Admission Requirements

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

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. Additionally, we will be reviewing your letter(s) of recommendation and submitted essay. We have an active fraternity/sorority system, more than 90 clubs and student organizations and NCAA Division III athletic teams.

Important Update About Standardized Test Scores for Admissions

Because of health concerns associated with the COVID-19 pandemic, Rose-Hulman has implemented – at the recommendation of the Admissions and Standing Committee and with the endorsement of the Faculty Affairs Committee – an exception to our application for admission requirement of a standardized test score from either the ACT or SAT.

Rose-Hulman adheres to a holistic admission process and standardized test scores are reviewed together with other significant attributes including rigor of high school curriculum, subject mastery, intellectual competency, and personal character.

If a student is unable to participate in standardized testing, she or he will not be disadvantaged in consideration for admission to Rose-Hulman.


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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Okay, maybe it's not really a watersports paradise.

So yeah, we might not be able to water ski here, but we aren't bored. There's a ton of stuff going on all the time. From 90+ clubs (Robotics club, anyone? How about paintball? Or swing dancing?), to athletics and intramurals, performing arts, residence life and cool events hosted by the student activities office. 
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.

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Contact Us

Office of Admissions
Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
5500 Wabash Avenue
Terre Haute, Indiana 47803
Phone: 800-248-7448

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