Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Admissions: Everything You Want to and Need to Know

Overview of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is a rare engineering institution in the U.S. that focuses almost entirely on undergraduate education. Rose-Hulman’s campus is situated just east of Terre Haute, Indiana. The institution has a large selection of undergraduate and graduate engineering degree programs for students to choose from. A robust student/faculty ratio supports students, and professors take a personalized approach to the teaching and learning process. Outside of the classroom, students will find plenty of opportunities to engage with the campus community via many clubs and organizations.


  • Total Enrollment: 2,142 (2,085 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 75 percent male/25 percent female
  • 98 percent full-time

Cost of Attendance Information

  • Tuition and Fees: $49,527
  • Books: $1,500
  • Room and Board: $15,414
  • Other Expenses: $1,560
  • Total Cost: $68,001

Financial Aid Information

  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Aid: 99 percent
  • Percentage of New Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 99 percent
    • Loans: 50 percent
  • Mean Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $20,091
    • Loans: $7,483

Academic Programs Offered

Most Popular Majors: Mechanical Engineering; Chemical Engineering; Computer Science; Electrical and Electronics Engineering; and Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering

Retention and Graduation

  • First-Year Student Retention (full-time students): 92 percent
  • Transfer-Out Rate: 14 percent
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 67 percent
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 81 percent

NCAA Athletic Programs

  • Men’s Sports: Baseball, Basketball, Cheerleading-Dance Team, Cross Country, Football, Golf, Soccer, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field
  • Women’s Sports: Basketball, Cheerleading-Dance Team, Cross Country, Golf, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and Diving, Tennis, Track and Field, Volleyball

Overview of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Admissions

Students whose SAT/ACT scores and GPA are within the institution’s requirements have a good chance of being admitted. Applicants must complete an online application and send test scores from either the SAT or ACT and high school transcripts. Students with unique talents and accomplishments can still receive strong consideration even if their GPAs are outside of the mean range. After applying, students will receive a message from an admissions counselor about the application process’s next steps. Students should make a campus visit to determine if the institution is a good fit for them.

Admissions Data

  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Acceptance Rate: 68 percent
  • Test Scores: 25th/75th Percentile
    • SAT Critical Reading: 610/700
    • SAT Math: 660/780
    • SAT Writing: -/-
    • ACT Cumulative: 28/33
    • ACT English: 26/34
    • ACT Math: 28/34

Safety Net Schools: Easy to Gain Admission

If past admission data predicts that you would be a competitive candidate for the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, it should be easy to gain admissions to the schools below. If Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is currently out of your reach, then you are sure to be a competitive candidate for the schools below.

University of Connecticut, Rochester Institute of Technology, University of Massachusetts Amherst, Syracuse University, United States Military Academy, Penn State University Park, University of Cincinnati

Same Tier: Just As Hard to Gain Admission

If you’re a competitive candidate for the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, you should have an equal chance of gaining admissions at these schools.

Binghamton University, Lehigh University, University of Florida, University of California, Santa Barbara, University of Texas at Austin, University of Texas at Dallas, University of Washington

Reach Institutions: Gaining Admissions Will be More of a Challenge

These schools are more challenging to gain admission into than the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. If you improve your GPA and SAT/ACT scores, you’ll be a competitive candidate.

New York University, University of Michigan, Emory University, Boston College, Boston University, University of California, Berkeley, Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute

Applying to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Application Deadline: February 1

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