Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology: Narrative Description

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5500 Wabash Ave.
Terre Haute, IN 47803-3999
Tel: (812)877-1511; 800-248-7448; Admissions: (812)877-8213; Fax: (812)877-8941; E-mail: [email protected]; Web Site:

Description: Independent, comprehensive, specialized, coed. Awards bachelor's and master's degrees. Founded 1874. Setting: 200-acre suburban campus with easy access to Indianapolis. Endowment: $160.8 million. Research spending 2002-03: $9.1 million. Educational spending 2002-03: $10,407 per student. Total enrollment: 1,864. Faculty: 145 (139 full-time, 6 part-time). Student-undergrad faculty ratio is 13:1. 3,188 applied, 71% were admitted. 62% from top 10% of their high school class, 95% from top quarter, 100% from top half. 26 National Merit Scholars, 50 valedictorians, 42 student government officers. Full-time: 1,709 students, 18% women, 82% men. Part-time: 12 students, 17% women, 83% men. Students come from 49 states and territories, 9 other countries, 52% from out-of-state, 0.1% Native American, 1% Hispanic, 2% black, 3% Asian American or Pacific Islander, 1% international, 1% 25 or older, 51% live on campus, 1% transferred in. Retention: 91% of 2003 full-time freshmen returned. Academic areas with the most degrees conferred: engineering/engineering technologies; computer/information sciences; physical sciences. Core. Services for LD students, advanced placement, accelerated degree program, honors program, independent study, double major, summer session for credit, adult/continuing education programs, co-op programs, graduate courses open to undergrads. Off campus study at Indiana State University, St. Mary-of-the-Woods College. Study abroad program. ROTC: Army, Air Force.

Entrance Requirements: Options: Common Application, electronic application, deferred admission, international baccalaureate accepted. Required: high school transcript, 1 recommendation, SAT I or ACT. Recommended: essay, interview. Entrance: very difficult. Application deadline: 3/1. Notification: continuous.

Costs Per Year: Application fee: $40. One-time mandatory fee: $3125. Comprehensive fee: $31,425 includes full-time tuition ($24,255), mandatory fees ($450), and college room and board ($6720). College room only: $3840. Full-time tuition and fees vary according to course load and student level. Room and board charges vary according to board plan. Part-time tuition: $696 per credit. Part-time tuition varies according to course load.

Collegiate Environment: Orientation program. Drama-theater group, choral group, student-run newspaper, radio station. Social organizations: 40 open to all; national fraternities, national sororities; 47% of eligible men and 58% of eligible women are members. Most popular organizations: intramurals, band, Drama Club, student government. Major annual events: Homecoming, Spring Fest, Campus Clean-up. Student services: health clinic, personal-psychological counseling. Campus security: 24-hour emergency response devices and patrols, late night transport-escort service, controlled dormitory access. 882 college housing spaces available; 876 were occupied in 2002-03. Freshmen guaranteed college housing. On-campus residence required in freshman year. Options: coed, men-only, women-only housing available. Logan Library with 77,348 books, 532 microform titles, 280 serials, 493 audiovisual materials, an OPAC, and a Web page. Operations spending 2002-03: $443,157. 150 computers available on campus for general student use. Computer purchase/lease plans available. A campuswide network can be accessed from student residence rooms and from off campus. Staffed computer lab on campus.

Community Environment: See Indiana State University.

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