Student Population
National Rank
Rice University overview
Location Houston, Texas
Online rice.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Rice University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Religious Affiliation Undergrad/Graduate

Located in Houston, Texas, Rice University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs. In the most recent statistical year 18,063 prospective students applied, and 2,864 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 1,048 enrolled in the school.  6,697 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 325 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2017/2018, excluding room and board, is $46,600 plus fees of $750. Rice is ranked 21 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2019 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
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SAT 1520/1590
ACT 33/35
GPA 3.96
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2020
Applicant Competition Very High

Annual Cost to Attend

Costs for Rice University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,200
Other Fees$750
Room and Board $14,000
Budget for Other Expenses$2,600
Total One Year Cost$65,150


Average Salary After 10 Years
$86,400 per year
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rate
92% within 6 years

Popular Areas of Study

Popular subjects studied by Rice University students
Subject Percent of Class
Social Sciences 18%
Engineering 18%
Biology 10%
Recreation, Leisure and Fitness Studies 7%
Visual and Performing Arts 6%

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227757 IPEDS survey data for Rice University.