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Rensselaer School of Architecture

Conceived as a supportive and inspiring environment for the beginning student of architecture, the program offers a comprehensive curriculum comprised of architectural design, history/theory, and technology courses as preparation for our graduates to become future leaders in the profession.

The School has an extensive international study abroad program enabling students to spend one full semester in Italy, India, China or Latin America. In addition, the School also offers a semester-long program in New York City for undergraduate students to study at the Center for Architecture Science and Ecology (CASE) as an opportunity to pursue research on next-generation sustainable architecture.

The Bachelor of Architecture from Rensselaer is a professional degree fully accredited by the National Architectural Accreditation Board. Graduates of the School are distinguished by being creatively independent, technologically astute, progressive, professionally ambitious with a strong sense of social responsibility, and prepared for career advancement at any level.

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Both the Bachelor of Architecture and the Master of Architecture are accredited professional programs whose curriculum is centered upon an integrated approach to design. Engagement and access to the very newest technologies are balanced with critical theory, history and social concerns, creating a truly diverse and well-rounded education.

The Bachelor of Science in Building Sciences provides an exceptional preparation for direct entry into one of the building industry’s many sectors ranging from consulting in environmental systems, sustainability, façade design, building performance consulting, architectural acoustics or lighting.

Admissions Deadlines

Early Decision I (ED I):

November 1

Accelerated Programs:

November 1

Early Decision II (ED II):

December 15

Regular Decision:

January 15

Transfer Admissions:

March 1

Summer Term – Architecture Students Only.

Enter summer session end of May.

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