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Rose-Hulman Gets High Marks for Faculty Accessibility, Administration in Princeton Review’s “Best Colleges” Survey

August 6, 2013

Best Colleges 2013

Ready To Help: Students recognize the willingness of Rose-Hulman faculty members to offer assistance at any time of the day – part of the institute’s special values. (Photo by Shawn Spence)

Rose-Hulman has received top marks for faculty accessibility, administration operations, and academic rigor from students rating their collegiate experiences for The Princeton Review’s 2014 "The Best 378 Colleges" book. The institute was profiled among America’s best colleges for the sixth consecutive year.

There are 60 specialty categories. Rose-Hulman was ranked in the top 20 in the following:

  • Most Accessible Professors – No. 7
  • Best-Run Colleges – No. 16
  • Students Study the Most – No. 18

The Princeton Review notes that Rose-Hulman has “professors who are always available outside of class.” One student explained in the survey: “Our professors are personal and focus on undergraduate education. They will know your name and ask if you are okay if you miss a class or two.”

Overall, according to The Princeton Review, Rose-Hulman has “a combination of strong academics and personal attention, small class sizes, and a family atmosphere that’s a rarity” among colleges specializing in science, engineering, and mathematics.

The Princeton Review featured six Rose-Hulman professors in its 2012 Best Professors book.

And, finally, the publication notes that Rose-Hulman has a “great alumni base” and students benefit from a nearly 99 percent career placement rate.

Rose-Hulman students joined 126,000 colleagues throughout the country (average 333 per campus) in rating their college’s academics, administration, and student body. The ranking methodology uses a five-point Likert scale to convert qualitative student assessments into quantitative data for school-to-school comparisons.