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

Website: www.rice.edu/

Private
Co-ed
3,992
Undergraduate
Students
(47.7%) 1,906 Women
(52.3%) 2,086 Men
3,132
Graduate
Students

Admission

Entrance Difficulty
Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate
11% of 20,923 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered
No
Early Decision Offered
Yes
Regular Admission Deadline
January 1

Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen

Average GPA
Not reported
SAT Math
750-800 range of middle 50%
SAT EBRW
700-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite
33-35 range of middle 50%
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Money Matters

Cost of Attendance
$67,352
Tuition and Fees
$49,112
Room and Board
$14,140
Average Percent of Need Met
100%
Average Freshman Award
$46,077
Average Indebtedness of 2018 Graduates
$26,556
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Academics

Academic Calendar System
Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum
Required for most or all students
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates
683
Regular Class Size
2-9 students: 27% of classes
10-19 students: 42% of classes
20-29 students: 9% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 7% of classes
50-99 students: 6% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
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Campus Life

Houston Population
2,195,914
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Houston
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing
71% of all students
Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
owl
Sororities
 
Fraternities
 
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Students

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.
0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
29.1% Asian
8.1% Black/African-American
17.6% Hispanic/Latino
5.1% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
37.6% White
2.2% Unknown
International Students
12.3% from 55 countries
First-Year Students Returning
97.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years
85.5%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months
Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly
Not reported
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