There are more computing jobs than qualified people to fill them.
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 jobs at a broad range of companies, and going on to prominent graduate schools. Given our strengths and successes, in 2016, the incoming freshman class was the largest ever in our 32-year history, with 254 new students, also the largest incoming freshman class for any major in the 192-year history of Rensselaer. This trend continues into 2017. As the second-largest major and the most popular dual major, our flexible degree requirements allow students to focus on specific topics within computer science and also provides unique opportunities for open source software development and involvement in faculty-sponsored undergraduate research.