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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.
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Institution Type Private
Coeducational Yes
Undergraduate Students 3,893
   Women 1,851 (47.5%)
   Men 2,042 (52.5%)
Graduate Students 2,962
Entrance Difficulty Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate 15% of 18,236 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 720-800 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading 690-770 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing
ACT Composite 32-35 range of middle 50%
Selection of Students
Factor Very Important Important Considered Not Considered
Academic GPA X      
Standardized Tests X      
Essay X      
Extracurricular Activities X      
Cost of Attendance $60,518
  Tuition and Fees $43,918
  Room and Board $13,750
Average Percent of Need Met 100%
Average Freshman Award $42,573
Average Indebtedness of
2016 Graduates
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Academic Calendar System Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates 665
Regular Class Size 2-9 students: 29% of classes
10-19 students: 40% of classes
20-29 students: 11% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 6% of classes
50-99 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 2% of classes
Houston Population 2,195,914
Nearest Metropolitan Area Houston
Freshman Housing Guarantee Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students in College Housing 99% of freshmen, 72% of all students
Athletic Conferences NCAA Division I
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Ethnicity of Students from U.S. 0.1% American Indian/Alaskan Native
27.5% Asian
7.9% Black/African-American
16.3% Hispanic/Latino
4.5% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
0.1% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
41.7% White
1.9% Unknown
International Students 12.4% from 42 countries
First-Year Students Returning 96.0%
Students Graduating Within 4 Years 82.9%
Graduates Offered Full-Time Employment Within 6 Months Not reported
Graduates Pursuing Advanced Study Directly 38.0%