Rice University Overview

Student population

Address6100 S Main St
Houston, TX
School Websitewww.rice.edu
School TypePrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Size

Large

StatusPrivate not-for-profit
On Campus HousingYes
Level of StudyUndergraduate/Graduate

Rice University is a small private not-for-profit, 4-year college based in Houston, Texas that offers both undergraduate and graduate programs to its students. The highest level of offerings is doctor's degree. In the 2019 academic year, 20,923 students applied to Rice University. Of those students, 2,328 were granted admission into the school.

In the 2019 academic year, the in-state tuition for enrolling in Rice University was $46,600, in addition to fees of $750. This number excludes room and board. The school does provide on-campus housing, which you may want to factor into your cost analysis when planning to attend Rice University.

Rice University has a 95% graduation rate within six years of enrolling.

Rice University Requirements

Academic standards

Moderate

SAT-
ACT-
GPAConsidered but not required
Applicants admitted

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The Rice University acceptance rate is 11%. To put this into perspective, 2,328 of the 20,923 students who applied to Rice University in the 2019 academic year were admitted. It’s clear that enrolling in Rice University is not out of reach. You simply need the right credentials.

Most students who have been accepted into Rice University had an SAT score between the range of 1,450 and 1,560. If you want a good shot of getting in, you'll also want to have strong ACT scores. The ACT range for Rice University was between 33 and 35 in the last academic year.

In addition, applicants are not required to submit their GPA to Rice University as part of their application.

Rice University Cost

In-State resident tuition

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Out of State Tuition

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Cost is a crucial factor to consider when deciding what college to attend. At Rice University, the tuition for in-state residents is $46,600. Combined with fees of $750, room and board costs of $14,000, other expenses of $2,600 and the $1,200 cost of books and supplies.

Out-of-state students can expect to pay more. While the costs for room, board, and other expenses are the same, out-of-state tuition is significantly higher. Out-of-state students must pay $47,350 in tuition.

Students at Rice University are eligible for federal financial aid. The average federal aid awarded to students at Rice University was $5,119 last year, with 16% of students being awarded federal aid.

Rice University Student Life

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Part-Time Undergrad Enrollment
Student-to-Faculty Ratio6:1

Student composition is an important deciding factor for most students applying to Rice University.

Rice University has a good gender split, with 48% of undergraduates being female and 52% of undergraduates being male.

At the school, most students are out-of-state residents; in fact, 48% of all students reside out-of-state. However, 39% of students come from in-state and 13% of students are international. This means you’ll be able to interact with people from all backgrounds.

The student to faculty ratio at Rice University is 6:1. This means that you should have no trouble getting the academic support you need to thrive in your studies.

Rice University Popular Majors and Programs

ENGINEERING
BUSINESS, MANAGEMENT, MARKETING, AND RELATED SUPPORT SERVICES
SOCIAL SCIENCES
COMPUTER AND INFORMATION SCIENCES AND SUPPORT SERVICES
PHYSICAL SCIENCES
VISUAL AND PERFORMING ARTS
MATHEMATICS AND STATISTICS
BIOLOGICAL AND BIOMEDICAL SCIENCES
PARKS, RECREATION, LEISURE, FITNESS, AND KINESIOLOGY
ARCHITECTURE AND RELATED SERVICES

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