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The Office of Graduate Education, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Office of Graduate Education


Graduate Housing Options

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‘‘I have lived at City Station in a 3-person apartment since it opened in August of 2011, and without any hesitation renewed my lease until 2013, when I graduate from RPI. I can honestly say that I feel very fortunate to live here. I’ve also been enormously pleased with the rooms and all of the amenities, and I can tell that the designers of City Station paid close attention to details that make living here more convenient and comfortable.” – Lisa Litterio


The Rensselaer Graduate Community at City Station is a new housing development built exclusively for Rensselaer graduate students and graduate level affiliates. Developed to make locating and entering housing at Rensselaer a hassle-free process, it is within walking distance of the campus, enjoys Rensselaer services such as the Rensselaer Shuttle and Rensselaer Public Safety, and is, at the same time, an off-campus private community in itself.

A glimpse of life at City Station as seen through the eyes of Rensselaer graduate student residents - City Station Resident Interviews Community Housing

City Station West and City Station East offer two, three, and four bedroom furnished suites for single students and City Station South houses married couples and families. City Station South suites are unfurnished. At each location, utilities and internet are included in the rent, and each suite includes air conditioning, dishwasher, washer and dryer, and 24-hour video monitoring. All residents are provided off-street parking at no cost and access to an on-site exercise facility. Various retail outlets, including a coffee shop, sandwich shop, full service restaurant, and a hair salon are located on the first floors of West and East.

Housing Interior

If you are interested in applying for residence at the Rensselaer Graduate Community at City Station, please go to the City Station website. Applications should be mailed to College Suites at City Station East ATTN: Leasing Office 1521 6th Ave. Troy, NY 12180. Rooms are assigned on a first-come, first-serve basis until capacity is reached.


City Station also maintains a Facebook page!

To qualify for City Station West or East you must be a Rensselaer graduate student, co-terminal student, post doctoral fellow, visiting scholar, or graduate-level-equivalent exchange student in good academic standing. For City Station South, you must be a married RPI student or student with a family; married undergraduate students are eligible for CS South. Rensselaer students in the midst of a geographic or academic transition who are in critical need of housing may also apply. Decisions on eligibility for occupancy are made by the Office of Graduate Education and are final.

Student Community

Visit College Suites at City Station web site.

Short Term Visitors: Short term visitors may want to visit this link of area hotels.