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Rose-Hulman Ready to Welcome Record Number of Freshmen Students
June 22, 2012
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is preparing to welcome the
largest freshman class in its history, with 615 students being
attracted to the college's excellent reputation as well as the
expanding career opportunities in engineering, science and
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freshmen are expected to join the student body this fall at
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology. The incoming freshman class
will include a record number of female and international
The size of the incoming freshman class isn't the only
superlative for the group. It also will have the most female
students; most international students, coming from 10 different
countries; and continued high-quality academic credentials.
"The skills Rose-Hulman teaches inside and outside of the
classroom are being recognized as world class, and we are pleased
that so many bright young minds have chosen to pursue their college
education with us," stated James A. Goecker, Vice President for
Enrollment Management. "The increasing number of international
students indicates that being ranked the best in the United States
resonates throughout the world."
For 13 consecutive years, Rose-Hulman has been rated the top
undergraduate engineering college in the nation. The ranking is
based on a national survey of deans and senior faculty conducted by
U.S. News & World Report for its college guidebook.
Rose-Hulman's emphasis on undergraduate education has also been
recently recognized by The Princeton Review, which cited six of the
Institute's professors for this year's Best 300 Professors
Rose-Hulman received a record number of applications for this
year's freshman class, and a record number of campus visits were
made by prospective students and families. Goecker believes there
is growing interest among young people who desire to solve today's
global problems as engineers and scientists.
This year's freshmen will be coming from 38 states, with the
most ever coming from California, New York, Ohio and Illinois. The
median class rank is in the 93rd percentile, nearly 20 percent are
ranked first or second among those high schools that rank classes,
the median SAT math and critical reading score is 1300, and the
median ACT composite is 30.
Rose-Hulman has prepared to handle the large freshman class and
returning students with a new 240-bed, 75,000-square-foot residence
hall, opening in August on the west edge of campus, and five new
state-of-the-art high-tech classrooms in Myers Hall. This will
provide residence life and academic space for students.
The first members of the 2012-13 freshman class will arrive on
campus July 15 when two groups begin the Fast Track Calculus and
Fast Track Physics programs. These are intensive five-week courses
intended for outstanding students to accelerate their careers at
Rose-Hulman by earning 13 to 15 hours of academic credit, and
starting sophomore courses in any major at the beginning of their
first year on campus. Fast Track Physics is a new program.
The remainder of this year's freshmen will arrive on August 24
to begin a new student orientation program. The 2012-13 academic
year starts on August 30.