Rice

Rice University

6100 Main St, Houston, United States
All photos (10)
  • Total Documents
    64
  • Class Notes
    35
  • Textbook Notes
    4
  • Study Guides
    25
  • Currently Enrolled
    59
  • Previously Enrolled
    98

Overview of Rice University (Rice)

About this school

Rice, founded in 1912, is a private, comprehensive university. Its 300-acre campus is located three miles from Houston.
  • Institution Type


    Private

  • Undergraduate Students


    • Undergraduate Students:4,001
    • Men:2,112 Men (52.8%)
    • Women:1,889 Women (47.2%)

Location

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Admission Information (Rice)

Freshman Admission Requirements

Difficulty of Admission


Admission to Rice University is most difficult: more than 75% of freshmen were in the top 10% of their high school class and scored over 1310 on the SAT I or over 29 on the ACT; about 30% or fewer of all applicants accepted.

High School Preparation


  • High School Graduation:

    High school diploma or equivalent is not required

  • High School Program:

Required Or Recomended High School Units


SubjectRequired UnitsRecommended Units
English
4
-
Mathematics
3
4
Science
2
4
Foreign Language
2
4
Social Studies
2
4
History
-
-
Academic Electives
3
-

Examinations Required


ExamRequiredScores Due Date
SAT or ACT
Required
January 1
SAT Only
-
-
ACT Only
-
-
SAT and SAT Subject Tests, or ACT
-
-
SAT Subject Tests Only
Recommended
-
Essay/TestStatusScores Due Date
SAT Essay Component Policy
Not Reported
ACT Writing Test Policy
Accepted with or without writing component
ACT Writing Test Policy
SAT: Used for admission ACT: Used for admission

Admission Details

Admissions Office


Address
6100 Main Street|PO Box 1892
City, State, Zip
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Phone
(713) 348-7423
Fax
(713) 348-5323
Email

Application Dates And Fees


Regular Admission Deadline
January 1
Application Fee
$75
Application Fee Waiver
Available
Regular Admission Notification
April 1
Accept Offer Of Admission
May 1
Waiting List Used
Yes
Defer Admission
Student can defer admission
Transfer Admission
Transfer applications accepted

Early Admission


Early Decision Offered
Yes
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Decision Notification
December 15
Early Action Offered
No
Early Action Deadline
-
Early Action Notification
-

Application Form


Common Application
Accepted, supplemental forms required
Universal College Application
Not accepted
Electronic Application

Other Application Requirements


Interview
Not Required
Essay Or Personal Statement
Required for all freshmen
Letters Of Recommendation
2 required for all freshmen
Other
Portfolio for architecture, audition for music recommended for some freshmen
Financial Need
Financial need is not a consideration in the admissions process

Selection of Students

Factors involed in acceptance process.
4 star = most important, 1 star = least important.

FactorImportance
Rigor of Secondary School Record
Academic GPA
Standardized Tests
Class Rank
Recommendations
Essay
Interview
Level of Applicant's Interest
Extracurricular Activities
Volunteer Work
Particular Talent/Ability
Character/Personal Qualities
First Generation to Attend College
State Residency
Geographic Residence
Relation with Alumnus
Religious Affiliation/Commitment
Ethnicity
Work Experience

Profile of Fall Admission

Overall Admission Rate


Overall Admission Rate
16% of 18,063 applicants were admitted
Women
16% of 8,692 applicants were admitted
Men
15% of 9,371 applicants were admitted

Students Enrolled


Students Enrolled
1,075 (38%) of 2,864 admitted students enrolled
Women
516 (36%) of 1,430 admitted students enrolled
Men
559 (39%) of 1,434 admitted students enrolled

Grade Point Average of Enrolled First-Year Students


Average GPA
Not reported
375 And Above
Not reported
3.50 - 3.74
Not reported
3.25 - 3.49
Not reported
3.00 - 3.24
Not reported
2.50 - 2.99
Not reported
2.00 - 2.49
Not reported

SAT Score of Enrolled First-Year Students


Sat Math
760-800 range of middle 50%
• Score 700 - 800
84%
• Score 600 - 700
12%
• Score 500 - 600
4%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%
• Score 700 - 800
83%
• Score 600 - 700
12%
• Score 500 - 600
4%
• Score 400 - 500
0%
• Score 300 - 400
0%
• Score 200 - 300
0%

ACT Scores of Enrolled First-Year Students


Act Composite
33-35 range of middle 50%
• Score 30 - 36
94%
• Score 24 - 29
5%
• Score 18 - 23
1%
• Score 12 - 17
0%
• Score 6 - 11
0%
• Score 5 Or Below
0%

Tuition & Financial Aid (Rice)

