School Spotlight: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

There are over 4,000 colleges and universities in the U.S. And while the media tends to focus on just a handful of schools, we at College Coach encourage students to think outside the box during their college selection process and explore a wide range of colleges. As such, we are highlighting a new college each week in our School Spotlight series. Check out the college below, along with the other posts in our series, and you may just stumble upon your dream school!

School Spotlight: Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Terre Haute, IN

Imagine a hands-on, friendly, and innovative engineering school that’s completely dedicated to the undergraduate experience. With a student body totaling more than 2,000 (of which only 70 are grad students), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is a private, suburban college located approximately one hour west of Indianapolis that’s renowned for its strength in the STEM fields. Students can choose to study any of the school’s 23 high-tech majors, including unique options such as biomathematics, international computer science, and optical engineering. Although science, math, and engineering are undoubtedly Rose-Hulman’s strong suits, students have the luxury of being able to minor in areas as diverse as art, entrepreneurship, music, and psychology. Outside of the classroom, Rose-Hulman students can take advantage of DIII athletics, community service opportunities, Greek life, as well as a wide range of performing arts clubs. Current high school juniors who are curious about their future in the STEM field may want to check out the Rose-Hulman’s two-week summer program, “Operation Catapult.” Together with other highly motivated high schoolers, students will collaborate on engineering-themed projects while earning two elective credits should they choose to matriculate at Rose-Hulman. Fun fact: Approximately 98 percent of students are employed by graduation, with an average starting salary of approximately $73,084.

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Written by Elyse Krantz
Elyse Krantz is a member of College Coach’s team of college admissions consultants. Elyse received her BA in linguistics from Dartmouth College and her MA from Teachers College, Columbia University. Prior to joining College Coach, Elyse worked as an admissions officer at Barnard College and Bennington College. Visit our website to learn more about Elyse Krantz.