Rice is a highly rated private university located in Houston, Texas. It is a small institution with an enrollment of 3,916 undergraduate students. Admissions is competitive as the Rice acceptance rate is 16%. Popular majors include Economics, Information Science, and Chemical Engineering. Graduating 91% of students, Rice alumni go on to earn a starting salary of $56,600.
Rice University Rankings
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- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.79 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.79 responses
Most Popular Majors
Information Science90 Graduates
Chemical Engineering72 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science67 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering67 Graduates
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology54 Graduates
Cognitive Science51 Graduates
Sport and Fitness Management42 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.59 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.102 responses
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Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
Rice University Reviews
The culture at Rice is amazing! We are a diverse community of scholars who value collaboration, not cut-throat competition. We value what known as a "culture of care," and I believe this makes us unique from all other elite schools. The professors are amazing, classes push you and challenge former beliefs, and the community becomes family. Rice University is an amazing place, even with intense academics.
Rice is an incredible place with a supportive, unified community. The university genuinely cares about undergrads and encourages students to explore anything they are interested in. Students have a lot of autonomy and authority over how the school is ran, how their college is governed, what programs/majors/events they want to see, etc. In other words, students are taken seriously as active participants in their education rather than recipients. Looking back, the professors are also phenomenal and no classroom environment is the same. Innovative, forward-thinking, and increasingly community-oriented (within and beyond the hedges), I am proud to be a part of the Rice community.
I love the inclusion and culture of care at Rice. It was always so important for me to go to school that was diverse and small enough to feel like I mattered, but also large and prestigious enough to provide me with the opportunities to enter the work force successfully. Rice University has an excellent system in place to help you in every way possible. Mentors and many staff are trained to guide us towards the path of our self-defined success. Professors are incredibly considerate. My peers are understanding and helpful. Unlike a lot of other prestigious universities, Rice fosters a truly non-toxic environment. We students are happy and do not compete with one another, but with our own selves as to not become academically stagnant. Rice’s mission is to see growth and impact, and administration and staff provide everything you need for that to take place.