FIRST-YEAR AND NEW TRANSFER STUDENTS: From our first Meet Your Advisor Day session (Sep 14), please click here to view the academics-focused slides. Also, click here to view the CS Clubs slides. And click here to view the recorded video of that session. Any questions, please contact the School of Science Advising Hub.
*** CONGRATULATIONS *** to all of our May 2021 graduates! We invite you to click here to view our departmental graduation ceremony from May 21. Also, please click here for a congratulatory message from our faculty and staff (a brief outtake is here, especially for S21 OpSys students).
PROSPECTIVE AND ACCEPTED STUDENTS! If you are looking for more information, please click here.
Why computer science? Earning a Rensselaer undergraduate degree in computer science prepares students to solve real-world problems and carry out fundamental research. Our students have distinguished themselves by founding companies while still in school, landing high-income and socially engaging jobs at a broad range of companies, and going on to prominent graduate schools. Given our strengths and successes, in 2018, the incoming freshman class was the largest ever in our 34-year history, with 283 new students, also the largest incoming freshman class for any major in the 194-year history of Rensselaer. As of 2018, we are the largest major on campus with over 1200 undergraduates. As the largest major (and most popular dual major), our flexible degree requirements allow students to focus on specific topics within computer science and also provide unique opportunities for open source software development and involvement in faculty-sponsored undergraduate research.
CURRENT STUDENTS: view information below and also click here for frequently asked questions.