Rice University

Houston, TX

Rice University

Houston, TX

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Tuition & Fees

$51,107

not including room and board

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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

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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%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
99%
Percent 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-prepatory program
Secondary School Record

Neither required nor recommended

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

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Financial Aid

64%

Of undergraduate students
receiving financial aid

$43,615

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $50,310
Room $9,900
Board $4,600
Additional fees $797
Books & supplies $1,250
Total $66,857
Average Financial Aid - $43,615
Total with Avg. Aid $23,242
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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
Baseball
Basketball
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming
Tennis
Volleyball

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

90%

4,019
students

Female
49%
1,948

Male
51%
2,071

10%

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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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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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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