Rose-Hulman Recognized as Best Value & Top School for Internships, Science Labs

Monday, August 22, 2022
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The Princeton Review’s latest high national rankings for science lab facilities, career services, residence life, and student counseling services highlight the Institute’s continued investment in campus programs and facilities.

Rose-Hulman has received all-time top rankings for its career services, science lab facilities, faculty accessibility, residence halls, and student support and counseling services – elements making the institute a Best Value College, with a strong return on investment, as selected by The Princeton Review.

The education services company annually surveys students to develop rankings in 50 categories covering areas within academic offerings, cost/financial aid, career placement, graduation rates, and student debt. 

This year, Rose-Hulman earned top-20 rankings and distinctions in the following categories:

These are reasons why Rose-Hulman was once again chosen to be featured in the 2023 edition of The Princeton Review’s “The Best 388 Colleges” book.

Featuring direct quotes from students, Rose-Hulman’s profile begins with the statement: “Rose-Hulman … earns its ‘reputation as an excellent undergraduate engineering school’ with a combination of strong academics and ‘personal attention, small class sizes, and a family atmosphere,’ a rarity among tech schools.” 

Rose-Hulman President Robert A. Coons acknowledged the latest rankings highlight the continued investment in campus programs and facilities.

“We’re especially encouraged to see The Princeton Review give us our highest-ever rankings in the areas of science facilities, career services, student support and counselor services, and residence life,” Coons said. “Last year’s opening of the New Academic Building greatly enhanced our chemistry and biochemistry labs, bringing them up to the high quality of facilities in our other academic departments. Meanwhile, enhancements to our career services, counseling and residence life areas continue to support our institutional goal of providing a student-centric undergraduate education in science, technology, engineering, and mathematics.”

Rose-Hulman is consistently recognized for its return on investment and providing a best value. At least 94% of Rose-Hulman students complete one internship, co-op or research experience during their college careers, with 70% having two experiences. The 10-year placement rate for all graduates is 98% within six months of Commencement.

The Princeton Review Editor-in-Chief Rob Franek states, "Our selection of the colleges in this (“The Best 388 Colleges”) book is based on our opinion of their academic offerings. We recommend each one as an academically outstanding choice for an applicant. Our ranking lists, however, are not based on our opinions of the colleges. They’re entirely based on what the schools’ own students have told us about their experiences at them.”