Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology opens with second consecutive freshman class of more than 600 students

The new Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology academic building featuring new design spaces, chemistry and biochemistry labs, classrooms, a food sciences lab, and collaborative workspaces.

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Members of the Class of 2026 are academically and geographically strong, hailing from 40 states and 18 countries, as well as being racially diverse.

We welcome a strong and diverse incoming class of students with a variety of interests, and we look forward to seeing all that they will accomplish in the coming years as students and ultimately as alumni.”

— Robert A. Coons, President, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology

TERRE HAUTE, INDIANA, UNITED STATES, Sept. 5, 2022 / — Second consecutive strong class of freshmen has Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology starting the 2022-23 academic year with more than 2,150 students , a near-record for the nationally ranked science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM) undergraduate college. Classes began for the fall quarter on Thursday, September 1.

The Class of 2026 has 602 students. Highlights of this incoming class include:
• They come from 40 states and 18 countries outside the United States – a record.
• Nearly 85% reported test scores, twice the national average reported by Common App.
• Their standardized math and science test scores ranked in the top 5% nationally. The average high school GPA stood at 4.06.
• 21% of this class are women, which represents the sixth highest number in the Institute’s history.
• 26% are racially diverse.
• 18% are first generation attendees and/or Pell Grant recipients.

Rose-Hulman President Robert A. Coons stated, “We welcome a strong and diverse new class of students with a variety of interests, and we look forward to seeing all they will accomplish in the coming years as students and ultimately instance, as alumni”.

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Coons highlighted gains in freshman enrollment from a record 40 states and 18 countries, including China, India, South Korea, Japan, Brazil and Italy. Meanwhile, a record 13 states have sent at least 10 freshmen, 35 from California, 21 from Texas, 18 from Virginia, and 13 from Florida and Pennsylvania. A total of 48% of the incoming class came from outside of Indiana or a bordering state.

“Through our strengthened enrollment management and marketing efforts, Rose-Hulman is becoming recognized around the world as a leader in undergraduate STEM education, with high value and return on investment,” said the president. “More and more of the country’s top students interested in STEM are interested in the personalized, hands-on education, with quality faculty and staff, and state-of-the-art facilities, which are the hallmarks of a Rose-Hulman education” .

Finally, Coons noted that the future looks even brighter as a record number of high school students participated in Rose-Hulman’s summer STEM awareness programs, introducing future generations to the Institute and a wide range of STEM opportunities.

Applications are now being accepted for Fall 2023 admission at The early admission deadline is November 1, 2022. Learn more about Rose-Hulman’s summer programs at (2023 camp information will be online in early 2020). this winter).

About the Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Founded in 1874, Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is dedicated to preparing its students with the world’s best undergraduate science, engineering, and mathematics education in an environment filled with innovation, intellectual rigor, and individualized attention. The institute is consistently recognized nationally as an elite STEM school for distinctions including teaching excellence, return on investment, added value, and professional services. Professional placement is close to 100 percent year over year. Located in Terre Haute, Indiana, Rose-Hulman has an enrollment of more than 2,000 students. Learn more at

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