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| Alright my experience at Rose was probably a bit different than most. I've heard many complaints about the lack of social life in Terre Haute, which ultimately I think is going to be true to some extent of any scholastic culture like law, medicine, and engineering which just plain takes up a lot of time. I remember weekends going from 2 double headers on the weekend playing baseball and realizing that I had 5 hours of a lab to finish or preparing for an exam. Plain and simple, it was VERY hard, especially that initial adjustment for those who are good students in high school, who work reasonably hard, but haven't really turned on the afterburners yet.|
Anyways, yes, Terre Haute leaves much to be desired. It's kind of a backwards town especially if you're from a larger city like Indy or Chicago. For many of the smalltowners at RHIT, Terre Haute was probably an upgrade, though.
I would complain a bit about the lack of diversity at Rose, but I would never advocate making diversity a priority in terms of the student body. It's more important to have exceptionally gifted students first.
I am about 3 years out of school now and after having worked with engineers at many other schools I do believe the experience there was very beneficial and there's good reason Rose engineers have great reputation in industry.Engineering is a great background for entry into a great deal of fields including law, business, management, medicine, etc. Rose-Hulman is a great cornerstone and starting place for these careers. After getting my EE there I am considering business school and law school and managing 7 people in a design team only 3 years out of school! Never could have done it without my background at RHIT. I find myself wishing I was able to work with other people from there in industry now, as I believe some of the things that people don't mention are the intimacy of smaller classes and design focus really trains us to be kinder, better communicators, and better public speakers.
|May 08 2008|| 4th Year Male --
Class 2005 |