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Discover Terre Haute

There are plenty of cool things to do in Terre Haute and the surrounding area. The Heritage Trail runs right next to campus, and the city offers a great mix of dining, shopping, arts, and an excellent parks system.

A Great Location!

2019精品国产品在线不卡Terre Haute is the perfect setting for a top-notch STEM college. It has plenty of activities and venues for you to enjoy, while being small enough to make getting around town easy.

You can , or any of the nearby parks, including , or . Walk, run, or ride your bike on the , which runs alongside the campus and connects us with downtown Terre Haute and Indiana State University. Test your off-road riding skills at the award-winning Shop at  or any of the many local specialty shops and boutiques. Terre Haute has movie theaters, laser tag, bowling, roller rinks, , , a thriving , great festivals, and other entertainment. You can find an events calendar, restaurants, activities, shopping, and more on the .

Need a caffeine fix or a different place to study? Java Haute and Starbucks coffee shops are just down the road, and they love Rose-Hulman students, faculty and staff.

2019精品国产品在线不卡Founded more than 150 years ago on the , Terre Haute , of which Rose-Hulman has been a large part. Much of the city’s past was influenced by the Hulman family—the eventual owners of the Indianapolis Motor Speedway--who donated the first 123 acres of land at the college's current location in 1917. Further contributions from the Hulman family would lead Rose Polytechnic Institute to change its name to Rose-Hulman in 1971. 

Terre Haute is a city of about 60,000 residents who are friendly and extend Hoosier hospitality to newcomers. (They also take great pride in Rose-Hulman and embrace its students, faculty and staff!) Other institutes of higher education in Terre Haute include Indiana State University, Saint Mary-of-the-Woods College and Ivy Tech Community College.

Road Trip!

Indianapolis is just an hour away by car and once there you'll find a major metropolitan city with professional sports, major cultural programs, great shopping, dining, and lots of .

We're also within two hours of Big Ten schools like Purdue University, Indiana University, and the University of Illinois. And you can reach Chicago, Cincinnati, or St. Louis in just 3-4 hours by car.

How's Life at Rose-Hulman?

It's awesome! We're known for our rigorous academics, but life here isn't all work and no play. Check out a snapshot of what you can expect to find on our campus.

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