SummaryRice University is a private institution that was founded in 1912. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,319, its setting is urban, and the campus size is 285 acres. It utilizes a semester-based academic calendar. Rice University's ranking in the 2011 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities, 17. Its tuition and fees are $33,771 (2010-11).
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|Undergraduate education has remained at the center of Rice University's mission since its founding nearly 100 years ago. Our students have unparalleled... |
ApplyingWhen applying to Rice University, it's important to note the application deadline is January 2, and the early decision deadline is November 1. Scores for either the ACT or SAT test are due December 31. The application fee at Rice University is $65. It is most selective, with an acceptance rate of 22.3 percent.
For more information about the tests, essays, interviews, and admissions process, visit the Applying to College knowledge center.
|Fall 2009 acceptance rate||22%|
|Application deadline||January 2|
|SAT/ACT scores must be received by||December 31|
Academic LifeThe student-faculty ratio at Rice University is 6:1, and the school has 65.1 percent of its classes with fewer than 20 students. The most popular majors at Rice University include: Biochemistry; Economics; English language and literature; Political science and government; and Psychology. The average freshman retention rate, an indicator of student satisfaction, is 97.0 percent.
|4-year graduation rate||83% - High|
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Student LifeRice University has a total undergraduate enrollment of 3,319, with a gender distribution of 51.9 percent male students and 48.1 percent female students. 83.0 percent of the students live in college-owned, -operated, or -affiliated housing and 30.0 percent of students live off campus. Rice University is part of the NCAA I athletic conference.
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|Collegiate athletic association||NCAA I|
Campus Info & ServicesRice University offers a number of student services including nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, day care, health service, and health insurance. Rice University also offers campus safety and security services like 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, and controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc). 50 percent of students have cars on campus. Alcohol is permitted for students of legal age at Rice University.
|Students who have cars on campus||50% - Medium|
|Health insurance offered||Yes|
|Students required to own/lease a computer||No|
Paying for SchoolAt Rice University, 40.6 percent of full-time undergraduates receive some kind of need-based financial aid and the average need-based scholarship or grant award is $23,558.
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|Tuition and fees||$33,771 (2010-11)|
|Room and board||$11,750 (2010-11) - High|
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