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Reviews 315 total reviews with an average rating of 3.8

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5 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: The student body is welcoming and inviting, and making friends is easy, which is useful given I was the only person going to Rose from my high school. The courses are tough, but the professors are friendly and willing to provide one-on-one help constantly. There are many extracurriculars available, and the floors within the dorm rooms become close-knit communities, providing much-needed support. The college is nationally recognized as excellent, making internships easily available, and reduces stress about finding a job after graduation. The material covered in class is engaging and challenging, and achieving academic excellence has an extra level of satisfaction and reward. Overall, the college is fantastic.

5 College Senior

Overall Experience: Rose has a very close family community. The courses are extremely difficult, but every wants to work together, professors included, to see each other succeed.

4 College Sophomore

Overall Experience: While the classes are hard, it has been fun.

4 College Freshman

Administration: I think the campus strictness is just right. They stress no drugs and stealing and other things like that but they don't really get in the way of the whole college experience.

4 College Freshman

Scholarships: The people in the financial aid department are absolute angels! They really work with you, and if you need more money, tell them. They will do anything in their power to help you out and award you more aid if you really need it. The staff is just wonderful and the reason why I even chose Rose. They try to make it as affordable as possible.

2 College Freshman

Campus Food: Honestly, the food isn't up to par with any standards, especially considering how much it costs to go to the school. There aren't a lot of options and choices on campus. I'd rather go out and eat, but that costs so much more.

3 College Freshman

Campus Housing: It's not that great, but it's better than nothing. We get house keeping once a week, and that's actually nicer that I thought. The rooms could be a bit small, but I've actually seen smaller going to other schools. I like the family atmosphere here, we have an 'open door policy' and people trust each other, which I really like,

3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: Hard to get to if you do not have a car, so I am not really familiar with it. Also, I am not vegetarian/ looking for organic food, or late night options, so i am not sure how that all goes.

5 College Freshman

Administration: Strictness falls in line where I think it needs to. Drinking is pretty much fine as long as you aren't stupid or public about it, and drinking policies are really only enacted pro-actively by your residence hall assistant if you have previously gotten really sick/ noisy/ have a drinking problem.

Noise violations come down to your local environment. Unless its finals week, you can be as noisy as you want during the day, and only have to be quiet at night so your floor mates don't get bad (its not really taken care of at an administrative level unless you are unfair about it for nights in a row).

Honor is a big deal hear - we want to produce students who can DO THEIR OWN WORK, its why our hiring process is awesome. People respect us for it.

Parking is really enforced during events, otherwise just don't block handicap spots or stay any where that is not parking for more than a few hours. There are not any meters or such on campus, so you do not have to worry about those being enforced because they are nonexistent.

Visitation is a roommate by roommate basis. Again, if you hear your neighbors making weird sounds in the middle of the night, it is your choice to do something about it, not administration's.

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3 College Freshman

Scholarships: I need a lot of help, and my struggle is that my family is already in debt even though they have an income that can "partially pay for college" ... so my parents cannot co-sign for loans, and that is an on going issue. The school itself is really sweet, but it can't change some things. Second year financial aid looks like it will be easier

4 College Freshman

Party Scene: Engineers party hearty, and the pub-safe is really good about keeping us out of crazy shenanigans without "writing us up" persay

4 College Freshman

Campus Food: It is so much easier to go to Aramark (the A-R-A) in the Union than to cook for you self. It is not just the food preparation that takes too much time, but driving into town and trying to cram perishables into your fridge is a real struggle.

The ARA might not be as good as some private schools, but it is well worth it versus the cost of driving into town regulary or living off gas station food (as long as you eat more than 1 meal a day) , and it offers a great variety at the salad bar with reasonable rotating main courses, a daily pizza menu, a grill line for burgers and friends, daily noodles, daily rice, a sandwich bar complete with PANINI PRESS.

It's super awesome, unless you are from some really crazy private high school.

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5 College Freshman

Campus Housing: 1st years have to live in the dorms- - and its awesome. 1st year you share core math classes and such with a lot of your floormates.... I have just walked down the hallway groaning "Calc II... pleeease" - and blam, instant study buddies just materialize.

Since campus is very small, there are not a lot of bad places to be. Demming is old and does not have air conditioning, but it is the closest to everything, in between the mess hall and academic buildings. It's rooms also have more character and it's all male.

The triplets( Blumberg, Sharpenberg, and Mees) are the closest to the SRC (the awesome work out facility) out of all the 1st year halls, so definitely something to consider if you like to work out or swim in the winter.

Every hall (and in the larger, upper classmen residence halls, every floor) has a lounge area. The first year halls have public kitchens -- in the other halls it varies, dependent on whether or not you have your own suite kitchen.

Men and women are housed near each other, only really separated in Deming (which probably is just tradition and semi-necessary due to the gender ratio), which encourages students to bridge the gender gap that might exist at an engineering college.

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4 College Freshman

Athletics: Varsity sports may not be the core part of RHIT, but people here still love to participate in intramurals.

The Rec. Center is very modern and accommodates for many activities.

(The Indiana Colts used to train here during the summer)

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3 College Freshman

Campus Food: Nothing to rave about, but it's not bad.

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5 College Freshman

Administration: This campus is very safe, and everyone respects the guidelines that are set up. Our honor code is what makes this place feel like home.

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5 College Freshman

Academics: Rose shocked me when I started taking classes here, all the professors truly love what they do, and they are happy to help out when you are struggling. That being said: Just like any top-tier school, nothing here will be spoon-fed, and you still will have to work hard to do well.

As a Computer science major, the small class sizes really help out because any issue on a topic/code can be addressed immediately during class time, as opposed to waiting for office hours. While Rose's #1 ranking technically doesn't include CS (US news doesn't rank undergrad CS w/o a doctorate) I have no doubt that the quality and focus of the program is very hard to match anywhere else.

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5 College Freshman

Health & Safety: Never heard of an issue so far.

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4 College Freshman

Campus Housing: I love the housing here! There are only two dorms that have no A/C, and those are the freshman dorms. If you're a girl, you're guaranteed an A/C dorm. Rooms are spacious and room service is given to everyone.

RHIT is one of the few places where there are two Sophomore Advisers that work with the RA's to help out the freshman, and the open door policy really helps build a community.

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4 College Freshman

Off-Campus Dining: For a town this size, there are are plenty of food choices to pick from. At the start of the year you are given a discount card with all of the restaurants that give discounts/deals to RHIT students. Many places stay open late.

4 College Freshman

Local Area: People may complain that Terre Haute is a sleepy town, but there are plenty of things to do around town, you just have to know where to look.

5 College Junior

Campus Housing: Housekeepers. They're the best and keep the dorms running smoothly with notes every week they clean and finals week snacks and surprises.

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4 College Junior

Scholarships: Do well in high school and the financial aid will follow, also apply for scholarships online like I am right now.

5 College Junior

Majors: When I applied it was free application, and I think it still is. It's very similar to most colleges except for the requirements and scores required to get in.

5 College Junior

Majors: It's the worst and the best. I love it but I hate it. It's a love-hate relationship because of the material being very difficult but the professors get us through it.

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