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Tuition & Fees

$43,901

$43,901

not including room and board

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Extremely Selective

15%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,865
Declined + 15,086
Total Received 17,951
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undergraduateRatios

53%

47%

male

female

1  :  6

teacher

students

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Psychology
  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 6,719
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)

3,910

undergraduate students

2,809

graduate students

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
69%
600-699
24%
500-599
5%
400-499
2%
700-800
79%
600-699
16%
500-599
4%
400-499
1%
700-800
66%
600-699
27%
500-599
5%
400-499
2%
30-36
90%
24-29
7%
18-23
3%
30-36
85%
24-29
14%
18-23
1%
30-36
90%
24-29
9%
18-23
1%
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285-acre, urban campus in Houston (population: 2,195,194). 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
89%
Top 1/4
96%
Top 1/2
100%
Bottom 1/2
0%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
69%
600-699
24%
500-599
5%
400-499
2%
700-800
79%
600-699
16%
500-599
4%
400-499
1%
700-800
66%
600-699
27%
500-599
5%
400-499
2%
30-36
90%
24-29
7%
18-23
3%
30-36
85%
24-29
14%
18-23
1%
30-36
90%
24-29
9%
18-23
1%

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

Extremely Selective

15%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,865
Declined + 15,086
Total Received 17,951

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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Admissions Contact

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

Cost

Tuition $43,220
Room & board $13,750
Additional fees $681
Books & supplies $800
Total $58,451
Average Financial Aid - $40,421
Total with Avg. Aid $18,030

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$40,421

Average financial aid

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Scholarships & Grants

Need-based

Federal $2,570,450
State $1,861,056
Institutional $47,520,671
Other external
Total $51,952,177

Non-need-based

Federal $507,036
State $0
Institutional $7,610,928
Other external $3,226,895
Total $11,344,859

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 (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

58%

3,910
students

Female
47%
1,848

Male
53%
2,062

Graduate

42%

2,809
students

Female
36%
1,012

Male
64%
1,797

undergraduateFull-time

98%

3,863
students

Female
48%
1,828

Male
52%
2,035

undergraduatePart-time

2%

47
students

Female
43%
20

Male
57%
27

Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
6%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
24%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
14%
Hispanic/Latino
37%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
1%
Race and/or ethnicity unknown
4%
Two or more races, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, non-Hispanic/Latino

Transfer Admissions

14%

Transfer applicants accepted

51%

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 46
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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