Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Terre Haute, Indiana
One of the early institutions to focus primarily on STEM education, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology was founded in 1874 as an all-male engineering college. Now, Rose-Hulman has transformed its once lesser-known presence into a dominating, coeducational force in engineering, math, and science. Rather than employing a one-size-fits-all approach to STEM, the Rose-Hulman experience is highly personalized and flexible enough to support an immense range of professional goals.
Get to know Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Rose-Hulman is proud to show its students the amazing feats of innovation that are happening all around the world. As a participating member of the Global E3 consortium, the university makes it possible to travel and study at any of more than 60 engineering schools both in the United States and abroad. Whatever their concentration, students are sure to benefit greatly from an exchange of diverse cultural and intellectual perspectives.
While the Rose-Hulman student completes a variety of projects within the core curriculum, the Institute also encourages students to delve beyond the requirements. The Interdisciplinary Research Collaborative (IRC), sponsored by the American Chemical Society, applauds curious minds in recognition of thoughtful research. Students collaborate in teams to take advantage of Rose-Hulman’s excellent resources and present their findings at this annual celebration of research.
Rose-Hulman’s one-of-a-kind curriculum is complemented by its one-of-a-kind facilities. Its high-tech MiNDs Lab, for example, enables Rose-Hulman to be one of the only undergraduate institutions to offer hands-on study with micro- and nanoscale technology, and the Oakley Observatory gives students direct access to in-demand, professional equipment.
Undergraduates are also able to collaborate with researchers and medical surgeons at the JRSI Laboratory, which focuses on improving the long-term efficacy of hip- and knee- replacement surgeries. Here, students and clinical research interns shadow world-renowned surgeons as they work on real patients in need of joint replacement.
ENROLLMENT BY ETHNICITY
Nonresident aliens: 14%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic: 3%
White, non-Hispanic: 67%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic: 0%
Asian, non-Hispanic: 5%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic: 0%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic: 5%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown: 2%
LIVING-LEARNING COMMUNITIES FOR FRESHMEN
ESCALATE is a first-year living-learning community for students interested in pursuing entrepreneurship, particularly within STEM. Not only do they live together, but they also take an Introduction to Entrepreneurship course together. Their increased involvement in the field of entrepreneurship gets them immediate access to Rose-Hulman’s excellent resources.
HERE is another first-year living-learning experience for students who are passionate about the ways engineering and science can impact the natural world. Students in this cohort live together, enroll in a common Introduction to Sustainability course, and discuss ways that technology can better the environment. Students in the HERE program also have the option to continue their focus on sustainability and humanitarian engineering through a minor in Sustainability.
The Institute’s Office of Innovation is always excited to support students as they make their ideas and visions come to life. This space allows students to collaborate in groups, brainstorm, and test out concepts and inventions. Additionally, the Rose-Hulman Ventures program connects students with client partners to discover new, technology-based business solutions.
ENGINEERS WITHOUT BORDERS
Engineers Without Borders gives students the chance to see their field of study’s ability to make real, positive change in the world.
Through international travel with some of the top professionals in engineering, students discover new ways to use technology in the interest of nurturing a sustainable environment. The program brings new technology to communities across the globe, teaching how to live in a way that supports both the state of the environment and the health of those living in it. This meaningful experience challenges participants to manage projects with an awareness not only of practical, scientific complexities, but also of the cultural, political, and ethical factors that influence the integration of new technology.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology’s 200-acre campus is located in Terre Haute, Indiana, 70 miles southwest of Indianapolis and just over three hours from Chicago and Cincinnati. Intersected by the flowing Wabash River, Terre Haute’s natural landscape is home to numerous parks and trails for walking, running, and biking.
The Rose-Hulman’s athletic program, aptly nicknamed the Fightin’ Engineers, compete at the Division III level. Rose-Hulman Men and Women student-athletes participate in the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) in the following sports:
Mens: Baseball, Basketball, Cheer, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, and Track & Field
Women’s: Basketball, Cheer, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Swimming & Diving, Tennis, Track & Field, and Volleyball
Rose-Hulman is a member of the Kern Entrepreneurial Engineering Network (KEEN), a community of undergraduate engineering programs across the country. As KEEN members, participating institutions are able to share resources and provide their students whatever they need to pursue their goals. Students are equipped with a treasure trove of tools and a contact list that spans the United States. It’s through such an interconnected partnership that Rose-Hulman puts aspiring entrepreneurs at an advantage in a competitive market.
Every Rose-Hulman student concludes their college career with a senior project that exemplifies what they have learned and what they are capable of. Most students work with real clients to create practical solutions for companies. With the support of their professors in high-tech workspace facilities, seniors create groundbreaking work that they are proud to put on their résumé.
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
25th Percentile: 610 | 75th Percentile: 690
25th Percentile: 650 | 75th Percentile: 760
25th Percentile: 27 | 75th Percentile: 32
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