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By the numbers

Undergraduate Enrollment 3,926
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $41,560 PER YR.
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $41,560 PER YR.
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 41
Median SAT/ACT 1450-1560/33-35 (middle 50% of admitted students)
% of African American Students 7
% of Asian American Students 21
% of Hispanic Students 15
% of International Students 12
Student/Teacher Ratio 6:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 849
% of Male/% of Female Students 52/48
Greek System? NO
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 99
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 81
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 92
% of Freshmen Who Return 96
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 30

Rice University

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6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005











  • The Princeton Review ranks Rice no. 1 nationally for best quality of life and amount of race/class interaction, based on student feedback.
  • Rice is consistently ranked as a “best value” because its tuition is lower than rates at peer research universities and its financial aid policy is designed to make education affordable to students from a variety of cultural and socio-economic backgrounds.
  • Undergraduate students receive a “Passport to Houston” that provides free, unlimited use of the Houston bus and light-rail system and free or discounted admission to museums, the
  • opera, symphony, ballet, and theater.

RANKED AS ONE of the top 20 universities in the country, Rice University is an exceptional community offering students a world-class education. Rice’s schools of architecture, engineering, business, music, humanities, social sciences, and natural sciences all rank among the top programs in their fields. Rice houses a variety of institutes and centers, including leading think tank James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, the Doerr Institute for New Leaders, the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, and the Smalley-Curl Institute, the first nanotechnology research center in the world. The Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies offers the prestigious master’s of liberal studies program and one of the largest selections of noncredit arts and sciences courses in Texas.

Most of the nearly 3,900 undergraduates live in one of 11 coed residential colleges. Based on similar models at Oxford and Cambridge, the residential college system encourages students to develop close relationships with one another and their faculty advisers. Each college sponsors its own intramural teams, and students participate in self-government and other social activities unique to their college. The 300-acre campus, which features neo-Byzantine architecture, is located next to the Texas Medical Center and the Houston Museum District, and is just a short light-rail train ride from downtown Houston.

Living in Houston puts an array of cultural, athletic, and entertainment opportunities at students’ fingertips. The fourth most populous city in the U.S., Houston is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies that provide students with valuable internship and full-time employment opportunities.

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