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Rice University Profile - SAT Scores, Costs and Admissions Data


Rice University

Rice University

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Rice University Description:

Rice University earns its reputation as a "Southern Ivy." Located in Houston, Texas, the university boasts a multi-billion-dollar endowment, a 5 to 1 ratio of undergraduates to faculty members, a median class size of 15, and a residential college system modeled after Oxford. Admissions are highly competitive, with roughly 75% of students coming from the top 5% of their class. Rice has won high marks for its diversity and value. In athletics, the Rice Owls compete in the NCAA Division I Conference USA (C-USA). Rice has a chapter of Phi Beta Kappa, and it is a member of the Association of American Universities.

Admissions Data (2012):

Enrollment (2012):

  • Total Enrollment: 6,484 (3,848 undergraduates)
  • Gender Breakdown: 51% Male / 49% Female
  • 99% Full-time

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Costs (2012 - 13):

  • Tuition and Fees: $37,292
  • Books: $800 (why so much?)
  • Room and Board: $12,600
  • Other Expenses: $1,550
  • Total Cost: $52,242

Rice University Financial Aid (2011 - 12):

  • Percentage of Students Receiving Aid: 75%
  • Percentage of Students Receiving Types of Aid
    • Grants: 63%
    • Loans: 21%
  • Average Amount of Aid
    • Grants: $30,283
    • Loans: $6,620

Most Popular Majors:

Architecture, Biochemistry, Biomedical Engineering, Chemical Engineering, Economics, English, History, Kinesiology and Exercise Science, Mechanical Engineering, Political Science, Psychology

Retention and Graduation Rates:

  • First Year Student Retention (full-time students): 96%
  • 4-Year Graduation Rate: 84%
  • 6-Year Graduation Rate: 92%

Data Source:

National Center for Educational Statistics

Rice and the Common Application

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Rice University Mission Statement:

mission statement from http://professor.rice.edu/professor/Mission2.asp

"As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor."

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