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Rose-Hulman Again Featured in Fiske Guide to Colleges

July 15, 2014

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“Rose-Hulman offers the rare combination of technical education and personal attention,” states the latest edition of the Fiske Guide to Colleges. The guide, by former New York Times education editor Edward B. Fiske, provides students, parents, and guidance counselors an independent voice on the “best and most interesting” American colleges.

A two-page profile of Rose-Hulman features background information about the college and comments from current students and recent alumni. The broad range of subjects were considered, including student body, academics, social life, financial aid, campus setting, housing, food, and extracurricular activities.

“(Rose-Hulman) offers an outstanding technical background and bright prospects for future employment. Students are smart, motivated, and highly competitive,” stated the guide’s profile.

A student added, “Our community atmosphere makes us different from anywhere else…Where else do you know the dean of students by his first name? Or talk to your professor while working out?”

The guide features the Rose-Hulman Ventures program, and specifically identifies Rose-Hulman's commitment to innovation, pointing out that it was the first private college to offer an undergraduate degree in chemical engineering and "continues to innovate today."

Fiske started the publication because after 17 years as an education editor he realized that college-bound students and their families needed better information on which to base their educational choices.