Students Say

Rose-Hulman earns its “reputation as an excellent undergraduate engineering school” with a combination of strong academics and “personal attention, small class sizes, and a family atmosphere” a rarity among tech schools. Sure, “The workload is fairly heavy, especially sophomore year with the engineering cur­riculum.” Sometimes students feel “Rose is about beating you up and putting you through hell so when you graduate you’ll be the only engineer who knows what it’s like to be on a project that completely sucks, but you’ve been taught that all projects are like that so you’re the only engineer who will see it all the way through.”

Overview

Applicants
4,404
Acceptance Rate
59%
Average HS GPA
3.96

GPA Breakdown

77%
Over 3.75
15%
3.50 - 3.74
6%
3.25 - 3.49
2%
3.00 - 3.24

Test Scores

SAT Reading
550 - 660
SAT Math
640 - 740
ACT Composite
27 - 32

Deadlines


Regular
March 1

Other Admission Factors

Academic

Rigor of Secondary School Record
Class Rank
Academic GPA

Overall

Students Say

Rose-Hulman earns its “reputation as an excellent undergraduate engineering school” with a combination of strong academics and “personal attention, small class sizes, and a family atmosphere” a rarity among tech schools. Sure, “The workload is fairly heavy, especially sophomore year with the engineering cur­riculum.” Sometimes students feel “Rose is about beating you up and putting you through hell so when you graduate you’ll be the only engineer who knows what it’s like to be on a project that completely sucks, but you’ve been taught that all projects are like that so you’re the only engineer who will see it all the way through.” However, students enjoy an unusually strong support system, and that mitigates the strain. “The transition is made as smooth as possible from high school to college for freshmen” with “on-campus tutoring in the learning center (an excellent resource for students to get homework help)” and “professors who are always available outside of class.” One student elaborates, “Our professors are personal and focus on undergraduate education. They will know your name, ask if you are okay if you miss a class or two, and even pull up a chair next to your table at the bar.” Those who make it through four years here enjoy the added benefit of “a great alumni base. With almost 99 percent job placement, if you get a decent GPA you’re almost guaranteed a job in the field of your choice.”

Faculty and Class Information

Student/Faculty
13:1
Total Faculty
197
with Terminal Degree
196

154
Men
43
Women
25
Minority
8
International

Most frequent class size
20 - 29
Most frequent lab / sub section size
20 - 29

Graduation Rates

Graduate in 4 years
80%
Graduate in 5 years
98%
Graduate in 6 years
100%


Degrees

Bachelor's
Master's

Career Services

On-Campus Job Interviews Available
Yes

Career Services

Alumni Network
Alumni Services
Classes
Interest Inventory
Internships
Opportunities at School

Coop
Experiential
Internship

Prominent Alumni


Ernest Davidson
U. of Washington, National Medal of Science

Abe Silverstein
Aeronautical Engineering, Formation of NASA

Leroy Wilson
Former President of ATandT

Fred Garry
Former V.P. of GE, Nat'l Medal of Technology

Tim J. Cindric
President, Penske Racing

Marshall Goldsmith
Author/Speaker

Jim Gilman
Commander U.S. Army

Dates

Financial Aid Rating
77
Application Deadlines
Notification Date
Mar 10

Required Forms

FAFSA

Financial Aid Statistics

Average Freshman Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$25,201

Average Undergraduate Total Need-Based Gift Aid
$23,950

Average Need-Based Loan
$5,288

Average amount of loan debt per graduate
$35,420

Undergraduates who have borrowed through any loan program
64%

Average amount of each freshman scholarship/grant package
$19,901

Financial aid provided to international students
Yes

Expenses per Academic Year

Tuition
$40,449
Required Fees
$834
Average Cost for Books and Supplies
$1,500

Tuition / Fees Vary by Year of Study
No
Board for Commuters
$900
Transportation for Commuters
$0

Available Aid

Financial Aid Methodoloy
Federal

Scholarships and Grants
Need-Based College/University Scholarship or Grant Aid from Institutional Funds
Need-Based Federal Pell
Need-Based SEOG
Need-Based State Scholarships

Federal Direct Student Loan Programs
Direct PLUS Loans
Direct Subsidized Stafford Loans
Direct Unsubsidized Stafford Loans

Federal Family Education Loan Programs (FFEL)
Federal Perkins Loans

Is Institutional Employment Available (other than Federal Work Study)
Yes

Direct Lender
No

Overall

Students Say

“The kids who attend Rose-Hulman are smart, dedicated, and consequently, nerds,” but “this is not a negative thing. Within the students here, there are no outcasts, and even our athletes are most likely also math-letes.” “Everyone definitely marches to the beat of his own drum,” students assure us. Personality types run the gamut from “geniuses, average students, student-athletes, out­spoken, quiet, etc.” Demographically, undergrads are “mostly white male engineers from the Midwest” (partly a function of Rose-Hulman’s location), but “we are slowly expanding the Rose-Hulman name and getting people from all over the United States and globe.” The population “is mostly boys, although the females are catching up,” albeit slowly. About half of the incoming fresh­man class played varsity sports in high school, which is about as many had been involved in the performing arts.