Tuition & Expenses

Cost of Attendance


  • Books & Supplies: - $45,608 (72.21%)
  • Room & Board: - $13,850 (21.93%)
  • Other Expenses: - $1,200 (1.9%)
  • Tuition & Fees: - $2,500 (3.96%)
Books & Supplies
Room & Board
Other Expenses
Tuition & Fees

Payment Plans


Rice University accepts installment plan

Applying for Financial Aid

Financial Aid Office


Email
Website
Net Price Calculator Url

Application Process


Application Deadline
Priority deadline February 15 | Final deadline April 15
Award Notification Date
On a rolling basis beginning April 1
Methodology For Awarding Institutional Aid
Federal and Institutional Methodologies

Forms Required


Forms RequiredFiling Cost
FAFSA| Code is 003604
Free
CSS/Financial Aid Profile
$25 for first college, $16 each additional

Profile of 2017-18 Financial Aid

First-Year Student


Financial Aid Applicants
841 (80.4%) of freshmen
Found To Have Financial Need
435 (51.7%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
435 (100.0%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
435 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$46,077
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 430 (98.9%) of aid recipients, average amount $41,573
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 288 (66.2%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,419
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 17 (3.9%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
110 (10.5%) of freshmen had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $26,283

All Undergraduates


Financial Aid Applicants
2,818 (70.4%) of undergraduates
Found To Have Financial Need
1,529 (54.3%) of applicants
Received Financial Aid
1,525 (99.7%) of applicants with financial need
Need Fully Met
1,525 (100.0%) of aid recipients
Average Percent Of Need Met
100%
Average Award
$44,799
• Need-Based Gift
Received by 1,506 (98.8%) of aid recipients, average amount $40,285
• Need-Based Self-Help
Received by 1,099 (72.1%) of aid recipients, average amount $3,683
• Merit Based Gift
Received by 52 (3.4%) of aid recipients
Merit Based Gift
437 (10.9%) of undergraduates had no financial need and received merit aid, average amount $20,779

Borrowing


2016 Graduates with Loans
25%
Average Indebtedness Of 2016 Graduates
$26,556
Parents Of Students Receiving Aid
Not reported
Parents Of Students Not Receiving Aid
Not reported

Financial Aid Programs

Scholarchips And Grants


Need Based Available
Federal Pell grants, SEOG, State scholarships, Institutional scholarships, Private scholarships
Non Need Based Available
None

Non-Need Awards


Academic Interest/Achievement
Engineering/Technologies
Creative Arts/Performance
Art/Fine Arts, Music
Special Achievements/Activities
Leadership
Special Characteristics
Local/State Students, Members of Minorities

Employment


Work-Study Programs
Federal work study available, other work study available
Average Earnings from On-Campus Employment
Not reported

Academics & Instruction (Rice)

Academics Overview

Academic Calendar System


Semester

Summer Session


Offered

Graduation Requirements

General Education/Core Cirriculum


Required

Computer


Students not required to own/lease a computer

Foreign Language


Not required

Math/Science


Not required

Faculty & Instruction

Full-Time Faculty


680

Part-Time Faculty


190

Full-Time Faculty With Ph.D./Terminal Degree


77%

Regular Class Size


  • 2-9 students: - 27% of classes
  • 10-19 students: - 42% of classes
  • 20-29 students: - 9% of classes
  • 30-39 students: - 7% of classes
  • 40-49 students: - 7% of classes
  • 50-99 students: - 6% of classes
  • Over 100 students: - 2% of classes
% of Classes
2-9
10-19
20-29
30-39
40-49
50-99
Over 100 students
# of Students

Discussion Section/Lab Class Size


  • Not reported

Advanced Placement

International Baccalaureate


Accepted

Advanced Placement (AP) Examinations


Accepted for placement and credit

Sophomore Standing


Available through AP examinations

Academic Resources

Libraries


Library Available On Campus
Yes
Holdings
3,170,154
Computer Ownership
Students not required to own/lease a computer
Computers Available On Campus
258
Internet E Mail Access
Not reported

Academic Support Services

Remedial Instruction


Not Offered

Tutoring


Available

Services for Students Requiring Accommodations


Available

Services for Students with Accessibility Needs


Rice University provides hearing impaired services, speech disorders services, visually impaired services, wheelchair access

Undergraduate Retention & Graduation

Returning First-Year Students


97.0%

Students Graduating Within 4 Years


83.4%

Students Graduating Within 5 Years


90.2%

Students Graduating Within 6 Years


91.0%

Programs & Majors (Rice)

Undergraduate Education

Undergraduate Majors (58)


