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Study at Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, also known as RHIT, was originally created as the Terre Haute School of Industrial Science in 1874. The following year the name was changed to Rose Polytechnic Institute and this new school started offering classes from 1883. In 1971, it was renamed the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology and it became coeducational in 1991. Currently, RHIT is situated on a 295-acre campus in Terre Haute, Indiana.

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology offers undergraduate and graduate degree programs in the fields of applied biology and biomedical engineering, chemical, mechanical and civil engineering, computer science and software engineering, electrical and computer engineering, mathematics, physics and optical engineering, engineering management, environmental engineering, and humanities and social sciences.

The athletics department of RHIT sponsors men's and women's teams in baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, rifle, softball, swimming, tennis, track, volleyball, and wrestling. The teams compete in the NCAA Division III level, and have won a significant number of national championships.

Profile of Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

Terre Haute, IN is home to Rose Hullman. Terre Haute is a small city. The school is a private, not-for-profit institution. Degrees at Rose Hullman go up to the Master's degree.

Course Topics

Students at the school can choose among many degree programs. Students commonly pursue studies in mathematics, engineering, and computer science and engineering.

Rose Hullman Selectivity

Prospective students are advised that admissions are not open to all; the school selects from among qualified applicants. Three quarters of students in 2007 had SAT verbal scores of at least 560. Half of math SAT scores of accepted students fell between 630 and 710.

Faculty

The school maintains a faculty/student ratio (full-time) which is better than most colleges. Rose Hullman has a tenure system for senior faculty. The full-time faculty at the school is well-paid, which often goes with faculty quality.

Student Enrolment

Rose Hullman has 1, 936 enrolled students . A very high share of students at the school are male.

Student Life

Full-time students are the norm at Rose Hullman. The school has a residential or campus feel. Rose Hullman offers dorm rooms to a higher percentage of its students than do most colleges. The school offers students meal plans. Rose Hullman values student athletics, and belongs to the Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference.

The school reports its educational mission is:

"To provide students with the world's best undergraduate education in engineering, mathematics, and science in an environment of individual attention and support. "

Rose Hullman Programs and Degrees
General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors
Engineering343mechanical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, chemical engineering, biomedical engineering, engineering management, various engineering courses, engineering physics, . . .
Computer Science and Engineering84computer engineering, computer science, software engineering
Science21biology, physics, chemistry, molecular biochemistry
Mathematics8mathematics
Liberal Arts1economics

Contact: Rose Hullman

Rose Hulman Institute of Technology

5500 Wabash Avenue

Terre Haute, IN 47803-3999

General Phone: (812) 877-1511

http://www.rose-hulman.edu

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