Record-Setting Fall Freshman Class Expected

Wednesday, August 04, 2021
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Rose-Hulman anticipates a record class for fall 2021, with more than 620 first-year students expected at orientation. Approximately 30% of the projected class is racially or ethnically diverse, with record enrollment of Hispanic and Asian students and the second largest group of female students.

Rose-Hulman is preparing to welcome a record first-year class for fall 2021. The more than 620 first-year students arriving August 27 to begin orientation activities is expected to be over a 15% increase to last year’s class. They will join approximately 1,500 returning students for the start of fall quarter classes September 2.

This year’s incoming class will arrive from 38 states and countries such as China, India and South Korea. Special recruitment and marketing efforts have helped to increase students from Indiana, the Chicagoland area, and California.

“Rose-Hulman is an institution with a growing national and international reputation. That fact continues to be reflected in our new student recruitment efforts,” said Tom Bear, vice president for enrollment management. “More students are being attracted to the distinctive qualities of our hands-on education, within a caring campus community of world-class faculty and dedicated staff, that develops graduates with unique problem-solving abilities.”

Other characteristics of the projected 2021-22 incoming class are:

  • The second largest group of female students (157), representing 24% of the first-year students
  • Record enrollment of Hispanic and Asian students
  • Approximately 30% of the incoming class is racially or ethnically diverse
  • Over 500 high schools are represented in this first-year class from around the nation and the world

Several other items making Rose-Hulman more attractive include:

 

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