Quick Facts

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2017 Enrolled Students

  • Resident Undergraduate Students: 6,314
  • Resident Graduate Students: 1,213
  • Total Enrolled Fall 2017: 7,633

Non-Resident Graduate Students

  • Working Professionals: 41
  • Non-Matriculated Students: 65
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The Undergraduate Class of 2021

  • Percentage of students in top 10% of high school class: 62%
  • Average SAT: 1400
  • First Year Retention Rate: 93%

Estimated Cost of Attendance 2017-2018


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.


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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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