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Rice University is a private, nonprofit school in an urban setting in Houston, Texas. Rice was founded in 1912 and now enrolls around 7,643 students a year, including 4,076 undergrads. Rice provides housing for students. Most students live in off campus housing.
There are many ways for students to get involved at Rice! Love music or performing? Join a campus band, sing in a chorus, or perform with one of Rice's theater groups.
Interested in journalism or communications? Rice students can write for the campus newspaper, host a radio show or be a producer for the student-run television channel.
There are no fraternities or sororities at Rice, so it might be a good choice if you're not interested in Greek life.
Planning to play sports? Rice has many options for athletes. See them all and learn more about life at Rice on the Student Life page.
Learn more about life at Rice on the Student Life page.
Mark your calendar! The final application deadline for Fall 2022 is January 1. Regular decision applicants for Fall 2022 should hear from Rice by April 1.
|2021 Rice Facts At-A-Glance|
|Overall Acceptance Rate||11%|
|Early Decision Acceptance Rate||2%|
|Applicants Submitting SAT scores||59%|
The definition of a "good school" is different for different people. Admissions difficulty and admitted student statistics can give you a sense of how selective a school is, but they don't say much about the quality of the education or the student experience. However, there are a few good ways to get a better sense how satisfied students are and how well a school supports its student body.
Let's take a look at to get a better idea of what Rice offers and if it could be a good fit for you.
It is extremely difficult to get into Rice. The acceptance rate at Rice is 11%. In 2021, just 2,555 out of the 23,455 students who applied were accepted.
Retention is the number of students that stay enrolled at a school over time. This is a way to get a sense of how satisfied students are with their school experience, and if they have the support necessary to succeed in college.
Out of all the first-year, full-time undergrads who start at Rice, around 96% return for their sophomore year. Around 94% of students who started at Rice earn their Bachelor's degrees within six years. The average six-year graduation rate for U.S. colleges and universities is 61% for public schools, and 67% for private, non-profit schools.
Job placement rates after graduation and average starting salaries can all give important clues about the value of a degree from a specific school.
An endowment is the total value of a school's investments, donations, and assets. Endowment is not necessarily an indicator of the quality of a school, but it can give you a sense of how much money a college can afford to invest in expanding programs, improving facilities, and support students. As of 2021, the total market value of the school endowment was $6.3 billion. The average college endowment was $905 million in 2021. For each full-time student, Rice spends about $47,520 a year.
Cost is another important factor when choose a college. Some colleges may have high tuition, but do a better job at meeting students' financial need. Rice meets 100% of the demonstrated financial need for undergraduates. First-year students that attend Rice full-time are awarded $53,687.8 a year in financial aid, on average.
Students in the class of 2021 who had taken out student loans graduated with an average of $24,188.16 of debt. For context, compare this number with the average national debt, which is around $36,000 per borrower.
The 2022-2023 FAFSA Opened on October 1st, 2021
Some aid is awarded on a first-come, first-served basis, so fill out the FAFSA as soon as you can. Visit the FAFSA website to apply for student aid. Remember, the first F in FAFSA stands for FREE! You should never have to pay to submit the Free Application for Federal Student Aid (FAFSA), so don't give your money (or info!) to any website that claim you do.
Learn more about Tuition and Financial Aid at Rice. Based on this information, how does Rice sound? Remember, a school that is perfect for one person may not be the right school for someone else! So ask yourself: Is Rice a good school for you?
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Rice is located in the urban setting of Houston, Texas.
If you want to see Rice for yourself, plan a visit. The best way to reach campus is to take U.S. Highway 59 to Houston, or book a flight to the nearest airport, William P. Hobby.
You can also take a virtual campus tour to get a sense of what Rice and Houston are like without leaving home.
First-Year Applications are Due
The deadline for Fall first-year applications to Rice is Jan 1.
The deadline for Fall transfer applications to Rice is Mar 15.
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Wondering what life at Rice is like? There are approximately 7,643 students enrolled at Rice, including 4,076 undergraduate students and 3,567 graduate students. 97% percent of students attend school full-time, 45% percent are from TX and 55% percent of students are from other states.
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