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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Terre Haute, IN
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, founded in 1874, is a private, technological institution. It is an undergraduate teaching institution where professors, not graduate students or teaching assistants, conduct every class and lab. Rose-Hulman also emphasizes a strong lab component to its education programs. Its 200-acre campus is located in a residential section of Terre Haute.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 2,202
   Women 555 (25.2%)
   Men 1,647 (74.8%)
Graduate Students 76
Entrance Difficulty Very difficult
Overall Admission Rate 61% of 4,241 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered Yes
Early Decision Offered No
Regular Admission Deadline February 1
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA 4.00 (based on weighted GPAs)
SAT Math 691 average
640-760 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 612 average
560-670 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 30 average
27-32 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests   X    
Essay     X  
Extracurricular Activities   X    
Cost of Attendance $62,503
  Tuition and Fees $46,210
  Room and Board $13,293
Average Percent of Need Met 75%
Average Freshman Award $31,060
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Quarter
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 181
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 13% of classes
10-19 students: 25% of classes
20-29 students: 54% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 0% of classes
50-99 students: 0% of classes
Terre Haute Population 61,025
Nearest Metropolitan Area Indianapolis
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are guaranteed housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 57% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division III
Mascot Rosie the Elephant
Sororities 35.6% of women participate
Fraternities 35% of men participate
Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
5.1% Asian
2.7% Black/African-American
4.9% Hispanic/Latino
5.0% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
81.7% White
0.2% Unknown
International Students 12.8% from 12 countries
First-Year Students Returning 93.9%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 68.6%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months 74%
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 19.0%