Rice University: Ranking & Review

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Houston
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United States
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World
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170108
Top 1%

Rice University Acceptance rate and Admissions statistics

TotalMenWomen
Acceptance Rate16%15%16%
Applicants18,0639,3718,692
Admissions2,8641,4341,430
Enrolled undergraduates1,048539509
Enrolled total (including graduate students)7,0224,0762,946

Male-Female Ratio

Enrollment by race or ethnicity

Typical SAT scores

Number of students submitting SAT scores625
Percent of students submitting SAT scores60%
Evidence-Based Reading and Writing
755
Math
780

Typical ACT scores

Number of students submitting ACT scores729
Percent of students submitting ACT scores70%
ACT Composite
34
ACT English
34
ACT Math
33

Admission requirements

Application fee for undergraduates - $75. Application fee for graduates - $85.

Secondary school GPARecommended
Secondary school rankRecommended
Secondary school recordRequired
Completion of the college-preparatory programRequired
RecommendationsRequired
Formal demonstration of competenciesRecommended
Admission test scoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign Language)Required

Rice University Tuition

Total cost for students livingIn-stateOut-of-state
On-campus$63,158$63,158
Off-campus$63,158$63,158
The total cost includes tuition and fees, books, supplies, on-campus room and board payment of $13,850 and other expenses per full academic year.

Rice University provides on-campus housing with total dormitory capacity of 3,309 students.

Average Tuition and fees for academic year programs
In-stateOut-of-state
Tuition for Full-time undergraduates$44,900$44,900
Fees for full-time undergraduates$708$708
Per credit hour charge for part-time undergraduates$1,871$1,871
Tuition for Full-time graduates$37,833$37,833
Fees for full-time graduates$548$548
Per credit hour charge for part-time graduates$2,495$2,495

Programs and Degrees

ProgramsBachelor'sMaster'sDoctoralTotal
Engineering23311057400
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services3595364
Social Sciences1575110218
Physical Sciences396545149
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services84388130
Biological and Biomedical Sciences108312123
Mathematics and Statistics564223121
Visual and Performing Arts33796118
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies9393
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies53861
Architecture and Related Services402060
Psychology414550
English Language and Literature & Letters257638
Philosophy and Religious Studies9161136
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields7121534
History149730
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics92516
Education1010
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities88
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies66
Natural Resources and Conservation66
Public Administration and Social Service Professions11
Grand Total1,0088492152,072

A total of 1,008 4-year bachelor's degrees conferred across undergraduate programs at Rice University.

At the master's and doctor's level 1,064 degrees were conferred in the graduate programs.

TotalMenWomen
Graduation rate91%88%95%
  • Full-time retention rate - 97%

General info

Founded1891
MottoLetters, Science, Art
Religious affiliationNot applicable
Colorsblue, gray
Academic CalendarSemester
Total FTE staff3,088
Instructional FTE733
Research FTE9
Sector of institutionPrivate not-for-profit, 4-year or above
Control of institutionPrivate not-for-profit
Carnegie ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity

Location and Contacts

Official Websitewww.rice.edu
Address6100 S Main St
Houston, Texas, 77005-1827
United States
Urbanization levelCity: Large
City population2,196,000
Phone7133480000

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