Rice University

Houston, TX

Rice University

Houston, TX

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Tuition & Fees

$51,107

not including housing and food

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Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
770
25th
710
75th
800
25th
750
75th
36
25th
34
75th
35
25th
32
75th
36
25th
34
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

6

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,555
Declined 20,900
Total Received 23,455
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Private

4,421

undergraduate students

3,584

graduate students

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Location

School Facts

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

Official website Visit website
Application link Apply online
Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 8,005
Established in 1912
Coeducational Coeducational

Social Networks

285-acre, urban campus in Houston (population: 2,312,717). Served by air and bus. Public transportation serves campus.

  • Campus Setting: Major city

Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX
77251-1892

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
71%
of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
of freshmen that live in campus-owned housing
no
Students are not required to live in school housing
yes
Students may have cars on campus
yes
Alcohol is permitted on campus to students of legal age

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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
87%
Top 1/4
96%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Average freshman score by percentile.

75th
770
25th
710
75th
800
25th
750
75th
36
25th
34
75th
35
25th
32
75th
36
25th
34

Admissions Facts

Application fee $75
Admissions interview (required or recommended) Recommended
Common application accepted Yes
Application deadline (final deadline) January 1
School has early decision program Yes
Early decision program application deadline November 1
SAT/ACT requirements SAT or ACT Required SAT Subject Tests Recommended

Extremely Selective

10%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,555
Declined 20,900
Total Received 23,455

Admissions Factors

Required

Recommendations
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)
Completion of college-preparatory program
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

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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

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 transportation
  • Talking books
  • Tape recorders
  • Tutors

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Financial Facts

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Financial Aid Office


P: 713 348-4958
fina@rice.edu

Varsity Sports

M W
All track combined yes yes
Baseball yes
Basketball yes yes
Football yes
Golf yes
Soccer yes
Swimming yes
Tennis yes yes
Volleyball yes

Club Sports - Men's

badminton, crew, cricket, cycling, fencing, karate, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, sky diving, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Club Sports - Women's

badminton, crew, cricket, cycling, fencing, karate, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, skydiving, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Intramural/Recreational Sports

badminton, basketball, billiards, cross-country, disc golf, flag football, floor hockey, golf, inner-tube water polo, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming, table tennis, tennis, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

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Athletic Facts

Athletic conference memberships
Conference USA (Football I-A)

Majors

Assc. Bach. Mast. Doct.
Accounting. yes
Aerospace, Aeronautical, and Astronautical/Space Engineering, General. yes
Anthropology, General. yes yes yes
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology. yes yes
Architecture. yes yes
Art History, Criticism and Conservation. yes yes yes
Asian Studies/Civilization. yes
Astronomy. yes
Astrophysics. yes
Biochemistry. yes yes yes
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering. yes yes yes
Biological and Physical Sciences. yes yes
Biology/Biological Sciences, General. yes
Brass Instruments. yes yes
Business Administration and Management, General. yes yes yes
Chemical Engineering. yes yes yes
Chemical Physics. yes
Chemistry, General. yes yes yes
Civil Engineering, General. yes yes yes
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology. yes
Cognitive Science, General. yes
Computational and Applied Mathematics. yes yes yes
Computer and Information Sciences, General. yes yes yes
Conducting. yes
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics. yes yes
Economics, General. yes yes yes
Electrical and Electronics Engineering. yes yes yes
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics. yes yes
English Language and Literature, General. yes yes yes
Environmental Science. yes
Environmental Studies. yes
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering. yes yes
European Studies/Civilization. yes
Exercise Science and Kinesiology. yes
French Language and Literature. yes
Geology/Earth Science, General. yes yes yes
German Language and Literature. yes
History, General. yes yes yes
Human Computer Interaction. yes
International Relations and Affairs. yes
Keyboard Instruments. yes yes yes
Latin American Studies. yes
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies. yes
Linguistics. yes yes
Management Sciences and Quantitative Methods, Other. yes
Mathematics, General. yes yes yes
Mechanical Engineering. yes yes yes
Medieval and Renaissance Studies. yes
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other. yes
Music History, Literature, and Theory. yes
Music Theory and Composition. yes yes yes
Music, General. yes
Musicology and Ethnomusicology. yes
Nanotechnology. yes yes yes
Neuroscience. yes
Operations Research. yes
Percussion Instruments. yes yes yes
Philosophy. yes yes yes
Physics, General. yes yes yes
Physics, Other. yes yes
Political Science and Government, General. yes yes yes
Psychology, General. yes yes yes
Public Policy Analysis, General. yes
Religion/Religious Studies. yes yes yes
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other. yes
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education. yes
Secondary Education and Teaching. yes
Sociology, General. yes yes yes
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management. yes
Statistics, General. yes yes yes
Stringed Instruments. yes yes yes
Systems Science and Theory. yes
Visual and Performing Arts, General. yes
Voice and Opera. yes yes yes
Women's Studies. yes
Woodwind Instruments. yes yes yes

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Most Popular Majors

  1. Economics
  2. Psychology
  3. Biochemistry/cell Biology

Programs Offered

  • Accelerated study
  • Double majors
  • Dual degrees
  • Honors program
  • Independent study
  • Internships
  • Pass/fail grading option
  • Phi Beta Kappa
  • Self-designed majors

Pre-professional Programs

  • Other
  • Pre-dentistry
  • Pre-law
  • Pre-medicine

8,005

total students

41%

in-state

59%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

55%

4,421
students

Female
48%
2,139

Male
52%
2,282

45%

3,584
students

Female
37%
1,339

Male
63%
2,245

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

91%

4,019
students

Female
48%
1,948

Male
52%
2,071

9%

402
students

Female
48%
191

Male
52%
211

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Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
Native American or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
26%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
32%
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 Enrollment

164

Transfer applicants enrolled

4%

Students are transfer students

Transfer Requirements

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

Transfer Application Deadline

Fall: March 15

Transfer Credits

Minimum transfers must complete

60

semester hours

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International Students

Number of foreign countries represented by degree-seeking undergraduate non-resident aliens 42
Countries most often represented Canada
China
India
Singapore
South Korea
Turkey
Special services offered for international applicants Special counselors/advisors
Special orientation

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