Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology: Acceptance Rate and Admissions Statistics

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is a private college with an acceptance rate of 68%. Located in Terre Haute, Indiana an hour from Indianapolis, Rose-Hulman is a science, technology, engineering, and mathematics college. Rose-Hulman is one of the few technology schools that focuses almost entirely on undergraduate education.

Considering applying to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology? Here are the admissions statistics you should know, including average SAT/ACT scores and GPAs of admitted students.

Acceptance Rate

During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, Rose-Hulman had an acceptance rate of 68%. This means that for every 100 students who applied, 68 students were admitted, making Rose-Hulman's admissions process competitive.

Admissions Statistics (2017-18)
Number of Applicants 4,471
Percent Admitted 68%
Percent Admitted Who Enrolled (Yield) 16%

SAT Scores and Requirements

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 69% of admitted students submitted SAT scores.

SAT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
ERW 610 700
Math 660 780
ERW=Evidence-Based Reading and Writing

This admissions data tells us that most of Rose-Hulman's admitted students fall within the top 20% nationally on the SAT. For the evidence-based reading and writing section, 50% of students admitted to Rose-Hulman scored between 610 and 700, while 25% scored below 610 and 25% scored above 700. On the math section, 50% of admitted students scored between 660 and 780, while 25% scored below 660 and 25% scored above 780. Applicants with a composite SAT score of 1480 or higher will have particularly competitive chances at Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology.

Requirements

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology does not require the SAT writing section or SAT Subject tests. Note that Rose-Hulman participates in the scorechoice program, which means that the admissions office will consider your highest score from each individual section across all SAT test dates. Note that Rose-Hulman requires minimum SAT scores of 500 on the evidence-based reading and writing section and 550 on the math section.

ACT Scores and Requirements

Rose-Hulman requires that all applicants submit either SAT or ACT scores. During the 2017-18 admissions cycle, 61% of admitted students submitted ACT scores.

ACT Range (Admitted Students)
Section 25th Percentile 75th Percentile
English 26 34
Math 28 34
Composite 28 33

This admissions data tells us that most of Rose-Hulman's admitted students fall within the top 12% nationally on the ACT. The middle 50% of admitted students received a composite ACT score between 28 and 33, while 25% scored above 33 and 25% scored below 28.

Requirements

Rose-Hulman does not require the optional ACT writing section. Note that Rose-Hulman superscores ACT results; your highest subscores from multiple ACT sittings will be considered. Rose-Hulman requires minimum ACT scores of 21 for the English section and 24 for the math section.

GPA

In 2018, the average high school GPA of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology's incoming freshmen class was 3.98, and 80% of incoming students had average GPAs of 3.75 and above. These results suggest that most successful applicants to Rose-Hulman have primarily A grades.

Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph.
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology Applicants' Self-Reported GPA/SAT/ACT Graph. Data courtesy of Cappex.

The admissions data in the graph is self-reported by applicants to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. GPAs are unweighted. Find out how you compare to accepted students, see the real-time graph, and calculate your chances of getting in with a free Cappex account.

Admissions Chances

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology, which accepts over half of applicants, has a competitive admissions pool with above average GPAs and SAT/ACT scores. However, Rose-Hulman has a holistic admissions process involving other factors beyond your grades and test scores. A strong application essay and glowing letters of recommendation can strengthen your application, as can participation in meaningful extracurricular activities and a rigorous course schedule. Students with particularly compelling stories or achievements can still receive serious consideration even if their grades and test scores are outside Rose-Hulman's average range.

In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent students accepted to Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. Nearly all students had high school averages of "B+" or higher. Successful applicants tended to have combined SAT scores of 1200 or higher (ERW+M), and ACT composite scores of 25 or better. Your chances are best of your scores are a bit higher than these lower ranges. Because of Rose-Hulman's engineering focus, applicants tend to have particularly strong scores in math.

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