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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 2,180 undergraduate students. Admissions is somewhat competitive as the Rose-Hulman acceptance rate is 61%. Popular majors include Mechanical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, and Computer Science. Graduating 82% of students, Rose-Hulman alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $68,000.
About Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology...
Athletic Division
NCAA Division III (with football)
Athletic Conference
Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Address
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803

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.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
61%
Application Deadline
February 1
SAT Range
1200-1430
ACT Range
27-32
Application Fee
$50
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended
Early Decision/Early Action
Yes

Cost

Net Price
$41,691/ year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $33,899/ year
  • $30-48k
    $33,887/ year
  • $49-75k
    $36,064/ year
  • $76-110k
    $37,189/ year
  • $110k+
    $39,371/ year
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Academics

Professors
A-
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
12:1
Evening Degree Programs
No
88%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.17 responses
71%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.21 responses
43%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.21 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
2,180Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
10%
Varsity Athletes
20%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 19 responses
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  • Nerdy but friendly
    68%
  • Very intelligent students are there from all over.
    21%
  • Nerdy
    5%
  • Some quite odd
    5%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
56%
of students say that Greek life is average, and no one will treat you differently if you don't join.34 responses
Poll
71%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.35 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 17 responses
Report
  • Extremely difficult, immensely rewarding.
    59%
  • Nerdy
    18%
  • Awesome
    12%
  • Quirky
    12%

After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$79,200/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
82%
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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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Reviews

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This is THE best Engineering school. Professors are great and help students understand the material any time of day. The classes are the perfect size and their career services department went out of their way to help me land the perfect job. Though with the almost thousand companies coming to the campus during three job fairs it isn't really needed! I was welcomed by everyone and felt safe on campus. The food is now awesome thanks to locally sourced veggies and fruit, Some grown on campus. I love Rose-Hulman!
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I enjoy the small campus environment; easy , short walk from Student Union to classes, dorms, indoor athletic center or administration building. I enjoy small class sizes and hands on approach to learning, as well as, a very academic environment, camaraderie, long standing school traditions and a strong alumni association. Rose concentrates on internship experiences and job placement. Some of the challenges are: The campus is located in Indiana(I live in NY), so going home on breaks is expensive and requires a bit of planning, although the food is good, I wish it were a little better(but all students say that?), also, not having a car on campus is limiting. All in all, I am enjoying my experience at Rose-Hulman.
Rose-Hulman is a very intense, high paced school and it isn't the college of choice for a lot of students. It takes a very tough, brave and driven student to succeed at Rose-Hulman. So many students go to Rose-Hulman believing they will breeze through the curriculum sort of like they did in high school or the student will try to balance all of their responsibilities on their own, which both are false hopes that lead to failing out or transferring schools. Rose-Hulman offers tremendous resources to allow students to succeed but it is a decision the student has to make-- to struggle alone or to struggle with the help of others.