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  1. Academics
    A
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A-
  4. Campus
    B
  5. Athletics
    B-
  6. Party Scene
    B+
  7. Professors
    A
  8. Location
    C+
  9. Dorms
    B
  10. Campus Food
    B-
  11. Student Life
    A
  12. Safety
    A
Rose-Hulman is a highly rated private college located in Terre Haute, Indiana. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 2,063 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rose-Hulman acceptance rate is 68%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Computer Science, and Chemical Engineering. Graduating 81% of students, Rose-Hulman alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $70,700.
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

RHIT Admissions

Acceptance Rate
68%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1270-1480
ACT Range
28-33
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$44,063/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$20,968/ year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
99%

Academics

Professors
A
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
11:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
68%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.22 responses
41%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.22 responses

Majors

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    1%
  • On Campus
    99%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,063Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
22
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
14%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
  • Nerdy but friendly
    74%
  • Very intelligent students are there from all over.
    21%
  • Some quite odd
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
57%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.35 responses
Poll
69%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.36 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 18 responses
  • Extremely difficult, immensely rewarding.
    56%
  • Nerdy
    17%
  • Awesome
    11%
  • Quirky
    11%
  • Fast-paced
    6%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$80,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
81%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
97%
National
83%
100%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.12 responses
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Love Rose-Hulman! If you're looking for a party school, this certainly isn't it. If you want somewhere you can get a great education from professors that care, then look no further. One of my math professors took the time to build our graphs in Minecraft so that we'd have a visual representation of what we were studying. He was so passionate about teaching that he went home at night and worked on that. All of the professors at Rose are very dedicated to helping students learn in and out of the classroom. Even with everything that's going on due to COVID, Rose is taking individual needs into consideration and is creating a much better environment that most the schools my friends go to. It's a great place to learn and a fun place to be in general. If you're going to attend Rose, definitely recommend living on campus. The on-campus atmosphere is like no other and you'll make more lifetime friends than you even thought possible.
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For me, this school has done exactly what it says on the tin. Almost all of the critical reviews are complaining about aspects of the school that are very well reported. The gender ratio is skewed, tuition is high, some dorms don't have AC, and the classes are rigorous to the point where many will fail at some point. Some over-privileged rich kids come here expecting mom and dad to pay for straight A's and they all get a rude awakening when classes start. I love that. Most people who have a problem with this school are simply not into STEM or not self motivated. If you work hard and are serious about STEM, then you will flourish here. Thanks to this school I already feel like I have a serious competitive edge against other graduating engineers. I landed two dream internships while at Rose, and I'm sure I'll have no problem finding a well paying job this year even though there is a pandemic happening right now. Amazing school, amazing profs, amazing support at this school. 5/5.
A great school for engineering, and mathematics. This school provides a great place for talented students to work. With many challenges and many people/resources to help, Rose-Hulman is a dedicated to helping all of their students succeed. Overall, the campus setting is perfect for developing students, and the curriculum is updated every year in order keep up to date with the outside world. Lastly, Rose-Hulman prioritizes incorporating job experience into the student life in order to make their students top picks for businesses.