Student Body Profile

Total Undergraduate Enrollment
2,280
Out of State

International
Foreign Countries Represented
15

Demographics

22% female
78% male
99% are full time
1% are part time

Overview

Students Say

“Life at Rose is academically demanding,” but “the community here is so sup­portive and safe that you get through it,” and while “students do a lot of homework and study a lot,” they do occasionally find time to close the books and relax. “It’s all work and little play Sunday through Thursday,” but come Friday “we play hard.’“ Students inform us “there’s always something to do on campus, whether it’s going to a fraternity party or attending a concert or going to a dance or just watching a movie with friends.” Greek life is big, “but it’s not your typical Animal House,” and both intramural and Division III inter­collegiate athletics have their supporters. There are also “tons of different groups to get involved in” on campus. Hometown Terre Haute, on the other hand, isn’t so lively. “There isn’t much to do” in town other than “go to the shadiest bars and check out the locals.” As one student points out, “We are located in the middle of nowhere…not much they can do about it, but it is not so great.”

Campus Life

Undergrads living on campus
59%
Help finding off-campus housing
Yes

Quality of life rating
94
First-Year Students living on campus
99%

Campus Environment
Suburban
Fire safety rating
94

Housing Options

Apartment Single
Dorms Coed
Dorms Male
Frat Sorority
Theme Housing

Special Needs Admissions


College Entrance Tests Required
No

Interview Required
No

Special Need Services Offered


Student Activities

Registered Student Organizations
112
Number of Honor Societies
7

Number of Social Sororities
3
Number of Religious Organizations
3

26% join a fraternity

Sports

Athletic Division
Division III

57% participate in intramural sports
23% participate in intercollegiate sports

Men's Sports (Fightin' Engineers)
11 Sports

Baseball
Basketball
Cross Country
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Women's Sports (Fightin' Engineers)
11 Sports

Basketball
Cross Country
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming
Tennis
Track Field Indoor
Track Field Outdoor
Volleyball

Student Services

Health
LGBT Support Groups: A student organization: Unity. www.rose-hulman.edu/Users/groups/Unity

Minority Support Groups: A student organization: National Society of Black Engineers. www.rose-hulman.edu/NSBE/

Army ROTC Offered on-campus
Air Force ROTC Offered on-campus

Sustainability

Green Rating
82

Campus Security Report

Campus Security Report

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety

The Princeton Review publishes links directly to each school's Campus Security Reports where available. Applicants can also access all school-specific campus safety information using the Campus Safety and Security Data Analysis Cutting Tool provided by the Office of Postsecondary Education of the U.S. Department of Education: http://ope.ed.gov/security


Other Information

Campus-wide Internet Network
Yes

Email and Web Access Available
Yes

% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet
100

Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms
7

Average Number of PC's per Lab
30

Network Access in Dorm Rooms
Yes

Network Access in Dorm Lounges
Yes

Fee for Network Use
Yes

Student Web Pages Permitted
Yes

Student Web Pages Provided
Yes

Partnerships with Technology Companies
Yes

Online Class Registration Available
Yes

Personal computer included in tuition for each student
No

Require Undergraduates to Own Computers
Yes

Undergraduates that Own Computers
100%

Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors
Yes

Description
Lenovo

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses
No

Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations
No

Campus Visits Contact

Contact
Nancy Apple
Visit Coordinator

Address
Office of Admissions
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, IN 47803-3999

Phone
812-877-8214

Email
admissions@rose-hulman.edu

Experience College Life

Most Popular Places On Campus
Sports and Recreation Center
Hatfield Hall
White Chapel
Branam Innovation Center
Chauncey's Place

Most Popular Places Off Campus
Honey Creek Mall
Indiana State University
Movie Theatres
Deming Park
Children's Museum

Campus Tours

Campus Tours
Appointment Required: Yes
Dates: Year-round
Times: 9:00 a.m. and 1:30 p.m.
Average Length: 2 hours

On Campus Interview

Campus Interviews
Yes

Information Sessions
Available

Times
2:00 p.m.

Faculty and Coach Visits

Dates/Times Available
Year-round

Arrangements
Contact Coach Directly

Advance Notice
1 week

Contact Email Address for Visit
campusvisits@rose-hulman.edu

Class Visits

Dates/Times Available
Academic Year

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Overnight Dorm Stays

Overnight Dorm Stays
Available

Arrangements
Contact Admissions Office

Limitations
Must be admitted seniors.

Transportation

Types of Transportation Available to Campus
Car rental. Indianapolis International Airport is nearest commercial airport.

Driving Instructions to Campus
West of Indianapolis on I-70; Exit 11, North 3 miles to U.S. 40. Turn right. Entrance 1/4 mile on left.

Local Accommodations
Holiday Inn Express, Hilton Garden Inn, Candlewood Suites, Fairfield Inn, Holiday Inn, Econo Lodge of Terre Haute, Comfort Inn, Drury Inn, Pear Tree Inn, Hampton Inn, Days Inn, Best Western, Super 8, Knights Inn, Hilton Garden Inn, Springhill Suites by Marriott
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Key Stats

4,404
Applicants
2,280
Size
59%
Acceptance Rate
1300
SAT Scores

Rankings & Lists