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Rice University
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  • 4 Year
  • HOUSTON, TX

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

We’re keeping the Rice community safe and healthy by taking steps to protect everyone on campus. We expect all members of our community to return in-person for the start of the fall 2022 semester. Students enrolled on campus for the 2022-2023 academic year are expected (but not required) to have completed a full vaccination series for COVID-19. Learn More

Report Card

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    grade A+
  2. Value
    grade A+
  3. Diversity
    grade A+
  4. Campus
    grade A+
  5. Athletics
    grade A minus
  6. Party Scene
    grade A
  7. Professors
    grade A+
  8. Location
    grade A+
  9. Dorms
    grade A+
  10. Campus Food
    grade A+
  11. Student Life
    grade A+
  12. Safety
    grade B

About

6100 S MAIN ST
HOUSTON, TX 77005
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-FBS
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
From Rice University

Rice University sits in the heart of Houston on a 300-acre, tree-lined campus next to the Texas Medical Center and the Houston Museum District. Our tight-knit student community, engaging campus life and groundbreaking research opportunities attract talented students from all over the world who choose from more than 50 majors across seven schools of study. See how Rice can help you find and follow your passions into a lifelong career.

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Rice University Rankings

Niche rankings are based on rigorous analysis of key statistics from the U.S. Department of Education and millions of reviews.

Admissions

Application Deadline
January 4
Acceptance Rate
11%
SAT Range
1460-1570
ACT Range
34-36
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Considered but not required
High School GPA
Considered but not required
Accepts Common App
Yes

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Cost

Net Price
$19,215 / year
National
$15,523
Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.
Average Total Aid Awarded
$47,887 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
70%

Scholarship

Academics

Professors
grade A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
93%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes. 67 responses
72%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want. 83 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 83 responses

Majors

The Rice Investment Expansion

The Rice Investment, our signature financial aid program, makes education affordable for all low- and middle-income domestic students who demonstrate talent, initiative and drive to positively impact the world. This year, we furthered that investment two ways by expanding the income ranges and going completely loan-free, regardless of whether you qualify for the Rice Investment.

Online

Online Programs Offered
0
Offers Online Courses
Yes
Online Certificate Programs
0
Online Associates Programs
0
Online Bachelor's Programs
0
How Students Learn
  • Mix of Online and on Campus
    31%
  • On Campus
    69%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
4,150 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
90
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
16%
Varsity Athletes
10%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 47 responses
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Work hard, Play hard
    19%
  • Nerdy
    9%
  • Active
    6%
  • Apathetic
    6%
  • Happy
    6%
  • Stressed
    6%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 63 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 106 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 52 responses
  • Work Hard. Play slightly less hard.
    42%
  • Work hard, play hard
    17%
  • High-pressure
    13%
  • Wonderful
    12%
  • Work hard and enjoy it
    10%
  • Home away from home
    2%
  • Strict
    2%

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After College

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$65,400 / year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
94%
National
49%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
92%
National
83%
89%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation. 38 responses

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