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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, over the last six years, the incoming freshman class has consistently been the largest across all majors. In 2018, we became the largest major on campus and currently have over 1400 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.
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