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Undergraduate Enrollment 3,962
In-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $47,350 PER YR.*
Out-of-state Tuition (per semester hour, unless noted) $47,350 PER YR.*
Yearly Room and Board $7,001+
% of Students on Financial Aid 39
Median SAT/ACT 1460-1550/33-35 (for middle 50% of admitted students)
% of African American Students 7
% of Asian American Students 26
% of Hispanic Students 16
% of International Students 12
Student/Teacher Ratio 6:1
Number of Full-time Faculty 683
% of Male/% of Female Students 53/47
Greek System? NO
% of Freshmen Who Live on Campus 99
% of Students Who Graduate in Four Years 85.5
% of Students Who Graduate Overall 94.7
% of Freshmen Who Return 97.4
% Of Alumni Who Give $$$ to School 32.3

* Fees included

Rice University

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6100 Main St., Houston, TX 77005









  • The Princeton Review ranks Rice no. one nationally for race/class interaction, no. two for best college newspaper, no. four for best quality of life, and no. six for the categories of great financial aid, best health services, and best-run colleges. The university ranks no. eight in the categories of happiest students and best college dorms and no. ten for being LGBTQ-friendly.
  • As one of the nation’s most generous financial aid initiatives, the Rice Investment increases access to an affordable, quality education for low- and middle-income students by meeting all demonstrated need without any loans.

RANKED AS ONE of the top twenty universities in the country, Rice University is a comprehensive research university located on a 300-acre, tree-lined campus in Houston. Rice’s schools of architecture, business, engineering, humanities, music, natural sciences, and social sciences all rank among the top programs in their fields.

Rice houses a variety of institutes and centers, including the Kinder Institute for Urban Research; the James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy, a premier nonpartisan think tank; and the Smalley-Curl Institute, the first nanotechnology research center in the world. The Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies offers the prestigious Rice Master of Liberal Studies degree program and one of the largest selections of noncredit arts and sciences courses in Texas.

Rice’s residential college system forms the heart of campus life. The eleven colleges are small communities with their own government, budget, intramural teams, and advisers, where students live, dine, and interact with faculty mentors.

Rice is located next to the Houston Museum District and the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical complex in the world. Rice students are also a short light-rail train ride from downtown Houston and its array of cultural, athletic, and entertainment opportunities. Houston is home to numerous Fortune 500 companies that provide valuable internship and full-time employment opportunities.

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