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Rice University
  • 4 Year
  • HOUSTON, TX

COVID-19 Update for Prospective Students and Families:

Keeping the Rice community safe and healthy is extremely important, and we've taken steps to make sure everyone on campus is aware of how we can work together to mitigate illness at Rice. We expect all members of our community to return in person for the start of the fall 2021 semester (except those with special and approved circumstances such as sabbaticals or vacations). 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 six 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

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Admissions

Application Deadline
January 1
Acceptance Rate
9%
SAT Range
1470-1570
ACT Range
33-35
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
$20,335 / 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
$44,815 / year
National
$7,535
Students Receiving Financial Aid
69%

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. 82 responses
46%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage. 82 responses

Majors

Undergraduate Business Major at Rice University

The business major was designed for highly qualified students who seek a well-rounded and in-depth foundation in business fundamentals that will enable them to be a leader in business and make an impact right out of their undergraduate studies. No matter what career path you choose, our business major will help take you there.

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
    5%
  • On Campus
    95%
  • Online
    0%

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,942 Undergrads
Part-Time Undergrads
47
Undergrads Over 25
0%
Pell Grant
17%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 46 responses
  • Friendly
    39%
  • Work hard, Play hard
    17%
  • Nerdy
    9%
  • Active
    7%
  • Apathetic
    7%
  • Happy
    7%
  • Stressed
    7%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
98%
of students say they don't have Greek life. 62 responses
Poll
66%
of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life. 105 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 51 responses
  • Work Hard. Play slightly less hard.
    41%
  • Work hard, play hard
    18%
  • High-pressure
    14%
  • 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
93%
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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