Rose Hulman Institute Of Technology

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 & biomedical engineering, chemical , mechanical & civil engineering, computer science & software engineering, electrical & 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.

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Contacting Rose-Hullman

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute , IN 47803-3999
General Phone: (812) 877-1511

Rose-Hullman Programs and Degrees (2008-2009)

General CategoryDegreesMost Common Majors [see all]
Engineering336biomedical engineering, chemical engineering, civil engineering, electrical engineering, engineering physics, environmental engineering, mechanical engineering, systems engineering, various engineering courses, ...
Computer Science and Engineering80computer science, computer engineering, software engineering
Science30biology, molecular biochemistry, chemistry, physics
Liberal Arts1economics

Number of programs and degrees for Rose-Hullman in 2008-2009:

Degree LevelTotal
Number of
Bachelor's degree41716
Master's degree389

Rose-Hullman Student Body

In 2007-2008, Rose-Hullman had a total enrollment of 1,936 students (1,872 full-time equivalent).

Students in the Freshman Class:

Group Percent
Men 81%
Women 20%
Full-Time 100%

Students By Class:

Group Percent
Undergraduate 93%
Graduate 7%

Racial Diversity:

Race Percent
White 88%
Black 2%
Hispanic 2%
Asian 4%
American Indian 0%
Unknown 1%
(Foreign Students) 3%

Students by Age:

Age Percent
Under 18 1%
18-19 44%
20-21 41%
22-24 10%
25-29 2%
30-34 0%
35-39 0%
40-49 0%
50-64 0%

Incoming (Freshman) Students by Place of Residence:
(From available data sampling)

(International Students)2%
New York1%
New Jersey1%
New Mexico1%
South Carolina1%
North Carolina1%

Rose-Hullman Graduation, Retention, and Transfers

Retention Rates (2007):

Group Returning From
Previous Year
Full-Time 91 %

Rose-Hullman Room and Board (2007)

Rose-Hullman offers campus housing for 1,099 of its 1,872 (full-time) students. Freshmen are required to live on campus.

(Please refer to our profile of Terre Haute, Indiana for details about the area surrounding the campus. Also see our list of other Indiana Colleges).

The school offers students a meal plan with 18 meals per week.

Rose-Hullman Admissions and Selectivity


EnrolledPercent of
Accepted Enrolled

Standardized Test Scores:

Test25th Percentile75th Percetile
SAT Verbal550660
SAT Math620720
ACT Verbal2531
ACT Math2833
ACT Composite2631

Application Requirements:

Class Rankrecommended
High School Recordrequired
College Prep Programrequired
Formal Demonstration of Competencenot required
Standardized Tests (SAT and/or ACT)required
Percent of Applicants Submitting SAT77%
Percent of Applicants Submitting ACT63%
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)recommended

Rose-Hullman Expenses and Financial Aid (2008-2009)

Expenses and Financial Aid:

Expense Amount
In-state tuition and fees $ 35,826
Out-of-state tuition and fees $ 35,826
Room and board $ 8,868
Room charge $ 5,142
Board (meal plan) charge $ 3,726
Books and supplies $ 1,500
Other expenses $ 1,500

Financial Aid:
Rose-Hullman participates in Federal Title IV financial aid programs. (The school's OPE ID is 183000)

Rose-Hullman Faculty

Rose-Hullman has a tenure system for faculty.

Tenure Status of Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelMenWomen
Non-tenured, but on tenure track3116
Non-tenured and not on tenure track45

Salaries for full-time faculty:

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professorcalendar year7$129,2771*
Associate professorcalendar year5$100,2430*
All faculty totalcalendar year12$117,1791*

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Full-Time Faculty (2008-2009):

Full-Time Faculty LevelContract LengthNumber MenAvg Salary MenNumber WomenAvg Salary Women
Professoracademic year34$102,9093$95,418
Associate professoracademic year47$80,8238$78,207
Assistant professoracademic year27$68,96920$67,076
All faculty totalacademic year108$84,81231$72,691

*: salaries are not displayed where there are fewer than 3 professors in the category.

Rose-Hullman Athletics

Athletic Conferences:

Football Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Basketball Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Baseball Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference
Track Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference

Rose-Hullman Degree Programs (2007)

Computer Science And Engineering
Computer Engineering, General
Computer Science
Computer Software Engineering

Biomedical/Medical Engineering
Chemical Engineering
Civil Engineering, General
Electrical, Electronics and Communications Engineering
Engineering Physics
Engineering, Other
Engineering/Industrial Management
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Mechanical Engineering
Systems Engineering

Liberal Arts
Economics, General

Mathematics, General

Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Chemistry, General
Molecular Biochemistry
Physics, General

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