Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Terre Haute, IN
University Info | School of Engineering Info | Exchange Student Info
The mission of Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is to provide our students with the world's best undergraduate science, engineering, and mathematics education in an environment of individual attention and support.
Rose-Hulman graduates will be inspired and prepared for lives of purpose and success, defining and solving the problems of a complex global society. Rose-Hulman will be a lifelong partner with our graduates and a recognized global leader in science, engineering, and mathematics education.
Terms of Exchange
- Undergraduate students: Accepted
- Graduate students: NOT Accepted
- Computer Science majors: Accepted
Students should have the equivalent of a 3.0 on a 4.0 GPA grade scale. Borderline students may be considered on a case-by-case basis.
English Proficiency Requirements
- Mininum TOEFL iBT score – 88 with a minimum of 20 in each area
- Minimum IELTS score – 6.5 overall with a minimum of 6.0 in each area
- Verification of sufficient proficiency from the institution (contact us for specific details)
Fall, Winter, Spring, or Academic Year
Academic Calendar | Term Dates (including exam period)
Rose-Hulman divides the school year into quarters. Rose-Hulman has 3 quarters per year: fall, winter, spring. Exchange students may begin their stay at Rose-Hulman during fall, winter, or spring quarter.
In general, the quarters follow this calendar:
- Fall: Early-September – Late-November
- Winter: Early-December – Late-February
- Spring: Early-March – Late May
- Biomedical Engineering
- Chemical Engineering
- Civil Engineering
- Computer Engineering
- Computer Science
- Electrical Engineering
- Engineering Physics
- Mechanical Engineering
- Optical Engineering
- Software Engineering
Course Descriptions | Course Timetables (Schedule of Classes):
Classes typically meet for 50 minutes, Monday through Friday. Most classes are worth 4 credit hours, so meet four times during a week.
Workload per Term
Minimum 12 credit hours per quarter per immigration requirements. It is advised not to exceed 18 hours of credit in one quarter.
Additional Application Materials
Students nominated by IIE to Rose-Hulman will be required to fill out Rose-Hulman’s application and submit supplementary materials. Note that the Application for Student Exchange is different than the Rose-Hulman application for degree seeking students.
Recommendation letter from a professor or academic staff: NOT Required
Acceptance packets will be emailed to the student approximately 6 weeks after receiving a complete application, including the DS2019 form for use in obtaining a J-1 visa.
On-campus housing is available for undergraduate exchange students. We strongly recommend that students plan to live on campus to experience both academic and social life at Rose Hulman. Students will need to apply by the deadline to secure a room on campus.
Information about Gender Inclusive Living on Campus.
On-campus accommodation fees will be billed directly to the student’s account
Estimated Cost of Living
A regular double room on campus is approximately $3,674 per quarter.
Exchange students living on campus are automatically enrolled in a meal plan $2,210 per quarter and is billed directly to the student account. This meal plan allows students to eat in the Union Cafe as well as purchase food from other campus options. Students have the option to change their meal plan before classes begin. Those students living in the Apartments and Lakeside Hall will have the option to purchase a reduced dining meal plan that allows for opportunities to prepare meals themselves. A list of all meal plan options is available here.
Most students at Rose-Hulman share rides with each other. SharePoint, an internal communication system through Outlook, is the best way to quickly communicate with fellow students to secure a ride to an off-campus location.
Rose-Hulman campus is not located on the City Bus Route, hoever, taxi, Uber and Lyft are available.
Free bicycle rental service on campus is available through the Sports and Recreation Center. Rental is for a 24-hour period with option to renew daily.
Academic expenses (e.g., books, stationery)
Plan to allocate about $500 for textbooks, paper, binders, pens and pencils, and other stationery supplies per quarter.
Personal expenses will vary depending on your style of living, but Terre Haute is an affordable place overall. Please plan to spend $500 to $800 per quarter.
Other administrative fees
Rose-Hulman does charge student fees per quarter which will be placed on your student account. $16,987 per quarter on tuition is waived. The fees include:
- Student Activity fee: $65
- Health Services fee: $70
- Technology fee: $206
- Laptop fee: $200
- Residence Hall fee: $45
- Mandatory insurance fee: $342
Office Responsible for International Exchange Students
Center for Global Engagement | email@example.com
Terre Haute is a Midwestern city of 60,000 people located in west-central Indiana Terre Haute, IN. Students who come to Rose-Hulman will find that Terre Haute offers many opportunities to meet their needs - shopping centers, public parks and nature trails, cinemas, art and history museums, community cultural events, sporting events, and much more. Major cities such as Indianapolis, Chicago, and St. Louis are available within 1-4 hours from Terre Haute by automobile.