Rice University

Houston, Texas


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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
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 20,923 prospective students applied, and 2,328 were granted admission.  Of those admitted 960 enrolled in the school.  6,765 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 359 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2018/2019, excluding room and board, is $46,600 plus fees of $750. Rice is ranked 23 nationally in the CollegeSimply.com 2020 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Admission Standards
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SAT 1450/1560
ACT 33/35
GPA 3.96
Applications Accepted
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Applications Due Jan 1, 2020
Applicant Competition Very High

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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

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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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Chicago, Illinois

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University of Notre Dame

Notre Dame, Indiana


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Oct 17, 2017
A******r from New JErsey

Rice University has all the credentials to be ranked much higher along with the top 5 IVY league universities in the east coast.

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