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Rice University

Houston, Texas

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Overview

Student Population
7,643
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Location Houston, Texas
Online rice.edu
School Type Private 4 Year
Setting Large City
Rice University overview
Size Mid-size
Status Non-profit
On Campus Housing Yes
Level of Study 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 23,455 prospective students applied, and 2,555 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 993 enrolled in the school.  7,156 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 487 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2020/2021, excluding room and board, is $50,310 plus fees of $797. Rice is ranked 9 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2022 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

Ratings

10/10
Overall
10/10
Academics
10/10
Resources
10/10
Outcomes
10/10
Value

Rice is rated within the top 2% of four-year colleges nationally and earns a CollegeSimply grade of 10 out of 10. Learn how ratings are calculated

Rankings

Rankings for Rice University within the 2022 CollegeSimply Best Colleges Lists.

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Getting In

Admission Standards
Exceptional
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SAT 1460/1570
ACT 34/36
Estimated GPA 3.96
Applications Accepted
10.9% 
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2022
Applicant Competition Very High
Application Fee $75

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Annual Cost to Attend

Tuition
$50,310
Costs for Rice University
Fee Cost
Books and Supplies$1,250
Other Fees$797
Room and Board $14,500
Budget for Other Expenses$2,700
Total One Year Cost$69,557

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Outcomes

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

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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%

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

Current students may use the Rice University GPA calculator to determine their current college GPA.