Rice University

Houston, TX

Rice University

Houston, TX

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Tuition & Fees

$49,112

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
82%
600-699
15%
500-599
2%
700-800
90%
600-699
7%
500-599
1%
30-36
92%
24-29
5%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

52%

male

48%

female

6

students

1

faculty

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Extremely Selective

8%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,361
Declined 24,726
Total Received 27,087
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Private

3,989

undergraduate students

3,293

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.

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Public/private Private
Campus enrollment 7,282
Established in 1912
Coeducational Coeducational

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

  • Campus Setting: Major city
  • Metropolitan area: Houston
  • Campus Size: hectares
  • Nearest airport: William P. Hobby

Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX
77251-1892

Campus Life

yes
Housing available
70%
Percent of undergraduates that live in campus-owned housing
yes
Freshman priority housing
yes
Coed housing
yes
Disabled student housing

Top Organizations

  • Drama Club
  • Community service/volunteer program
  • intramural sports
  • College government
  • Marching Owl Band

Top Events

  • Annual Bike Relay Race and Parade
  • Campus-Wide Formals
  • Homecoming
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Campus Facts

  • Student-run campus newspaper
  • Drama/Theater group
  • Student-run radio station
  • Marching band
  • Choral groups

Campus Security

  • 24 hour emergency telephone/alarm devices
  • 24 hour patrol by trained security personnel
  • Late-night transport/escort service
  • Electronically-operated dormitory entrances

% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
93%
Top 1/4
99%
Top 1/2
100%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
82%
600-699
15%
500-599
2%
700-800
90%
600-699
7%
500-599
1%
30-36
92%
24-29
5%
18-23
1%

Admissions Facts

Considers standardized test scores in admission decisions yes
Application fee $75
Application deadline January 1
Has early decision program yes

Extremely Selective

8%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,361
Declined 24,726
Total Received 27,087

Admissions Factors

Very Important

extracurricular activities
character/personal qualities
application essay
academic GPA
class rank
recommendation(s)
rigor of secondary school record
talent/ability
standardized test scores

Considered

alumni/ae relation
level of applicant's interest
first generation
geographical residence
interview
racial/ethnic status
state residency
volunteer work
work experience

Not Considered

religious affiliation/commitment

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International Facts

Accepts International Baccalaureate yes
Offers English as a second language yes

Financial Aid

69%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$5,358

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $48,330
Room & board $14,140
Additional fees $782
Books & supplies $1,200
Other fees $2,600
Total $67,052
Average Financial Aid - $5,358
Total with Avg. Aid $61,694
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Varsity Sports

M W
Baseball
Basketball
Cheerleading
Cross-country running
Football
Golf
Soccer
Swimming and diving
Tennis
Track and field
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 Sports Men

Badminton, Basketball, Cross-country running, Football, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

Intramural Sports Women

Badminton, Basketball, Cross-country running, Golf, Racquetball, Soccer, Softball, Swimming and diving, Table tennis, Tennis, Track and field, Ultimate frisbee, Volleyball, Water polo

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Athletic Conference

NCAA Divison I

Majors

Assc. Bach.
Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
Anthropology
Applied Mathematics, General
Architecture
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
Art/Art Studies, General
Asian Studies/Civilization
Astronomy
Astrophysics
Biochemistry
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
Business Administration and Management, General
Chemical Engineering
Chemistry, General
Civil Engineering, General
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
Computer Engineering, General
Computer and Information Sciences, General
Ecology
Economics, General
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
English Language and Literature, General
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
Evolutionary Biology
Fine/Studio Arts, General
French Language and Literature
Geology/Earth Science, General
Geophysics and Seismology
German Language and Literature
History, General
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Latin American Studies
Latin Language and Literature
Linguistics
Materials Engineering
Materials Science
Mathematics, General
Mechanical Engineering
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
Music History, Literature, and Theory
Music Performance, General
Music Theory and Composition
Music, General
Neuroscience
Philosophy
Physical Chemistry
Physics, General
Political Science and Government, General
Psychology, General
Public Policy Analysis, General
Religion/Religious Studies
Sociology
Spanish Language and Literature
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
Statistics, General
Visual and Performing Arts, Other
Women's Studies
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Programs Offered

  • English as a second language
  • Double major
  • Independent study
  • Accelerated degree
  • Honors college
  • Graduated courses offered to undergraduates
  • Internships
  • Off campus study
  • Summer session for credit
  • Study abroad
  • Army ROTC
  • Navy ROTC
  • Air force ROTC

Other Programs

  • Doctoral degree research/scholarship

7,282

total students

47%

in-state

53%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

55%

3,989
students

Female
48%
1,923

Male
52%
2,066

45%

3,293
students

Female
37%
1,228

Male
63%
2,065

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

98%

3,942
students

Female
49%
1,904

Male
51%
2,038

2%

47
students

Female
41%
19

Male
59%
28

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Student Facts

Freshman retention rate 98%
Student 4 year graduation rate 84%
Student 5 year graduation rate 7%
Student 6 year graduation rate 2%

Student Break-down

11%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
26%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
16%
Hispanic/Latino
31%
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

41

Transfer students enrolled

1%

Transfer students

Transfer Information

Fall transfer enrollment yes
Winter transfer enrollment no
Spring transfer enrollment no
Summer transfer enrollment no
Accepts CLEP subject tests no
Accepts CLEP general tests no
Accepts excelsior college examinations no
Generally accepts credits from other institutions yes
Accepts DSST/DANTES no
Accepts Life Long Learning Credit no
Age limit (number of years) for completed credits/courses to be transferred no
No Age limit for completed credits/courses to be transferred yes

Transfer Application Deadlines

Fall: March 15

Transfer difficulty

Most difficult

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Counseling services

  • Academic
  • Career
  • Minority student
  • Personal
  • Psychological

Remedial services offered

Not reported

Career placement services

  • Alumni Network
  • Career Library
  • Career interest testing
  • Interview workshop
  • Job Fairs
  • Job Interviews
  • Job bank
  • On-campus employer recruitment
  • Resume preparation
  • Resume referral

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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