Tuition & Fees

$47,345

$47,345

not including room and board

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Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
84%
600-699
12%
500-599
4%
700-800
84%
600-699
12%
500-599
4%
700-800
67%
600-699
27%
500-599
4%
400-499
2%
30-36
93%
24-29
6%
18-23
1%
30-36
85%
24-29
14%
18-23
1%
30-36
94%
24-29
5%
18-23
1%
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undergraduateRatios

53%

male

47%

female

1

teacher

6

students

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Extremely Selective

15%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,864
Declined + 15,199
Total Received 18,063
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Private (nonprofit)

4,001

undergraduate students

3,021

graduate students

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Most Popular Majors

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

SAT 6609
ACT 4152

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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.

Public/private Private (nonprofit)
Campus Enrollment 7,022
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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Houston, TX

285-acre, urban campus in Houston (population: 2,303,482). Served by air and bus. Public transportation serves campus.

Rice University
6100 Main Street
Houston, TX 77251-1892

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
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% freshman classHigh School Class Rank

Top 1/10
89%
Top 1/4
97%
Top 1/2
99%
Bottom 1/2
1%
Bottom 1/4
0%

Test Scores

Percent of freshmen in each score range

700-800
84%
600-699
12%
500-599
4%
700-800
84%
600-699
12%
500-599
4%
700-800
67%
600-699
27%
500-599
4%
400-499
2%
30-36
93%
24-29
6%
18-23
1%
30-36
85%
24-29
14%
18-23
1%
30-36
94%
24-29
5%
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 Recommended
SAT or ACT Required

Extremely Selective

15%

acceptance rate

Accepted 2,864
Declined + 15,199
Total Received 18,063

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

Yvonne Romero Da Silva
Vice President for Enrollment
P: 713 348-7423
F: 713 348-5952
admi@rice.edu

Financial Aid

100%

Of students' needs
were fully met

$44,799

Average financial aid

Cost

Tuition $46,600
Room & board $14,000
Additional fees $745
Books & supplies $1,200
Total $62,545
Average Financial Aid - $44,799
Total with Avg. Aid $17,746
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Required Financial Aid Forms

FAFSA

CSS/Financial Aid PROFILE

Noncustodial (Divorced/Separated) Parent's Statement

Business/Farm Supplement

Other

Financial Aid Office

P: 713 348-4958
fina@rice.edu

Financial Aid Officer

Anne Walker
Director of Student Financial Services
anne.walker@rice.edu

Varsity Sports

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

Joe Karlgaard (men's)
Athletic Director
email

Stacy Mosley (women's)
Women's Athletic Director
email

Athletic Facts

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

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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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

7,022

total students

48%

in-state

52%

out-of-state

Undergraduate

Graduate

57%

4,001
students

Female
47%
1,889

Male
53%
2,112

43%

3,021
students

Female
35%
1,057

Male
65%
1,964

undergraduateFull-time

undergraduatePart-time

97%

3,916
students

Female
48%
1,847

Male
52%
2,069

3%

85
students

Female
50%
42

Male
50%
43

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Student Break-down

12%
Nonresident aliens
7%
Black or African American, non-Hispanic/Latino
< 1%
American Indian or Alaska Native, non-Hispanic/Latino
26%
Asian, non-Hispanic/Latino
15%
Hispanic/Latino
34%
White, non-Hispanic/Latino
2%
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

9%

Transfer applicants accepted

55%

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

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

International Student Contact

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

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