4,001
Students
Financial aid thermometer
44,799
Avg. Financial Aid
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Admission Difficulty
15
15%
Acceptance Rate
Urban setting
Urban
Setting
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Overview

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

Location & Contact

Address Office of Admission
PO Box 1892, MS 17
Houston, TX  77251-1892
United States
Contact Office of Admission
Email: admi@rice.edu
Phone: 713-348-RICE

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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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

18,063
Applied
2,864
Accepted
4,001
Enrolled
16%
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Female Admissions

8,692
Females Applied
1,430
Females Accepted
16%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

9,371
Males Applied
1,434
Males Accepted
15%
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
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 Accepted 25th PercentileInfo icon 75th PercentileInfo icon
SAT Critical Reading 730 780
SAT Math 760 800
ACT Composite 33 35

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

46,600
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Fees

750
Full-time student fees
14,000
Room & board
9,600
Room only
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Other Payment Considerations

Guaranteed tuition plan offered No
Tuition pre-payment plan No
Tuition payment plans offered Yes
Student groups that qualify for full or partial waiver of tuition Employees

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

4,001
Total undergrad students
12%
International Students
52%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 14.6%
Black or African American 6.8%
White or Caucasian 34.34%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.15%
Asian 25.74%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.15%
Two or more races 4.2%
Other 1.75%

Gender

Male (52.79%)
Female (47.21%)

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 72%

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 Checkmark No
Crew No Checkmark No
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Equestrian Sports No Checkmark No
Fencing No Checkmark No
Field Hockey No No No
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Golf No Division 1 Checkmark
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery No Checkmark 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
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Water Polo No 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
Field Hockey No Checkmark No
Football Checkmark No No
Golf No No No
Lacrosse No Checkmark No
Racquetball Checkmark No No
Riflery No Checkmark No
Rugby No Checkmark No
Sailing No Checkmark No
Soccer Checkmark Division 1 Checkmark
Softball Checkmark Checkmark 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 No Checkmark No

Faculty

870
Total Faculty
6:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 680
Part-time - 190
Male - 581
Female - 289