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  • Locations: Terre Haute, IN, United States;
  • Program Terms: Fall / Academic Year, Spring
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Click here for a definition of this term Disciplines Available (engineering or related field): Biomedical, Chemical, Civil, Computer, Computer Science, Electrical, Engineering Physics, Mechanical, Optical, Software Click here for a definition of this term Graduate Students Accepted?: No
Program Description:

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology
Terre Haute, IN

University Info   |   School of Engineering Info   |   Exchange Student Info

Fast Facts

  • Rose-Hulman ranked Nation's Top Undergraduate Engineering College for 17th Straight Year in U.S. News and World Report's Annual College Guide.
  • Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology prides itself on the one on one attention our students receive from faculty.
  • Our beautiful Sports and Recreation Center (SRC) is an active oasis where you can burn off some energy rock climbing, swimming, shooting hoops, lifting weights, running on a treadmill or playing racquetball.
  • Perhaps our best known tradition is our annual bonfire the night before the homecoming football game.
  • Rosie the elephant has been our esteemed school mascot for more than 100 years.
  • Promotional Videos: Welcome to Campus   |   "You are Welcome Here" Campaign



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

Study Level

  • Undergraduate students: Accepted
  • Graduate students: NOT Accepted
  • Computer Science majors: Accepted

Eligibility Requirements

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

Study Period

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, and summer sessions 1 and 2. Exchange students may begin their stay at Rose-Hulman during fall, winter, or spring quarter. Summer sessions start should be arranged with special permission from the Office of Global Programs.

In general, the quarters follow this calendar:

  • Fall: Early-September – Late-November
  • Winter: Early-December – Late-February
  • Spring: Early-March – Late May 

Academic Information

Disciplines Available

  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Civil Engineering
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Engineering Physics
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Optical Engineering
  • Software Engineering

Course Contents

Course Descriptions   |   Course Timetables (Schedule of Classes):

Rose-Hulman’s schedule of classes is divided into units referred to as “hours.” Exchange students will hear current RHIT students refer to their classes as occurring during a certain hour. For example, a student may say, “I have class 1st hour, 2nd hour, and 5th hour on Monday.” Classes meet for 50 minutes, Monday through Friday. Wednesday is lab day, and some exchange students may find they do not have any classes on Wednesday if they are not required to participate in a lab.

Time Hour
8:05 - 8:55 1st hour
9:00 - 9:50 2nd hour
9:55 - 10:45 3rd hour
10:50 - 11:40 4th hour
11:45 - 12:35 5th hour
12:40 - 1:30 6th hour
1:35 - 2:25 7th hour
2:30 - 3:20 8th hour
3:25 - 4:15 9th hour
4:20 - 5:10 10th hour

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:

  • Optional for Global E3 Application. Letter of recommendation may be required by host university as part of the host university application process.

Acceptance packets will be mailed to students’ home school advisors approximately 6 weeks after receiving a complete application, including DS2019 form for use in obtaining a J-1 visa.


On-campus housing is available for undergraduate exchange students. Students will need to apply early to secure a room on campus. Students should also note that all rooms are shared with another student of the same sex. On-campus accommodation fees will be billed directly to the student’s account.

Estimated Cost of Living

Estimated Cost of Attendance


Exchange students living on campus are enrolled in the Freshman 18-meal plan. The plan is $1,834 per quarter and is billed directly to the student account. This meal plan allows students to eat in the campus cafeteria as well as purchase food from the Subway sandwich shop, Chauncey's, Moench Cafe and the C Store. Students living in the Apartments and Lakeside will have the option to purchase a reduced dining meal plan that allows for opportunities to prepare meals themselves.

Housing – A regular double room ranges from $2,853-$3,140 per quarter.

Local transportation

Most students at Rose-Hulman share autombiles 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, however, at the west end of the campus, baseball field, you can hail a bus to take you locations throughout the city.

Taxi Service is available to the Rose-Hulman campus.

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 $550 for textbooks, paper, binders, pens and pencils, and other stationery supplies per quarter.

Personal expenses

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. $14,949 per quarter on tuition is waived. The fees include:

  • Activity fee: $60
  • Health Service fee: $70
  • Technology fee: $150
  • Laptop fee: $200
  • RHA fee: $20
  • Mandatory insurance fee: $433


Office Responsible for International Exchange Students

Office of Global Programs   |

City Info

Terre Haute is a Midwestern city of 60,000 people located in west-central Indiana Terre Haute, IN map. Settled along the banks of the Wabash River, Terre Haute offers a vibrant living experience. Four institutions of higher education, are well established in Terre Haute.

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. Also, travel to nearby urban areas such as Indianapolis, Chicago, and St. Louis is available within 1-4 hours from Terre Haute by automobile.

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