We offer two binding Early Decision options for students who feel that Rensselaer is their first-choice school. If admitted under ED I or ED II, you are committed to enroll at Rensselaer as long as your scholarship meets your needs. The annual deadline for Early Decision I is November 1st, and the deadline for Early Decision II is December 15th.
Spring Admission Program
To expand access to the Rensselaer transformational experience, we are instituting a spring admission program. Because the Institute receives record numbers of applications each year, a spring admission provides a unique pathway for a select group of outstanding and mature students to study at our world-class technological research university.
Varsity Athletic Programs
If you’re interested in playing a varsity sport, you’re strongly encouraged to contact the coach(es) of your specific sport to discuss your interest (not every sport will offer a walk-on tryout).
Aside from our Division I men’s and women’s ice hockey teams, Rensselaer does not offer athletic scholarships.
Reserve Officers’ Training Corps (ROTC) programs for the Army, Air Force, and US Naval Reserve/ Marine Corps are available only to students who meet the requirements and standards of the particular branch of the armed forces sponsoring the ROTC unit.
Women at Rensselaer
Women at Rensselaer are changing the conversation when it comes to math and science, seeking experiences as unique as they are and pursuing opportunities to improve the world.
Black, Latino, and Native American students are part of a “new majority” who thrive on a campus that values, celebrates, and supports all life experiences and perspectives that contribute to innovation and developing new technology that will change the world.
LGBT Students at Rensselaer
Rensselaer openly welcomes and affirms students of diverse backgrounds, including the lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender (LGBT) community.