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Graduate Admissions


Options for housing include:

  • On-campus housing: Rensselaer has a limited amount of housing for graduate students. For information, contact the Office of Residence Life. Current student who is willing to be contacted about his experiences with on-campus housing: Tsz Yam "Eddie" Lau, , Polytech Apartments.
  • College Suites at City Station: This is a private company which has a contract with Rensselaer. Housing here is exclusively for members of the Rensselaer community. City Station West serves single graduate students, post-docs, and visiting scholars. City Station South is for students who have families. Current students who are willing to be contacted about their experiences with City Station: John Postl, and Joshua Nasman, .
  • Off-campus: There are many off-campus apartments available within walking distance of campus. Most Computer Science graduate students choose off-campus housing. Compared to the other options, it may offer more space for less money. However, there is some variability in the quality of the housing as well as the reliability of the landlords, so make sure you choose wisely.

Finding Off-Campus Housing

Many incoming students stay with current students for a few days while they look for off-campus housing. International students may be able to find students from their home country through Rensselaer's cultural groups. You could also stay at an an area hotel. Another possibility would be to live in City Station for your first year, and then move to a different place in the following years, after you are more familiar with the area.

If you would like to send a message to current Computer Science graduate students about housing, you can send it to Terry Hayden and she will forward it to the CS graduate email list. You could ask for advice about particular landlords or neighborhoods, ask for a place to stay for a few days while you search for an apartment, or ask for a roommate. Current student who is willing to be contacted about his experience with off-campus housing: Andrew Zonenberg .

    If you are in the area:

  • Pick up a copy of the Poly (the student newspaper) and check their Classifieds sections.
  • Walk around campus and check the bulletin boards for signs about apartments for rent.
  • Walk or drive around the neighborhoods near campus and look for "For Rent" signs."

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