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Application Requirements

Whether you’re in high school, college or an international student, here are some key facts about applying to Rose‑Hulman.

Our students are typically at the top of their high school graduating classes with scores in the 95th percentile on the SAT or ACT – plus they have taken a lot of high school science, math and English. We expect all incoming freshmen to meet the following high school course requirements:

4 years English

4 years Mathematics

2 years Social Sciences

1 year Biology

1 year Chemistry

1 year Physics

Minimum test scores from either the SAT of 500 EBRW & 550 Math or ACT 21 English & 24 Math. Consideration is also given to your class rank, grades and the strength of your curriculum.

We also take into account your involvement in student activities, such as student clubs, student government and music. We have an active fraternity/sorority system, more than 90 clubs and student organizations and NCAA Division III athletic teams. 

Applying as a freshman

Learn about the documents, test scores, and other things you'll need to apply as an incoming freshman.

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Applying as an international student

Learn more about special requirements and documentation for international students.
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Applying as a transfer student

Ready to make a change? Learn more about requirements for transfer students applying to Rose-Hulman.
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Life at Rose-Hulman

Yes, life as a student at Rose-Hulman certainly includes hours of stimulating learning, hands-on experience and intense studying. But here's the thing - there's still plenty of time for building new friendships, getting involved in organizations and clubs and having fun.

Lisa Norton

Lisa Norton

Lisa Norton has served as Dean of Admissions since 2013. She is a recipient of the President’s Outstanding Service Award and has been an officer for the Indiana Association of College Admissions Counseling, including serving as its president.