Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is estimating that it will see more than 600 first-year students this fall. The school says continued strong student recruitment is expected to lead to the second consecutive year of more than 600 incoming students and the third time in the school’s history.
Tom Bear, vice president for enrollment management, says the school experienced a more than 10% increase in applications compared to last year.
“Prospective students and their families continue to appreciate our strong value and quality return on investment in undergraduate engineering, science and mathematics education,” Bear said. “We continue to attract the best of the best from throughout the world, with strong academic backgrounds and interests in becoming future STEM leaders. Our students exhibit growing interests in entrepreneurship, sustainability, robotics, and engineering design – areas that we offer in a quality hands-on educational environment, with world-class faculty and dedicated staff, and state-of-the-art facilities.”
Rose-Hulman says students in the incoming class are coming from 42 states and 18 countries outside the United States. The incoming students also had standardized math and science test scores for college admission that ranked within the top 5% nationally.
Rose-Hulman says first-year students will begin fall classes on September 1.