As the first and oldest technological university in the English-speaking world, Rensselaer is dedicated to educating the leaders of tomorrow to address the global challenges of today.
Students are more than our first priority—they are the reason we exist. To attract and retain the smartest and most promising candidates, Rensselaer must have the financial resources to compete with other top-tier universities, including those able to meet the full financial need of students. Increasing access and enhancing the student experience requires us to bridge the gap in available financial aid.
Accomplishing our academic and research goals requires us to attract and retain outstanding faculty at all levels, in every school, and in each department. Our faculty are at the heart of what we do and achieve at Rensselaer. Through innovative approaches to teaching, learning and research, they inspire, challenge, and lead. Collectively, our faculty create an environment that embraces curiosity, sparks creativity, and invites diverse perspectives, and a culture driven to pursue breakthrough discoveries and advances in the service of humanity.
To be a magnet for the best and brightest students and faculty, our living and recreation spaces, academic facilities, and research centers must be state-of-the-art and contribute to a vibrant and engaged campus community. We are engaged in major infrastructure projects that will dramatically enhance our capabilities and the student experience.