer’s programs in engineering, please visit: www.ewp.rpi.edu/academics/does/eng_admission.html.


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