Quick Facts

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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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2022-2023 Enrolled Students

  • Resident Undergraduate Students: 5,823
  • Resident Graduate Students: 1,164
  • Total 2022-2023: 7,064
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The Undergraduate Class of 2026

  • Percentage of students in top 10% of high school class: 54%
  • SAT (middle 50%) Evidence-Based Reading and Writing*: 660-740
  • SAT (middle 50%) Math*: 700-780
  • First Year Retention Rate: 89% 

*For students who submitted test scores (submission of test scores was optional for the Class of 2026)


Cost of Attendance 2023-2024


Tuition: $60,360
Fees: $1,524
Room and Board: $17,530
Books, Personal, and Supplies: $1,310
Transportation: $500
Total: $82,404

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 $1,600.

Part-time tuition for undergraduate students: $2,520 per credit hour.


Tuition: $60,360
Fees & Insurance: $1,513
Estimated Living Expenses: $16,280
Books and Supplies: $1,540
Personal Expenses: $1,180
Transportation: $500
Health Insurance: $2,020
Total: $83,393

Part-time tuition for Troy-based graduate students: $2,520 per credit hour
Part-time tuition for Hartford-based graduate students: $2,010 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: 471
Student/Faculty ratio: 12:1