Undergraduate Admission

Discovery runs deep.

Now with innovation assuming an ever-greater role in our lives, Rensselaer’s Lally School offers a highly personalized business education that is smartly tailored to the 21st century. Lally students differentiate themselves from other business school students. They gain an advantage in recognizing emerging trends and are acutely sensitized to the role innovation plays in business.

Application Requirements

All applications are reviewed individually by the admissions committee. It is important to note that some differences in preparation and academic background may be considered.  The applicants who are best suited for Rensselaer will have completed

  • Four years of English
  • Four years mathematics through pre-calculus
  • Three years of science (including chemistry and physics)
  • Three years of social studies and/or history

Additionally, the admissions committee pays particular attention to candidates who demonstrate qualities of leadership and talents that will contribute to the richness of the Rensselaer community.

Application Options

Rensselaer accepts the following applications:

  • Common Application
  • Universal College Application, along with supplemental form

Additional information is available online at admissions.rpi.edu/apply.

Application Deadlines


Application Deadline Decision Notification
Early Decision I November 1 December 13
Early Decision II December 15 January 17
Regular Admission January 15 March 14


Financial Aid

Overall, Rensselaer administers $150 million in aid to undergraduate students. To make the financial aid process simple, Rensselaer also provides each student/family with an assigned financial aid counselor to provide guidance and assistance along the way.

The FAFSA and CSS Profile are required for need-based aid. For more information, visit admissions.rpi.edu