Rensselaer is deeply committed to its undergraduate programs and to the “application of knowledge to the common purposes of life” as envisioned by our founder, Amos Eaton. We provide an education that is transformational: transformational in its approach to pedagogy, and transformational because our alumni help solve the world’s most challenging problems. Our faculty and staff are enthusiastic about undergraduate education both in and outside of the classroom and seek to include students in extracurricular design and research projects. Our undergraduates are known for their intellectual rigor, ability to solve complex problems, teamwork experience, leadership skills, and interdisciplinary view.
Advising and Learning Assistance Center
Undergraduates have a wide array of academic advising resources from which to draw. The Advising and Learning Assistance Center (ALAC) staff members offer expertise and insight to help you successfully complete your course of study.
We strongly encourage our full time undergraduate students from all five schools to become part of this exciting research and to make research an integral part of their undergraduate education.
The Arch is a unique approach for student development and growth that prepares students to meet the multifaceted challenges of the 21st century. The Arch augments academic and experiential programs, and provides an even more robust-and transformative-educational experience for undergraduate students.
Rensselaer offers semester study abroad and exchange opportunities for undergraduate students in more than 15 countries on three continents.
Teaching and Learning Collaboratory
Faculty resources that define the concepts and tools used to promote student participation and engagement.
Teaching and Learning Colloquium
Each year the Office of Undergraduate Education hosts an event focused on inspiring our faculty with ideas for innovation and interactivity in the classroom.
Learn about unique academic enrichment programs for high school students on the Rensselaer campus. Pre-college programs provide opportunities for prospective students to explore potential areas of study and research.
Academic Information and Regulations
Academic regulations of the university and the particular requirements for each educational program.
Scholarships and Fellowships
There are a number of grants and scholarships available to Rensselaer undergraduate students.