“The kids who attend Rose-Hulman are smart and dedicated. “Everyone definitely marches to the beat of his own drum,” students assure us. Personality types run the gamut from “geniuses, average students, student-athletes, out-spoken, quiet, etc.” The population “is mostly boys, although the females are catching up,” albeit slowly. About half of the incoming freshman class played varsity sports in high school, which is about as many had been involved in the performing arts.
Students do a lot of homework and study a lot,” but they do occasionally find time to close the books and relax. “It’s all work and little play Sunday through Thursday,” but come Friday “we play hard.’” Students inform us “there’s always something to do on campus, whether it’s attending a concert or going to a dance or just watching a movie with friends.” Greek life is big, “but it’s not your typical Animal House,” and both intramural and Division III intercollegiate athletics have their supporters. There are also “tons of different groups to get involved in” on campus.