Rice University

Houston, TX, USA
4.45 Average Rating

Rice University is a private institution located in Houston, TX. Rated as having “most selective” admissions, this institution also ranks highly on several lists, including #14 in National Universities by U.S. News & World Report and #2 in the South by Forbes. Rice is a need-blind university and meets 100% of demonstrated need for admitted students. Rice is the first university in the nation to dedicate an entire department to space science, and it also helped create the first artificial heart.

Admissions

Key Admissions Stats

Institution Type
Private
  • Not for Profit
  • Coed
Level of Institution 4 Year
Campus Setting City
In State Students
43%
Out of State Students
44%
0
100
11%
Acceptance Rate
Average ACT Composite: 34
0
36
Average SAT Composite: 1482
0
1600

Key Deadlines

Application Type Application Deadline Reply Deadline
Early Decision Acceptance is binding so student must attend college if accepted. November 1, 2018 January 1, 2019
Fall Regular Decision January 1, 2018 May 1, 2018
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Academics

Key Academic Stats

Highest Degree Offered
Doctorate
Total Number of Students
7,022
Total Number of Undergrads
3,970
Academic Calendar

Semester

Non Traditional Learning
  • Online Classes
  • Online Undergrad Degrees
  • Summer Sessions
  • Combined Institution Double Degree Programs
Learning Options
  • ROTC Army
  • ROTC Air Force
  • Study Abroad
  • Honors Program
  • Teacher Certification Offered
0
100
81%
Graduate in 4 Years National: 28%
0
100
91%
Graduate in 6 Years National: 52%
Student:Faculty Ratio
6:1
National: 21:1
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Tuition, Cost & Aid

Key Financial Stats

Average Net Price
$21,024
Tuition
In-State Tuition
$43,220
Out-of-State Tuition
$43,220
0
100
100%
Need Met
Students Receiving Financial Aid
55%
Average Aid Per Year
$44,799
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Campus Life

Key Campus Stats

Gender
Male
Female
50%
50%
Student Organizations
250
Size of Town
City: Large
LGBTQIA Student Resource Groups
yes
On Campus Women's Center
yes
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After Graduation

Post Grad Stats

Top 5 Cities
Houston
San Francisco
Austin
Dallas
New York
Employed
6 mos. after graduation
44%
Average Salary
6 years after graduation
$64,300
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What Students Are Saying

4.45 Average Rating
Rice is outstanding in all areas of college life, from academics, to partying, right down to the weather. I was a little hesitant to leave New York for Texas and pay a little bit more than my other college options, but honestly Rice was worth the other sacrifices. There's always something to be done at Rice, and I have never found myself bored.
Janet from Carmel, NY
Rice University's motto is unconventional wisdom, and the university promotes just that. Rice is a small private school that allows for people to have an opportunity to make a change, and for you to build relationships not only with other students, but with the faculty and staff as well. If you are looking for a place to express yourself and be challenged academically, then you have chosen the right place!
Nkemjika from Pearland, TX

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