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Rose-Hulman Touted as One of America’s Top Engineering Colleges

July 27, 2011

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology has again been included in the Fiske Guide to Colleges and has been singled out as one of America's top technical institutes for engineering education.  The guide asserts that only Caltech, Clarkson and Harvey Mudd schools are comparable to Rose-Hulman's academic intimacy and technical environment.

     Fiske Guide 2011
      

"Rose-Hulman offers the rare combination of technical education and personal attention," the guide states.

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

"Rose offers an outstanding technical background and bright prospects for future employment," the guide boasts.

In fact, 95 percent of Rose-Hulman's Class of 2011 already has found post-graduate destinations after gaining full-time employment positions, planning to attend graduate school or earning military commissions at the time of graduation.

Prospects are more than just numbers.  The guide comments that it's the type of student that makes the difference at Rose-Hulman.

"Students are smart, motivated and highly competitive, and love using their computers for work and play," the guide states.

The guide also takes into consideration social life and the nature of students when comparing schools.  It states: "If you're envisioning Rose-Hulman students as pasty-faced lab dwellers, you're sorely misinformed.  Sixty-two percent of students participate in intramurals."

Rose-Hulman's many positive factors translate into a quality education.  As the guide boasts, "Students committed to careers in engineering or the sciences will find a topflight education at this Midwestern technical school."

The Fiske Guide to Colleges was started in 1980 by Edward Fiske, former education editor of The New York Times.  He also authors the Fiske Guide to Getting Into the Right College, the Fiske Countdown to College, and the Fiske Real College Essays That Work.