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Rice University

Houston, TX

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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  77005
United States
Contact Phone: 713-348-7423

Majors & Degrees

Architecture And Related Services Associate Bachelors
Architectural And Building Sciences/technology Checkmark
Architecture Checkmark
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, And Gender Studies Associate Bachelors
Asian Studies/civilization Checkmark
European Studies/civilization Checkmark
Latin American Studies Checkmark
Women's Studies Checkmark
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Biochemistry Checkmark
Biology/biological Sciences, General Checkmark
Ecology Checkmark
Ecology And Evolutionary Biology Checkmark
Evolutionary Biology Checkmark
Neuroscience Checkmark
Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services Associate Bachelors
Business Administration And Management, General Checkmark
Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services Associate Bachelors
Computer And Information Sciences, General Checkmark
Engineering Associate Bachelors
Bioengineering And Biomedical Engineering Checkmark
Chemical Engineering Checkmark
Civil Engineering, General Checkmark
Computer Engineering, General Checkmark
Electrical And Electronics Engineering Checkmark
Environmental/environmental Health Engineering Checkmark
Materials Engineering Checkmark
Mechanical Engineering Checkmark
Engineering Technologies/Technicians Associate Bachelors
Nanotechnology Checkmark
English Language And Literature/Letters Associate Bachelors
English Language And Literature, General Checkmark
Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics Associate Bachelors
Ancient/classical Greek Language And Literature Checkmark
Classics And Classical Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, General Checkmark
French Language And Literature Checkmark
German Language And Literature Checkmark
Latin Language And Literature Checkmark
Linguistics Checkmark
Romance Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics, Other Checkmark
Spanish Language And Literature Checkmark
History Associate Bachelors
History, General Checkmark
Mathematics And Statistics Associate Bachelors
Applied Mathematics, General Checkmark
Computational And Applied Mathematics Checkmark
Mathematics, General Checkmark
Statistics, General Checkmark
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies Associate Bachelors
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean, And Near Eastern Studies And Archaeology Checkmark
Cognitive Science, General Checkmark
Medieval And Renaissance Studies Checkmark
Multi-/interdisciplinary Studies, Other Checkmark
Natural Resources And Conservation Associate Bachelors
Environmental Science Checkmark
Parks, Recreation, Leisure And Fitness Studies Associate Bachelors
Exercise Science And Kinesiology Checkmark
Sport And Fitness Administration/management Checkmark
Philosophy And Religious Studies Associate Bachelors
Philosophy Checkmark
Religion/religious Studies Checkmark
Physical Sciences Associate Bachelors
Astronomy Checkmark
Astrophysics Checkmark
Chemical Physics Checkmark
Chemistry, General Checkmark
Geology/earth Science, General Checkmark
Geophysics And Seismology Checkmark
Materials Science Checkmark
Physical Chemistry Checkmark
Physics, General Checkmark
Psychology Associate Bachelors
Psychology, General Checkmark
Public Administration And Social Service Professions Associate Bachelors
Public Policy Analysis, General Checkmark
Social Sciences Associate Bachelors
Anthropology, General Checkmark
Econometrics And Quantitative Economics Checkmark
Economics, General Checkmark
Political Science And Government, General Checkmark
Sociology, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts Associate Bachelors
Art History, Criticism And Conservation Checkmark
Art/art Studies, General Checkmark
Brass Instruments Checkmark
Fine/studio Arts, General Checkmark
Keyboard Instruments Checkmark
Music History, Literature, And Theory Checkmark
Music Performance, General Checkmark
Music Theory And Composition Checkmark
Music, General Checkmark
Percussion Instruments Checkmark
Stringed Instruments Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, General Checkmark
Visual And Performing Arts, Other Checkmark
Voice And Opera Checkmark
Woodwind Instruments Checkmark

Admissions

Acceptance Rate

31,443
Applied
2,730
Accepted
4,494
Enrolled
9%
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Female Admissions

15,636
Females Applied
1,376
Females Accepted
9%
Acceptance Rate
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Male Admissions

15,807
Males Applied
1,354
Males Accepted
9%
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 4th April 1st
Early decision plan November 1st December 15th
Other early decision plan Not reported Not reported
Transfer March 15th January 1st

Test Scores Accepted

Test Avg. Score 25th % Info icon 75th % Info icon
SAT Critical Reading 730 770
SAT Math 760 800
ACT Composite 34 36

Tuition & Fees

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Tuition

59,784
Private
Fees icon

Fees

925
Full-time student fees
18,100
Room & board
12,000
Room only

Financial Aid

60,011
Avg. Financial Aid Package
59,724
Avg. Freshman Financial Aid Package
68,402
Avg. International Student Financial Aid Package
3,580
Avg. Loan Aid
19,528
Avg. Grant Aid
57,380
Avg. Scholarship and/or Grant Aid awarded
99% 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

4,494
Total Undergrad students
12%
International Students
57%
Out-of-state students

Race/Ethnicity

Hispanic/Latino 15.47%
Black or African American 7.92%
White or Caucasian 28.19%
American Indian or Alaska Native 0.11%
Asian 29.46%
Native Hawaiian or Pacific Islander 0.07%
Two or more races 4.8%
Other 1.47%

Gender

Male (51.11%)
Female (48.89%)

Campus Life

Housing

Type
College-owned housing Yes
Housing requirements None
Housing options Co-ed housing
Disabled housing
Freshman car parking
% of undergrad students who live in college housing 64%

Student Activities

Student-run campus newspaper Checkmark
Drama/theatre group Checkmark
Student-run radio station Checkmark
Marching band Checkmark
Choral groups Checkmark
Campus events:
Annual Bike Relay Race and Parade, Campus-Wide Formals and Homecoming

Student Services

Legal services Checkmark
Health clinic Checkmark
Personal/psychological counseling Checkmark
Women's center Checkmark
International students advisor Checkmark

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

24-hour emergency telephone/alarm services Checkmark
24-hour patrols by trained officers Checkmark
Student patrols Checkmark
Late-night transport/escort services Checkmark
Electronically-operated dormitory entrances Checkmark
Other Campus Security & Safety:
EMS

Athletics

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Men's Sports

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

48
Total Faculty
6:1
Student-Faculty Ratio
Full-time - 30
Part-time - 18
Male - 16
Female - 32
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