Quick Facts

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Enrolled Students

  • Resident Undergraduate Students: 6,200
  • Resident Graduate Students: 1,090
  • Total Enrolled Fall 2016: 7,442

Non-Resident Graduate Students

  • Hartford: 78
  • Troy and Hartford Non-Matriculated Students: 74
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The Undergraduate Class of 2020

  • Percentage of students who were Rensselaer Medalists: 12%
  • Percentage of students in top 10% of high school class: 66%
  • SAT 50th Percentile: 1280-1480
  • Average high school GPA: 3.88
  • Degrees (2015-2016)
    • Bachelor's: 1,267
    • Master's: 497
    • Doctorates: 142
    • Total: 1,906
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Estimated Cost of Attendance 2017-2018

Undergraduate

Tuition: $51,000
Fees: $1,305
Room and Board: $14,960
Books, Personal, and Supplies: $2,867
Total: $70,132

In addition, all students are required to have a laptop for their course work. Students may purchase one from Rensselaer at an approximate cost of $1,500.

Graduate

Tuition: $51,000
Fees & Insurance: $2,757
Estimated Living Expenses: $13,970
Books and Supplies: $2,992
Total: $70,719

Part-time tuition for Troy-based graduate students: $2,125 per credit hour.

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Faculty

Our faculty members include National Science Foundation Presidential Faculty Fellows, members of the National Academy of Engineering, the National Academy of Sciences, and other eminent professional organizations. Rensselaer’s distinguished faculty members work directly with students—doing research, solving problems, teaching, and interacting. Many of our professors have close ties with top global corporations and organizations.

  • Full-time equivalent faculty: 462
  • Student/Faculty ratio: 13:1