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Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

Terre Haute, IN 4-Year Private
Acceptance Rate77%
Acceptance Rate77%

About RHIT

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Overview

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is a private, nonprofit school in a suburban setting in Terre Haute, Indiana. RHIT was founded in 1874 and the school currently enrolls around 1,990 students a year, including 1,972 undergrads. RHIT provides housing for up to 1,275 students. Most students live in off campus housing, and 75% of students spend their weekends on campus.

📆 Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2023 is March 1.

Student Involvement at RHIT

Love music or performing? Sing in a chorus or perform with one of RHIT's theater groups.

Interested in journalism or communications? RHIT students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.

Excited for Greek life? RHIT has both fraternities and sororities.

Planning to play sports? RHIT has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at RHIT on the Student Life page.

2022 RHIT Facts At-A-Glance
Academic Calendar Quarter
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate ED not offered
Early Action Acceptance Rate 78%
Average GPA 4.0
Applicants Submitting ACT scores 78%
Applicants Submitting SAT scores 65.9%
Tuition $50,961
Percent of Need Met 69%
Average First-Year Financial Aid Package $37,041

Is RHIT a Good School?

The definition of a "good school" can mean different things for different people. Some factors that can help you determine what a good school for you might be include admissions criteria, acceptance rate, tuition costs, and more.

Let's take a closer look at these factors to get a better idea of what RHIT offers and if the school might be a good fit for you.

RHIT Acceptance Rate 2022

RHIT is moderately difficult to get into. The acceptance rate at RHIT is 77%. Out of 4,376 applications received in 2022, 3,353 students were offered admission.

Retention and Graduation Rates at RHIT

Retention refers to the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. It is a way to measure how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.

Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at RHIT, around 90% come back their sophomore year. 83% of RHIT undergrads graduate within six years. Compare this to the average six-year graduation rate for colleges and universities in the U.S., which is around 61% for public schools and 67% for private.

Job Outlook RHIT Graduates

Job placement stats are a good resource for understanding the value of a degree from RHIT by providing a look on how job placement has gone for other grads. 97% of graduates from RHIT recieve at least one full-time job offer within six months of graduating.

The average starting salary for recent RHIT grads is $76,253 a year. Average starting salaries vary by discipline, but the average starting salary for all 2021 graduates was around $60,000 a year.

RHIT's Endowment

An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students.

RHIT's endowment was valued at $226.7 million in 2022, compared to a national average of $905 million. For each full-time student, RHIT spends about $16,993 a year.

Tuition and Financial Aid at RHIT

Tuition cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need.

RHIT meets 69% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend RHIT full-time are awarded $37,041 a year in financial aid, on average.

The average student debt for graduates in the class of 2022 was around $47,563 per student, not including those with no debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

The 2023-2024 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2022

Some financial aid is available on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA asap. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! No one should ever pay to fill out the FREE Application for Federal Student Aid, (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at RHIT.

Based on this information, does RHIT seem like a good fit? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may be a terrible fit for someone else! So ask yourself: Is RHIT a good school for you?

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Where is Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Located?

RHIT is located in the suburban setting of Terre Haute, Indiana, less than an hour from Indianapolis.

If you would like to see RHIT for yourself, be sure to plan a visit! The best way to reach campus is to take Interstate 70 to Terre Haute, or book a flight to the nearest airport, Indianapolis International.

You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what RHIT and Terre Haute are like without leaving home.

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College Info

5500 Wabash Avenue Terre Haute, IN 47803-3999

Campus Setting: Suburban

RHIT Application Deadline

First-Year Applications are Due

Mar 1

Transfer Applications are Due

Continuous processing

The deadline for Fall first-year applications to RHIT is Mar 1.

The deadline for Fall transfer applications to RHIT is Continuous processing.

Check the school website for more information about deadlines for specific programs or special admissions programs



ACT Range

27 - 33

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Composite SAT Range

1270 - 1440


Math SAT Range

650 - 760


Reading SAT Range

610 - 700

RHIT Tuition & Fees

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Student Life

Wondering what life at RHIT is like? There are approximately 1,990 students enrolled at RHIT, including 1,972 undergraduate students and 18 graduate students. 99% percent of students attend school full-time, 34% percent are from IN and 66% percent of students are from other states.


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