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Rose-Hulman is named 'Most Tech Savvy'

Tuesday, August 26, 2003

TERRE HAUTE, Ind. -- For the second time in less than a week,

Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology is listed in a new college guide as a school that is earning national attention for the quality of its programs. Rose-Hulman is listed as one of America's 12 "hot colleges" by editors of the 2004 Kaplan/Newsweek "How to Get Into College" guide available on newsstands today (Aug. 25).

Rose-Hulman is described as a "rising star among tech peers like Caltech and MIT," according to an article in this week's Newsweek issue about the new "hot colleges" list.

On Aug. 22, U.S. News & World Report announced that Rose-Hulman had retained its ranking for the fifth consecutive year as the nation's best college that offers the bachelor's or master's as its top degree in engineering. Of the five Rose-Hulman engineering programs ranked by U.S. News, each was ranked No. 1 for the fourth consecutive year.

In the Kaplan/Newsweek list, Rose-Hulman tied with Carnegie

Mellon University in Pittsburgh as this year's most tech-savvy college.

"This year's hottest schools are rising stars that deserve special notice for their choice attributes which include innovative curricula," stated Seppy Basili, Kaplan Vice President and contributing editor to the guide.

The list is based on admissions trends and interviews wit teachers, guidance counselors, admissions officials and students. The 12 colleges on the list were not ranked. They include:

-Rose-Hulman and Carnegie Mellon (tied for "Most Tech-Savvy")

-Grinnell College ("Best All-Around")

-Carleton College ("Most Fun-Loving")

-St. John's College ("Most Old-School")

-Louisana State University (tied for "Most Diverse")

-Occidential College (tied for "Most Diverse")

-Goucher College ("Most Happy")

-Rhodes College ("Most Likely to Succeed")

-Reed College ("Most Quirky")

-Evergreen State College ("Most for Your Money")

-Bentley College (Most Career-Focused")

"We're pleased to learn of yet another study indicating increased national interest in Rose-Hulman," stated Rose-Hulman

President Samuel Hulbert. "We're focused on continuous improvement.

The quality of our educational programs is becoming increasingly viewed as a model for undergraduate engineering, mathematics and science education," Hulbert said.

Each year, Kaplan/Newsweek editors select an entirely new list.

This is the seventh year, the "hot colleges" list has been published, according to Blass. No colleges have been included on the list more than once.

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