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 2019-2020


Tuition: $54,000

Fees: $1,378

Room and Board: $15,580

Books, Personal, and Supplies: $2,858

Total: $73,816

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 $1,350.



Tuition: $54,000

Fees & Insurance: $2,694

Estimated Living Expenses: $14,662

Books and Supplies: $2,950

Total: $74,306

Part-time tuition for Troy-based graduate students: $ 1,800 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