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Rice University

6100 S Main, Houston, TX

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Rice University is a nonprofit private institution located in Houston, Texas and provides a large number of program options for students. Over five thousand students enroll at Rice University per year.

A list of some of the more popular programs offered are:

  • Business And Marketing Studies
  • Social Sciences
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Engineering
  • Visual And Performing Arts

To be considered for admissions, you may be required to complete an application, write a personal statement, and submit any transcripts or test scores, which are then studied by admissions staff. Either the SAT or ACT exam can be taken in order to be able to apply to this school. Scores in a range of 30 - 34 on the ACT or 1980 - 2290 on the SAT are needed to greatly increase the chance of getting accepted. Only 19 percent of applicants are admitted to the school due to the large number of applicants for the limited enrollment spots. More information from the admissions office can be found at futureowls.rice.edu.

The cost of tuition is nearly $39,000 for the year. Tuition prices may change for a variety of reasons, and therefore students should use the school's tuition calculator to get a better idea of their personalized cost estimate of attendance. Student housing is available on-campus for students. The annual cost of housing is estimated to be $9,100. Students at Rice University may qualify for aid which is generally scholarships, grants, and loans.

The Rice University Owls participate in several intercollegiate athletic programs, within the NCAA organization. Athletic programs offered include:

  • Baseball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Basketball (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Track & Field (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Football (NCAA Division I-A)
  • Golf (NCAA Division I-A)

For a complete list of areas of study, enrollment information, financial aid details, and more, please visit the school's website at http://www.rice.edu.

Admission Requirements & Details

The information regarding admissions below may give you an idea of the candidates Rice University accepts. The details may include application requirements and recommendations, as well as any college or dual credits that may be transferred.

College Credits Accepted

  • Dual Credits
  • AP Course Credits

Student Enrollment

Rice University has a total student population of about 6,700, where graduate students make up roughly 14% of the student body.

Estimated Costs & Financial Aid

The items listed below are for informational purposes only and may not represent current tuition, fees, and expenses.

Tuition & Fees Information

  • The estimated tuition range is around $42,000-$50,000 per year
  • For part-time students, charges are between $1,700-$2,100 per unit
  • May offer prepaid tuition, allowing students to purchase tuition at current rates for future years.

Financial Aid Details

The table listed below helps break down the types of financial aid students receive and the percent receiving aid, as well as the average amount of aid per student per year.

 Percent of StudentsAverage Amount
Any Financial Aid65%-
Receiving Grants & Scholarships54%$33,854
Receiving Student Loans17%$6,957
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Academics & Student Services

Student Services

To help students and alumni, Rice University may offer student services like:

  • Classes offered on nights and weekends
  • Remedial courses
  • Academic counseling for students
  • Work study style employment
  • Assisting students to find work

Graduation Rates

With a high graduation rate of around 91%, Rice University is among the most successful schools in the area.

Number of Year to GraduatePercent of Entering Class
Students Graduating in 4 Years79%
Graduating in 5 Years11%
Graduating in 6 Years1%

Intercollegiate Athletics

Rice University is a Member of National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA), with many of the sports being in the NCAA Division I-A classification. The most popular sports played are listed below:

  • Baseball (Conference Usa)
  • Basketball (Conference Usa)
  • Track and Field (Conference Usa)
  • Football (Conference Usa)
  • Golf
  • Soccer
  • Swimming
  • Tennis
  • Volleyball
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Programs Offered

The program list below is organized by areas of study. The programs that have a link will direct you to the program's profile page where you can learn more about education requirements and career pathways.

Get more information about the programs offered by Rice University by clicking the request information to the right.

(C) Certificate or Award | (A) Associate's | (B) Bachelor's | (M) Master's Degree | (D) Doctorate (PhD,...)

Architecture

Biological and Biomedical Sciences

Business and Marketing Studies

Computer and Information Sciences

Education

Engineering

Engineering Technology

English Language and Literature

Ethnic Cultural and Gender Studies

Foreign Languages and Literature

History

Interdisciplinary Studies

Liberal Arts and Sciences

Mathematics and Statistics

Natural Resources and Conservation

Philosophy and Religious Studies

Physical Sciences

Psychology

Public Administration and Social Services

Recreation and Fitness Studies

Social Sciences

Visual and Performing Arts

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Data Disclaimer

Information displayed on this page has been obtained from Institution, State, and Federal data sources, including the US Dept. of Education's Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System (IPEDS) Survey 2010-2016. Information should be solely used for informational purposes only and may not be accurate for the current year. Contact Rice University for official up-to-date information.

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ACCEPTANCE RATE
15.96%

FINANCIAL AID RATE
65%

STUDENT:TEACHER RATIO
6:1

FINANCIAL AID AWARD AVG.
$29,963