Rose-Hulman Expecting Second Straight Freshman Class of 600+ Students

Tuesday, July 26, 2022
A group of Rose-Hulman students hold up signs welcoming incoming first-year students.

A 10% increase in applications has brought an incoming Class of 2026 of more than 600 first-year students with strong academic backgrounds from 42 states, plus the District of Columbia, and 18 countries outside the United States.

For the second straight year and only third time in history, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is anticipating more than 600 first-year students this fall. This continued strong student recruitment will have more than 2,150 students with high academic credentials attending one of the nation’s leading colleges in undergraduate science, engineering and mathematics. 

Other highlights of the incoming class:

  • Students are coming from 42 states and 18 countries outside the United States – both increases from last year.
  • Nearly 85% of the students reported a test score during the 2021-22 college recruitment period – twice above the national average reported by Common App.
  • The incoming students had standardized math and science test scores for college admission that ranked within the top 5% nationally.
  • Nearly one-third of this class is expected to be racially and ethnically diverse.

Tom Bear, vice president for enrollment management, reports that Rose-Hulman experienced more than a 10% increase in applications when compared to the prior year.

“Prospective students and their families continue to appreciate our strong value and quality return on investment in undergraduate engineering, science and mathematics education,” Bear said. “We continue to attract the best of the best from throughout the world, with strong academic backgrounds and interests in becoming future STEM leaders. Our students exhibit growing interests in entrepreneurship, sustainability, robotics, and engineering design – areas that we offer in a quality hands-on educational environment, with world-class faculty and dedicated staff, and state-of-the-art facilities.”

Rose-Hulman will welcome its first-year students to campus August 26 to begin orientation activities, with fall quarter classes starting September 1.

Applications for Fall 2023 opens August 1, 2022, at