RHIT

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

5500 Wabash Ave, Terre Haute, United States
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Overview of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology (RHIT)

About this school

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.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:2,168
    • Men:1,630 (75.2%)
    • Women:538 (24.8%)

Location

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Admission Information (RHIT)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is very difficult: more than 50% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1230 on the SAT I or over 26 on the ACT; about 60% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma required and GED is not accepted

  • High School Program:

    College preparatory program is required

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
4
5
Science
2
3
Foreign Language
-
-
Social Studies
2
-
History
-
-
Academic Electives
4
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
February 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
-
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
Use of SAT/ACT Essay
SAT: Not used ACT: Not used

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
5500 Wabash Avenue
City, State, Zip
Terre Haute, IN  47803-3999
Phone
(812) 877-8213
Fax
(812) 877-8941
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
February 1
Application Fee
$50
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
March 15
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
No
Early Decision Deadline
-
Early Decision Notification
-
Early Action Offered
Yes
Early Action Deadline
November 1
Early Action Notification
December 16

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
1 required for all freshmen
Other
Curricular prerequisites required for freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular|Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/ Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
61% of 4,473 applicants were admitted
Women
70% of 1,046 applicants were admitted
Men
58% of 3,427 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
576 (21%) of 2,726 admitted students enrolled
Women
132 (18%) of 735 admitted students enrolled
Men
444 (22%) of 1,991 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
4.00
375 And Above
82%
3.50 - 3.74
12%
3.25 - 3.49
4%
3.00 - 3.24
1%
2.50 - 2.99
1%
2.00 - 2.49
-

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
699 average |650-760 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
52%
• Score 600 - 700
41%
• Score 500 - 600
6%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
Sat Critical Reading
647 average |610-690 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
23%
• Score 600 - 700
55%
• Score 500 - 600
22%
• Score 400 - 500
1%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
30 average |27-32 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
53%
• Score 24 - 29
44%
• Score 18 - 23
3%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (RHIT)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $45,762 (72.84274867484838%)
  • Room & Board: - $14,061 (22.38193018480493%)
  • Other Expences: - $1,500 (2.387660570173344%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $1,500 (2.387660570173344%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expences
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology accepts prepayment plan, installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline March 10
Award Notification Date
On or about January 15
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal Methodology

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 001830
Free

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
416 (74.7%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
339 (81.5%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
339 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
256 (75.5%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
71%
Average Award
$31,203
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 339 (100.0%) of aid recipients, average amount $29,035
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 262 (77.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $5,300
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 264 (77.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
218 (39.1%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $10,862

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
1,431 (67.1%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,241 (86.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,239 (99.8%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
988 (79.7%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
69%
Average Award
$30,070
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,236 (99.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $26,898
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 982 (79.3%) of aid recipients, average amount $6,088
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 1,014 (81.8%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
871 (40.8%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $12,343

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
60%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$45,345
Parents Borrowing Plus Loans
-
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
21.0%
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
30.0%

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Not reported
Creative Arts/Performance
Not reported
Special Achievements/Activities
Not reported
Special Characteristics
Not reported

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
$1,272

Academics & Instruction (RHIT)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Quarter

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Required

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Required for all students

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


190

Part-Time Faculty


12

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


93%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 16% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 25% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 51% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 0% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 0% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 9% of discussion sections/labs
  • 10-19 students: - 49% of discussion sections/labs
  • 20-29 students: - 26% of discussion sections/labs
  • 30-39 students: - 14% of discussion sections/labs
  • 40-49 students: - 2% of discussion sections/labs
% of Sections/Labs
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
# of Students

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
372,050

Computing


Computer Ownership
Students required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
48
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology provides wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


91.2%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


66.5%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


78.4%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


81.0%

Programs & Majors (RHIT)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (16)


  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer Science
  • Computer Software Engineering
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
  • Engineering, Other
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Physics, General

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Cooperative work study program, Double major, English as a second language, Independent study, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Computer and information sciences, Physical sciences

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Master of Science, Master of Engineering

Master's Programs of Study (13)


  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Management
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Management Information Systems
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Optical Sciences
  • Software Engineering
  • Systems Engineering

Campus Life (RHIT)

Location & Geography

Population


61,025

Nearest Metropolitan Area


200 acres

Environment


Suburban environment

Campus Size


Indianapolis

Weather


Temperature
17.2 average low in January, 82.7 average high in September
Rain
126 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Airport
75 mile(s) from campus in Indianapolis
Nearest Bus Station
5 mile(s) from campus in Terre Haute
Nearest Train Station
75 mile(s) from campus in Indianapolis

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Men only housing, coed housing

Students of College Housing


58% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshmen are required to live on campus

Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


42%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division III
Mascot
Rosie the Elephant
School Colors
Old rose and white

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Football
Golf
Riflery
Soccer
Softball
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, bowling, cross-country running, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology offers choral groups, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, national fraternities, national sororities, residence hall association, student activities board, branam innovation center competition teams, drama club, diversity organizations

Sororities


34% of women participate

Fraternities


36% of men participate

ROTC


Army ROTC offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered on campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Mostly men

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


2,147

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
2,168
Women
538
Men
1,630

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 5.9% Asian
  • 3.2% Black/African-American
  • 5.3% Hispanic/Latino
  • 5.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 79.1% White
  • 0.7% Unknown

International Students


14.5% from 11 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


77

Student Resources (RHIT)

Study resources