Quick Facts

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Mission

Rensselaer educates the leaders of tomorrow for technologically based careers. We celebrate discovery and the responsible application of technology to create knowledge and global prosperity.

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2017-18 Enrolled Students

  • Resident Undergraduate Students: 6,366
  • Resident Graduate Students: 1,267
  • Total 2017-18: 7,633
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The Undergraduate Class of 2021

  • Percentage of students in top 10% of high school class: 63%
  • Average SAT: 1400
  • First Year Retention Rate: 93% for Class of 2020
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Estimated Cost of Attendance 2018-2019

Undergraduate

Tuition: $52,550
Fees: $1,330
Room and Board: $15,260
Books, Personal, and Supplies: $2,858
Total: $71,998

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: $52,550
Fees & Insurance: $2,890
Estimated Living Expenses: $14,249
Books and Supplies: $2,950
Total: $72,639

Part-time tuition for Troy-based graduate students: $ 1750 per credit hour based on 30 credits.

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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: 484
  • Student/Faculty ratio: 13:1