#3 Best Private Colleges in Indiana

Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Terre Haute, Indiana

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Rose Hulman Institute of Technology overview
Location Terre Haute, Indiana
Online rose-hulman.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Rural Fringe
Rose Hulman Institute of Technology overview
Size Small
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study Undergrad/Graduate
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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, located in Terre Haute, Indiana, offers a focused STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) curriculum in an intimate campus setting. Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman is a private college dedicated to undergraduate education in engineering, science, and mathematics. Known for its rigorous academic programs that consistently rank high in national evaluations, Rose-Hulman maintains a selective approach to admissions. The institute's campus features modern facilities with a blend of traditional and contemporary architecture and includes options for on-campus living for its student body. The school's proximity to Indianapolis allows students access to urban amenities, while retaining a smaller-city feel on campus. Rose-Hulman is recognized for its hands-on approach to learning and a strong emphasis on lab work and innovation. While not primarily an athletics-driven school, Rose-Hulman does participate in Division III sports, with its athletic teams known as the Fightin' Engineers.

In the most recent statistical year 5,011 prospective students applied, and 3,659 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 602 enrolled in the school.  2,153 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 35 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2022/2023, excluding room and board, is $50,961 plus fees of $3,641. Rose-Hulman is ranked 129 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2024 U.S. Colleges Ranking.












Rose-Hulman is rated within the top 24% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 8 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated


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Admission Standards

Rose Hulman Institute of Technology overview
SAT 1290/1483
ACT 27/33
GPA 4.0

Applications Accepted

Rose Hulman Institute of Technology overview
Applications Due Mar 1, 2024
Applicant Competition Low
Application Fee $60

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Annual Cost to Attend


Costs for Rose Hulman Institute of Technology
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,500
Other Fees$3,641
Room and Board $16,647
Budget for Other Expenses$1,477
Total One Year Cost$74,226

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Average Salary After 10 Years

$84,200 per year

Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate

77% within 6 years

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Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Rose Hulman Institute of Technology students
Subject Percent of Class
Engineering 84%
Computer and Information Sciences 6%
Physical Sciences 3%
Biology 3%
Mathematics 3%

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