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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2018-19 Enrolled Students

  • Resident Undergraduate Students: 6,628
  • Resident Graduate Students: 1,334
  • Total 2018-19: 7,962
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The Undergraduate Class of 2022

  • Percentage of students in top 10% of high school class: 64%
  • Average SAT: 1409
  • First Year Retention Rate: 92% for Class of 2021

Estimated Cost of Attendance 2018-2019


Tuition: $52,550

Fees: $1,330

Room and Board: $15,260

Books, Personal, and Supplies: $2,858

Total: $71,998



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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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: 500
  • Student/Faculty ratio: 13:1