|Business model||Not for Profit|
|Degrees offered||Undergrad & Graduate|
|Students with disability||7%|
|Student to faculty ratio||6:1|
|Dormitory capacity||3,318 students|
|Freshmen are required
to live on campus
Rice University is one of the most selective institutions in its admission process in the U.S. In Fall 2016, it received 18,236 applications and only 2,785 students were granted admission. Rice University is at the #13 spot (in a scale of 1 to 100) in terms of admission difficulty out of 1,781 4 year colleges in the U.S.
Among other admission requirements, applicants must submit ACT or SAT test scores in order to get their application considered. In Fall 2016, 64% of the enrollees submitted ACT scores and 66% submitted SAT scores.
|SAT||1410 to 1570|
|ACT||32 to 35|
In 2016-2017 academic year, Rice University's tuition was $43,220 for all students regardless of residency (61.3% more expensive than the national average tuition of a typical 4-year private institution)
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In 2016-2017 academic year, 67% of Rice University's full-time freshman students were awarded some type of financial aid. 15% of the students received need based financial assistance from the federal government with an average amount of $4,353 (which is 1.1% below the national average.)
The total number of federal student loan recipients at Rice University in 2016-2017, was 161, which is 17% of the total eligible students. The average loan amount given out to these students was $4,162 (which is 29.4% below the national average.)
In Fall 2016, Rice University has enrolled a total of 6,855 students (6,565 students full-time and 290 on a part-time basis). Out of the total 6,855 students, 36 of those students were transfer students. The gender ratio of the new enrollee was 58% men and 42% women and 3,893 students were enrolled for undergraduate programs and 2,962 for graduates studies.
Non-resident alien: 24%
Black/African American: 5%
Two or more races: 3%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 3%
Native Hawaiian or Other Pacific Islander: 0%
Listed below are the 10 largest majors offered at Rice University.Study areas with their online column set to zero are those programs that have an online option but there was no graduate in 2016-2017 academic year.
|Study Areas||Percent||Total Graduates||Online|
|Visual And Performing Arts||9%||108|
|Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services||6%||72|
|Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services||5%||55|
|Mathematics And Statistics||4%||47|
|Public Administration And Social Service Professions||4%||46|
|Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics||4%||41|
Graduation rate is a key indicator of an institution's education quality and the level of academic and financial support provided to students.
The following section details graduation and dropout rates of Rice University full-time students who started class in 2010 and graduated or dropped out prior to August 31, 2016.
The above graduation rate is the percentage of students who graduated within 150% of the normal graduation time. For a 4 year degree program, 150% of 4 years is 6 years and for a 2-year program 150% is 3 years.
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