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Rice University
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  • Graduate School
  • HOUSTON, TX

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Many graduate programs at Rice are moving to a GRE optional (but encouraged) model. Rice has announced our expectation that all students, except for those with an approved waiver for medical or religious reasons, will be vaccinated prior to the start of the fall semester. We will work with students to ensure that they get the vaccine upon arrival and to avoid delays in their academic program. Learn More

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Rice is a private graduate school in Houston, Texas. It has a mid-size graduate student body with an enrollment of 3,132 graduate students. Of the 44 graduate programs offered at Rice University, only 1 is offered online or through graduate distance education programs. The most popular graduate school programs at Rice University are Business, Computer and Information Sciences, and Musical Instruments. 8% of its graduate students are part-time graduate students.

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Graduate Students

Total Graduate Students
3,132
Part-Time Grad Students
266
Research Assistants
No data available  
Teaching Assistants
No data available  
Racial Diversity
  • International (Non-Citizen)
    39.6%
  • White
    37.2%
  • Asian
    9%
  • Hispanic
    5.6%
  • Unknown
    3.6%
  • African American
    2.5%
  • Multiracial
    2.3%
  • Native American
    0.1%
  • Pacific Islander
    0%

Student Life

Poll
What one word or phrase best describes students at your school?
Based on 4 responses
  • Friendly
    50%
  • Intellectual
    25%
  • Organized
    25%
Poll
What phrase best describes your program?
Based on 3 responses
  • Prepared me for the real world
    67%
  • Supportive/helped me grow
    33%

Scholarship

Professors

Poll
100%
of students agree that professors care about their students' success. 4 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors are engaging and easy to understand. 4 responses
Poll
100%
of students agree that professors helped connect them to future opportunities. 4 responses

Return On Investment

Poll
How much did you spend on your graduate degree?
Based on 4 responses
  • $100K+
    50%
  • $75K-$100K
    50%
Poll
How much did you make post-graduation?
Based on 4 responses
  • $150K+
    25%
  • Did not graduate yet
    75%
100%
of students feel the degree they are getting at this school is worth the time and money. 4 responses

Living in the Area

grade A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Cost of Living
    grade C
  2. Crime & Safety
    grade C+
  3. Nightlife
    grade A+
Median Household Income
$139,065
National
$62,843
Median Rent
$1,521
National
$1,062
Median Home Value
$805,094
National
$217,500

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