  • Ancient/Classical Greek Language and Literature
  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics, General
  • Architecture
  • Art History, Criticism and Conservation
  • Art/Art Studies, General
  • Asian Studies/Civilization
  • Astronomy
  • Astrophysics
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
  • Biology/Biological Sciences, General
  • Business Administration and Management, General
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry, General
  • Civil Engineering, General
  • Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
  • Computer Engineering, General
  • Computer and Information Sciences, General
  • Ecology
  • Economics, General
  • Electrical and Electronics Engineering
  • English Language and Literature, General
  • Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Fine/Studio Arts, General
  • French Language and Literature
  • Geology/Earth Science, General
  • Geophysics and Seismology
  • German Language and Literature
  • History, General
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Latin American Studies
  • Latin Language and Literature
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Engineering
  • Materials Science
  • Mathematics, General
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other
  • Music History, Literature, and Theory
  • Music Performance, General
  • Music Theory and Composition
  • Music, General
  • Neuroscience
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics, General
  • Political Science and Government, General
  • Psychology, General
  • Public Policy Analysis, General
  • Religion/Religious Studies
  • Sociology
  • Spanish Language and Literature
  • Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
  • Statistics, General
  • Visual and Performing Arts, Other
  • Women's Studies

Most Popular Disciplines


Offered

Professional Degree Programs


No online degree programs

Special Programs


Accelerated program, Student-designed major, Double major, English as a second language, Honors program, Independent study, Internships, Study abroad, Summer session

Study Abroad


Engineering, Social sciences, Biological/life sciences, Parks and recreation

Online Degrees


None

Graduate and Professional Education

Master's Degrees Offered


Doctor of Philosophy, Doctor of Musical Arts, Doctor of Architecture

Master's Programs of Study (52)


  • Anthropology
  • Applied Mathematics
  • Applied Physics
  • Archaeology
  • Architecture
  • Astronomy
  • Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Bioinformatics
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Biostatistics
  • Business Administration and Management--General
  • Cell Biology
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Chemistry
  • Civil Engineering
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Computational Sciences
  • Computer Engineering
  • Computer Science
  • Cultural Anthropology
  • Ecology
  • Economics
  • Education--General
  • Electrical Engineering
  • Energy Management and Policy
  • Engineering and Applied Sciences--General
  • English
  • Environmental Engineering
  • Environmental Management and Policy
  • Environmental Sciences
  • Evolutionary Biology
  • Geophysics
  • Geosciences
  • Health Services Management and Hospital Administration
  • History
  • Industrial and Organizational Psychology
  • Inorganic Chemistry
  • Liberal Studies
  • Linguistics
  • Materials Sciences
  • Mathematical and Computational Finance
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Music
  • Organic Chemistry
  • Philosophy
  • Physical Chemistry
  • Physics
  • Psychology--General
  • Science Education
  • Statistics
  • Urban Design

Campus Life (Rice)

Location & Geography

Population


2,195,914

Nearest Metropolitan Area


Houston

Campus Size


300 acres

Weather


Temperature
39.7 average low in January, 90.1 average high in September
Rain
106 rainy days per year

Available Transportation


Nearest Bus Station
Houston
Nearest Train Station
-

Housing

College Housing


College offers housing to students

Types of Housing


Coed housing

Students of College Housing


72% of all students

Housing Restrictions


Freshman Housing Guarantee


Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing

Students Living Off Campus/Commuting


28%

Security

24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices


Available

24-Hour Security Patrols


Available

Late-Night Transport/Escort Services


Available

Electronically Operated Housing Entrances


Available

Personal Support Services

Health Service


Offered

Personal Counseling


Offered

Child Care


Not offered

Sports & Recreation

School Athletics


Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
owl
School Colors
Blue and gray

Intercollegiate Athletics (Women)


FactorOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Intercollegiate Athletics (Men)


SportOfferedScholarships Given
Baseball
Basketball
Cross-Country Running
Golf
Soccer
Swimming And Diving
Tennis
Track And Field
Volleyball

Recreational Sports


Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, cross-country running, football, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball

Student Activities

Activities And Organizations


Rice University offers choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, drama club, community service/volunteer program, intramural sports, college government, marching owl band

Sororities


Fraternities


ROTC


Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

Student Body

Co-educational


Yes

Number of Full-Time Undergraduates


3,916

Undergraduates


All Undergraduates
4,001
Women
1,889
Men
2,112

Ethnicity of Students from U.S.


  • 0.2% American Indian/Alaskan Native
  • 29.3% Asian
  • 7.7% Black/African-American
  • 16.6% Hispanic/Latino
  • 4.8% Multi-race (not Hispanic/Latino)
  • 0.2% Native Hawaiian/ Pacific Islander
  • 39.1% White
  • 2.0% Unknown

International Students


12.3% from 42 countries

Average Age


20

Number of Graduate Students


3,021

Student Resources (Rice)