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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 Students3,926
   Women1,879 (47.9%)
   Men2,047 (52.1%)
Graduate Students2,695

ADMISSION

Entrance DifficultyMost difficult
Overall Admission Rate15% of 17,728 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 Math710-790 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading680-760 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing670-770 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite31-34 range of middle 50%

MONEY MATTERS

Cost of Attendance$58,283
Tuition and Fees
$42,253
Room and Board
$13,650
Average Percent of Need Met100%
Average Freshman Award$38,034
Average Indebtedness of
2011 Graduates
$22,241

ACADEMICS

Academic Calendar SystemSemester
General Education/
Core Curriculum
Required
Full-Time Faculty
Teaching Undergraduates
641
Regular Class Size2-9 students: 33% of classes
10-19 students: 35% of classes
20-29 students: 12% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes

CAMPUS LIFE

Houston Population2,195,914
Nearest Metropolitan AreaHouston
Freshman Housing GuaranteeFreshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 70% of all students
Athletic ConferencesNCAA Division I
Mascotowl
Sororities 
Fraternities 

STUDENTS

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
25.6% Asian
7.6% Black/African-American
17.2% Hispanic/Latino
5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.0% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
43.1% White
1.5% Unknown
International Students12.4% from 44 countries
First-Year Students Returning95.9%
Students Graduating
Within 4 Years
80.7%
Graduates Offered Full-Time
Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing
Advanced Study Directly
40.0%
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CLASS OF 2020 Profile of Students on COLLEGEdata
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  GPA SAT ACT
UW W M CR W  
Average 3.80 4.32 705 685 683 32
Low 2.60 2.70 420 380 400 19
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 2015, copyright © 2015 The College Board. All rights reserved.
Peterson's Undergraduate and Undergraduate Financial Aid Databases,
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