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About RHIT

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is a private, nonprofit school that was founded in 1874. It is moderately difficult to get into RHIT. The institution enrolls around 1,990 students a year, including 1,972 undergrads.

RHIT offers early action and does not offer early decision.

RHIT Acceptance Rate 2021

In 2021, RHIT accepted 77% of applicants. RHIT admits 78% of students that apply early action. In 2021, 3,353 out of 4,376 total applicants were accepted.

RHIT Application Deadlines

Early Admissions at RHIT

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology does not offer early decision. RHIT offers early action.

Mark Your Calendar! The EA deadline is on November 1, 2021, which is coming up soon!

2021 Admissions Facts
Academic Calendar Quarter
Overall Acceptance Rate 77%
Early Action Acceptance Rate 78%
Average GPA 4.0
Mean ACT score 30
Mean SAT score 1352
Tuition $49,479

Visit the Admissions tab above to for more on how to apply to RHIT.

Financial Aid at RHIT

RHIT meets 65.9% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. The average financial aid package for a full-time, first-year student is around $39,903 a year.

The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021

Some financial aid is awarded ona first-come, first-serve basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can.. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so be very wary of anyone asking you for money.

Does RHIT Have Dorms?

RHIT offers housing for up to 1,275 students.

The majority of RHIT students live on campus.

The most popular organizations for RHIT students to join are Residence Hall Association, Student Government and Rose Innovative Student Entrepreneurs. Homecoming, Fall Career Fair, and and Student Activities Fair are the best-attended events on campus.

Click the Student Life tab above to learn more about the student body and campus life at RHIT.

What GPA Do I Need For Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology?

RHIT is considered moderately difficult to get into, but how hard a school is to get into depends on a lot, including your GPA, test scores, activities , recommendations and essays. The average high school GPA for a student at RHIT is 4.0 out of 4.0. The mean SAT scores for students who get into RHIT is 1352. The mean ACT scores is 30.

Does RHIT Require the ACT or SAT?

RHIT is test optional. Test optional schools allow students to choose if they want to submit ACT or SAT scores with their applications or not.

Out of all applicants, 65.9% submitted the SAT. 55.7% submitted the ACT.

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RHIT Waitlist

In 2021, 119 applicants were waitlisted and 14 students were ultimately offered a spot off the waitlist.

Is RHIT a Good School?

There is no one way to define a "good" college or university. Acceptance rate and average GPA are good indicators of how competitive an institution is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience.

Retention, graduation rates, and job placement statistics can help you understand how satisfied students are with their school experience, and how effectively an institution prepares students for careers.

Retention and Graduation Rates at RHIT

About 90% of students who start at RHIT return the next year. Out of the 582 students who started at RHIT as first-time freshman, 425 graduate within four years.

Around 83% of students who started at RHIT earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.

Job Outcomes and Debt for RHIT Grads

Job placement and student debt statistics for recent graduates can give you a sense of the return on investment a school offers. Within six months of graduating, 97 percent of graduates receive at least one full-time job offer.

Recent grads have an average starting salary of $76,253 a year. Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $49,699 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.

Based on this information, how does RHIT sound? 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?

How Big is the Endowment for RHIT?

RHIT's endowment was valued at $226,747,983 in 2021. For each full-time student, RHIT spends about $16,993.

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Where is RHIT?

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

If you want to see RHIT for yourself, 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


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ACT Range

27 - 33

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ACT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median ACT score of an admitted student to RHIT is 30. Students with an ACT score of 33 and above have a good chance of getting into RHIT. Students with an ACT score that falls between 27 and 33 have an average chance of getting admitted, and students with an ACT score of 27 or below have a low chance of being offered admission.



Composite SAT Range

1270 - 1440


Math SAT Range

650 - 760


Reading SAT Range

610 - 700

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SAT Scores Needed to Get Accepted

The median SAT score for RHIT students is 1352. Applicants with SAT scores of 1440 and above have a good chance of being admitted to RHIT, while applicants with SAT scores between 1270 to 1440 have an average chance of admittance, and prospective students with an SAT score below 1270 have a low chance of being offered a spot at RHIT.

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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