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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2019-20 Enrolled Students

  • Resident Undergraduate Students: 6,203
  • Resident Graduate Students: 1,366
  • Total 2019-20: 7,569
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The Undergraduate Class of 2023

  • Percentage of students in top 10% of high school class: 63%
  • Average SAT: 1415
  • First Year Retention Rate: 92% for Class of 2021

Estimated Cost of Attendance 2020-2021


Tuition: $55,600

Fees: $1,412

Room and Board: $15,954

Books, Personal, and Supplies: $2,858

Total: $75,824

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 $1,200.



Tuition: $55,600

Fees & Insurance: $2,690

Estimated Living Expenses: $14,882

Books and Supplies: $2,9994

Total: $76,166

Part-time tuition for Troy-based graduate students: $2,320 per credit hour

Part-time tuition for Hartford-based graduate students: $1,850 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: 510
  • Student/Faculty ratio: 12:1