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Rice University

Houston, TX

Rice, founded in 1912, is a private, comprehensive university. Its 300-acre campus is located three miles from Houston.

Web Sitewww.rice.edu/
Institution TypePrivate
CoeducationalYes
Undergraduate Students3,965
   Women1,924 (48.5%)
   Men2,041 (51.5%)
Graduate Students2,663

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate17% of 15,415 applicants were admitted
Early Action OfferedNo
Early Decision OfferedYes
Regular Admission DeadlineJanuary 1
Selection of Students
FactorVery ImportantImportantConsideredNot Considered
Academic GPAX
Standardized TestsX
EssayX
Extracurricular ActivitiesX
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPANot reported
SAT Math700-790 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading670-760 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing670-770 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite31-34 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$56,415
Tuition and Fees
$40,665
Room and Board
$13,400
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$37,257
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$17,856

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
630
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 32% of classes
10-19 students: 38% of classes
20-29 students: 14% of classes
30-39 students: 6% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-59 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Houston Population2,195,914
Nearest Metropolitan AreaHouston
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing98% of freshmen, 71% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Mascotowl
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
24.1% Asian
7.3% Black/African-American
17.0% Hispanic/Latino
5.3% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
44.6% White
1.6% Unknown
International Students12.2% from 50 countries
First-Year Students Returning98.2%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
78.8%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
36%
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CLASS OF 2019 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.80 4.30 710 674 683 31
Low 1.00 2.70 510 350 360 22
High 4.00 5.00 800 800 800 36
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DID YOU KNOW?

• Rice Professors Richard Smalley and Robert Curl won the Nobel Prize for their discovery of the extremely durable carbon 60 molecule, which they nicknamed the "Bucky Ball" in honor of inventor Buckminster Fuller.

• Rice's residence halls are modeled on Oxford University's, which give students access in one building to their professors, student living quarters, dining halls, study and meeting rooms, and recreation areas.

A portion of the College Profile data is provided under license by:
Annual Survey of Colleges 2013, copyright © 2013 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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