By Sue Luse
Rose-Hulman offers only science, math, and engineering. Students at Rose-Hulman are there to learn. Everyone here has to study hard all the time. It’s okay to be “really smart” at Rose-Hulman. The mens bathrooms even have chalkboards and math problems to work on.
Rose-Hulman is located in Terre Haute, Indiana. Very nice, safe parts of town. Most faculty live in town. Rose-Hulman is a cozy place and not looking to grow. One hour from Indianapolis airport and a shuttle is available.
- No Common Application
- Essay is optional, i.e. to explain grades
- No application fee
- Requires high school transcripts, senior schedule, and letters of recommendations
- Superscore ACT and SAT; also superscore both together
- Average ACT score in Math is 32 (24 is minimum for math) and in reading, it’s 30
- Interviews not required
Should have Chemistry and AP Physics. You receive credit for AP scores of 4 or 5. There is no language requirement. Students take 9 non-STEM courses. Most students are in the top 25% of their high school graduating class.
No additional application necessary for merit scholarships. The average merit scholarship is $13,000. Scholarships from Rose-Hulman are available even after you have been admitted. The average financial aid package is $26,000 ($20,000 without loans). The average loan debt of graduates is $42,000. Rose-Hulman offers a unique summer program called Operation Catapault. Students that attend this program receive a $2,500 refund in scholarship money which is renewable for four years.
Once a quarter, companies come to recruit students. Job placement is 100%. Average starting salary is $65,000. Software engineering and computer science graduates start at $100,000 or more.
- 2,000 students
- 70% out-of-state
- 20% women
- Current freshman class is 561 with 63 international students
- Rose Hulman believes math and music go together
- Amazing drama program open to all
- Offer lots of fun competitions
- Big bonfire every homecoming
- Can build decks in dorms and paint the walls
- Students can have their own room
- Current major fundraising campaign for a new student union and academic buildings
- Offer overseas programs and joint international projects