Rensselaer strives to produce graduates known for their intellectual agility, multicultural sophistication, and global view. As the Rensselaer Plan 2024 articulates, “we do this through theoretical and experiential learning grounded in the fundamentals, and linked to an appreciation of the social forces that shape human history.” Rigorous disciplinary education combined with world-class student experience, and excellent support systems distinguishes the Rensselaer education.

Student Experience

CLASS defines the unique student experience at Rensselaer. It stands for Clustered Learning, Advocacy, and Support for Students. Through residential and time-based clustering CLASS creates opportunities to set and achieve personal and professional goals, and to explore and understand the vibrant multicultural community that is Rensselaer. See more at

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