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Tuition

$41,366

$41,366

not including room and board

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Extremely Selective

16%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,581
Declined + 12,834
Total Received 15,415
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undergraduateRatios

51%

49%

male

female

1  :  6

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Psychology
  2. Economics
  3. Biochemistry/Cell Biology
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School Facts

Rice University, founded in 1912, is a private, comprehensive research university. Its 300-acre campus is located three miles from downtown Houston.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 6,628
Established in 1912
Coeducational Coeducational College, Founded Coeducational College
Accredited by •  ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.)
•  SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools)

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Codes

SAT 6609
ACT 4152

Social Networks

Private (nonprofit)

3,965

undergraduate students

2,663

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
64%
600-699
30%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
700-800
75%
600-699
21%
500-599
3%
400-499
1%
700-800
63%
600-699
30%
500-599
6%
400-499
1%
30-36
82%
24-29
16%
18-23
2%
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Houston, TX

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Houston, TX

285-acre, urban campus in Houston (population: 2,161,000). Served by air and bus. Public transportation serves campus.

Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77251-1892

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Campus Life

yes
Housing available
72%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
87%
Top 1/4
97%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

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Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
64%
600-699
30%
500-599
5%
400-499
1%
700-800
75%
600-699
21%
500-599
3%
400-499
1%
700-800
63%
600-699
30%
500-599
6%
400-499
1%
30-36
82%
24-29
16%
18-23
2%

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Common application accepted yes
Application deadline January 1
School has early decision program yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
School has early action program no
Admissions interview
(required or recommended)
Recommended
SAT/ACT requirements SAT Subject Tests Required of some
SAT or ACT Required

Admissions Factors

Very Important

Character/ personal qualities
Class rank
Essay
Extracurricular activities
Particular talent/ability
Recommendations
Secondary school record
Standardized test scores

Considered

Alumni/ae relationship
Geographical residence
Interview
Minority affiliation
State residency
Volunteer Work
Work Experience

Not Considered

Religious affiliation/commitment

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Extremely Selective

16%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,581
Declined + 12,834
Total Received 15,415

Admissions Contact

Dan Warner
Director of Admissions
P: 713 348-7423
F: 713 348-5952
admi@rice.edu

Cost

Tuition $39,880
Room $9,100
Board $4,300
Additional fees $686
Books & supplies $800
Total $54,766
Average Financial Aid - $36,556
Total with Avg. Aid $18,210

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$36,556

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,965,297
State $2,382,095
Institutional $49,435,095
Other external
Total $54,782,487

Non-need-based

Federal
State $8,665
Institutional $9,159,414
Other external $2,952,257
Total $12,120,336

Varsity Sports

M W
baseball
basketball
cross-country
football
golf
soccer
swimming
tennis
track and field (indoor)
track and field (outdoor)
volleyball

Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Conference USA (Division I, Football I-A)
Mascot
Owl
School colors
blue and gray
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Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Analytical/Computational Environmental Science
Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
Anthropology
Applied Physics
Applied/Computational Mathematics
Architectural Studies
Architecture
Art/Art History
Asian Studies
Biochemistry/Cell Biology
Bioengineering
Biology
Business Administration/Management
Chemical Engineering
Chemical Physics
Chemistry
Civil Engineering
Classical Studies
Cognitive Sciences
Computational/Applied Mathematics
Computer Engineering
Computer Science
Earth Science
Ecology/Evolutionary Biology
Economics
Education
Electrical Engineering
Electrical/Computer Engineering
English
Environmental Engineering
Environmental Science/Engineering
Environmental Sciences
Environmental Sciences/Engineering
French Studies
German
Hispanic Studies
Hispanic/Classical Studies
History
Kinesiology
Liberal Studies
Linguistics
Managerial Studies
Materials Science
Mathematical Economic Analysis
Mathematics
Mechanical Engineering
Mechanical Engineering/Materials Science
Medieval Studies
Music
Music Composition
Music History
Music Performance
Music Theory
Nanoscale Physics
Philosophy
Physics
Policy Studies
Political Science
Psychology
Religious Studies
Slavic Studies
Sociology
Space Physics/Astronomy
Statistics
Study of Women/Gender
Subsurface Geoscience
Visual Art
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Undergraduate

60%

3,965
students

Female
49%
1,924

Male
51%
2,041

Graduate

40%

2,663
students

Female
36%
961

Male
64%
1,702

undergraduateFull-time

98%

3,904
students

Female
49%
1,909

Male
51%
1,995

undergraduatePart-time

2%

61
students

Female
25%
15

Male
75%
46

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
21%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
39%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
5%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

17%

Transfer applicants accepted

58%

Applicants accepted who enroll

Transfer Requirements

Minimum requirements College GPA: 3.20
High school transcript Required of All
College transcript(s) Required of All
Statement of good standing from prior institution(s) Required of All
Interview Not Required/Recommended
Standardized test scores Required of All
Essay or personal statement Required of All

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not Reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni network
  • Career/job search classes
  • Interest inventory
  • Internships
  • Interview training
  • On-campus job interviews
  • Other
  • Resume assistance
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Percent of the campus accessible to physically disabled students

90%

Additional services

  • Health insurance
  • Health service
  • Nonremedial tutoring
  • Placement service
  • Women's Center

Special programs for physically disabled students

  • Adaptive equipment
  • Braille services
  • Interpreters for hearing-impaired
  • Note-taking services
  • Other
  • Reader services
  • Special housing
  • Special transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 50
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Singapore
South Korea
Turkey
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

International Student Contact

Adria Baker
Office of International Students & Scholars
713 348-6095

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