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Rice University

Houston, TX

Rice University

Overview

Rice University is a University institution located in Houston, TX, in an urban setting.

Location & Contact

Address 6100 Main Street
PO Box 1892
Houston, TX  77251-1892
United States

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
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Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
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Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
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Engineering Associate Bachelors
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Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
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English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
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Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
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History Associate Bachelors
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Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
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Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
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Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
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Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
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Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Psychology Associate Bachelors
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Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
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Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
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Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
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Admissions

Acceptance Rate

20,923
Applied
2,328
Accepted
3,992
Enrolled
11%
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Female Admissions

9,883
Females Applied
1,132
Females Accepted
11%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

11,040
Males Applied
1,196
Males Accepted
11%
Acceptance Rate

Applying

75
Application Fee
Admission Requirements
Required Transcript of high school record
Essay
2 recommendations
Required for some programs Other requirements may exist (see below)
Recommended Interview
Other requirements: Portfolio for architecture, audition for music

Application Deadlines

Type Application Closing Notification Date Rolling Admissions
Fall freshmen January 1st April 1st
Out of state Fall freshmen Not reported Not reported
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 15th May 15th Yes

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 700 760
SAT Math 750 800
ACT Composite 33 35

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

48,330
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Fees

782
Full-time student fees
14,140
Room & board
9,700
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No

Financial Aid

44,799
Avg. Financial Aid Package
46,077
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
33,261
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,237
Avg. Loan Aid
20,779
Avg. Grant Aid
40,285
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
100% Percentage of students with need who receive financial aid
100%
Avg. Percentage of Financial Need Met
100%
Percentage of Students Who Had Their Need Fully Met

Student Body

3,992
Total Undergrad students
12%
International Students
53%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.41%
Black or African American 7.09%
White or Caucasian 33.02%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 25.5%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%
Two or more races 4.46%
Other 1.93%

Gender

Male (52.25%)
Female (47.75%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 71%

Student Activities

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Campus events:
Annual Bike Relay Race and Parade, Campus-Wide Formals and Homecoming

Student Services

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Student Organizations

Greek fraternities
Greek sororities
Local fraternities
Local sororities
Most popular organizations:
Drama Club, Community service/volunteer program, intramural sports, College government and Marching Owl Band

Campus Security & Safety

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Athletics

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Men's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark Checkmark No
Baseball No Division 1 Checkmark
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Cheerleading No No No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No No No
Fencing No Checkmark No
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Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Checkmark No
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark No No
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
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Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Checkmark No
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No
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Women's Sports

Sport Intramural Intercollegiate Scholarship
Badminton Checkmark Checkmark No
Baseball No No No
Basketball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Cheerleading No Checkmark No
Crew No Checkmark No
Cross-country Running Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Football No No No
Golf Checkmark No No
Lacrosse No No No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark No No
Swimming And Diving Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Table Tennis Checkmark No No
Tennis Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Track And Field Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Ultimate Frisbee Checkmark Checkmark No
Volleyball Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Water Polo Checkmark Checkmark No

Faculty

879
Total Faculty
6:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 683
Part-time - 196
Male - 584
Female - 295
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