Rose-Hulman Touts its Largest First Year Class
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is a NCAA Div. III school. (photo courtesy: RHIT/Bryan Cantwell)
(photo courtesy: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology/Bryan Cantwell)
Aerial view of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology campus in Terre Haute. (photo courtesy: RHIT/Bryan Cantwell)
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology says a record freshman class arrived Friday to begin orientation activities. The STEM-focused school says more than 620 first year students are enrolled this fall, a 15% increase over last year’s class.
Another 1,500 students are returning to the Terre Haute campus this fall with classes beginning September 2.
“Rose-Hulman is an institution with a growing national and international reputation. That fact continues to be reflected in our new student recruitment efforts,” said Tom Bear, vice president for enrollment management. “More students are being attracted to the distinctive qualities of our hands-on education, within a caring campus community of world-class faculty and dedicated staff, that develops graduates with unique problem-solving abilities.”
This year’s incoming class represents 38 states. It also has students from China, India and South Korea.
Rose-Hulman says the incoming class is the second largest group of female students and represents nearly a quarter of first-year students.