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.
- 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)
Room and Board: $17,530
Books, Personal, and Supplies: $1,310
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.
Fees & Insurance: $1,513
Estimated Living Expenses: $16,280
Books and Supplies: $1,540
Personal Expenses: $1,180
Health Insurance: $2,020
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
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