Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

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5500 Wabash Avenue

Terre Haute, IN 47803

Phone: (812) 877-1511
2013-2014 Tuition
tuition and fees
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Mar. 1
application deadline

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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is a private institution that was founded in 1874. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,121, its setting is suburban, and the campus size is 200 acres. It utilizes a quarter-based academic calendar. Its tuition and fees are $40,254 (2013-14).

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, located in Terre Haute, Ind., offers a number of activities and organizations to help students get involved on campus. There are more than 80 student clubs, ranging from the EcoCAR challenge team to the Rose-Hulman Drama Club. Other prominent performance groups include the chorus and jazz band. There is a significant Greek system on campus comprising more than 40 percent of the student body. Rose-Hulman fields a number of NCAA Division III athletic teams, including football, basketball, soccer, and cross country. The Sports and Recreation Center, a state-of-the-art athletic facility, serves as a center of student activity and as the summer training camp for the NFL Indianapolis Colts. Rose-Hulman provides housing to all students in its residence halls.

Rose-Hulman specializes in science, engineering, and mathematics. In addition to its undergraduate programs, RHIT grants master of science degrees in biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering management, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, and optical engineering. Rose-Hulman Ventures, located on campus in a Certified Technology Park, gives students the opportunity to work on real-world projects from a variety of technology-based companies. Nearly all of Rose-Hulman faculty have Ph.D. degrees, and about 20 percent of students go directly to graduate school after receiving their bachelor’s degree.

School mission and unique qualities (as provided by the school):

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's mission is to provide students with the world's best undergraduate education in engineering, mathematics and science in an environment of individual attention and support. Our 1,800 students are taught by full-time professors and have access to modern laboratories where they work in teams with faculty on industry-sponsored projects that create new products and services. Rose-Hulman seniors are highly sought after by Fortune 500 firms, emerging high-tech companies and the nation's best graduate schools. Our alumni have received the nation's highest technology honors and have been saluted in their communities as outstanding volunteers.

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School type private, coed college
Year founded 1874
Religious affiliation N/A
Academic calendar quarter
Setting suburban
2012 Endowment $165,613,084


When applying to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, it's important to note the application deadline is March 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due March 1. The application fee at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is $40. It is more selective, with an acceptance rate of 65.5 percent.

For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.

Selectivity more selective
Fall 2012 acceptance rate 65.5%
Application deadline March 1
SAT/ACT scores must be received by March 1

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Academic Life

The student-faculty ratio at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is 13:1, and the school has 34.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology include: Mechanical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering; Civil Engineering, General; and Electrical and Electronics Engineering. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 91 percent.

Class sizes
Class sizes
Student-faculty ratio 13:1
4-year graduation rate 70%
Five most popular majors for 2012 graduates
Mechanical Engineering 35%
Chemical Engineering 14%
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering 10%
Civil Engineering, General 10%
Electrical and Electronics Engineering 8%

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Student Life

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2,121, with a gender distribution of 79.3 percent male students and 20.7 percent female students. At this school, 61.7 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 38.3 percent of students live off campus. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is part of the NCAA III athletic conference.

Total enrollment 2,214
Student gender distribution
Student gender distribution
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate men who are members of a fraternity
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Undergraduate women who are members of a sorority
Collegiate athletic association NCAA III

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Campus Info & Services

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, placement service, health service, and health insurance. Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). Of the students at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 60 percent have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Students who have cars on campus 60%
Health insurance offered Yes

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Paying for School

At Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, 69 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $21,881.

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Tuition and fees $40,254 (2013-14)
Room and board $11,484 (2013-14)
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* Overview details based on 2012 data

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