Rice University: Ranking & Review

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Houston Rank United States Rank World Rank
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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

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

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

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
Engineering 233 110 57 400
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services 359 5 364
Social Sciences 157 51 10 218
Physical Sciences 39 65 45 149
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services 84 38 8 130
Biological and Biomedical Sciences 108 3 12 123
Mathematics and Statistics 56 42 23 121
Visual and Performing Arts 33 79 6 118
Parks, Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 93 93
Multi & Interdisciplinary Studies 53 8 61
Architecture and Related Services 40 20 60
Psychology 41 4 5 50
English Language and Literature & Letters 25 7 6 38
Philosophy and Religious Studies 9 16 11 36
Engineering Technologies and Engineering-related Fields 7 12 15 34
History 14 9 7 30
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics 9 2 5 16
Education 10 10
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities 8 8
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, and Group Studies 6 6
Natural Resources and Conservation 6 6
Public Administration and Social Service Professions 1 1
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 population1,000,000 - 5,000,000
Phone7133480000

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