Rice University: Review & Facts

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Rice University is a medium four-year, private not-for-profit school with 6,720 students enrolled. This school was founded in 1891 and is one of the 68 colleges located in Houston, Texas.

Academic Offerings



Majors
Offered
71
Fair
Bachelor's degree, master's degree, and doctoral degree are offered at Rice University.

Rice University implements a semester-based curriculum calendar system and provides 71 majors. The most popular concentrations are Engineering, Business, Management, Chemistry, and Biology. Read the details about Majors offered at this college and see prorgam Ratings compared to other colleges.


Student Retention
97%
Good
It is important to know student retention and graduation rates when you apply to a school to get your diploma or to engage in a long-term study; high retention and graduation rates are normally a good sign. Nevertheless, if you plan to transfer or take non-credit coursework, these metrics are not important.

Rice University student retention rate is excellent at 97% (well above Texas average). Considering this statistic, it seems that students definitely love their stay at this school.

Students to Faculty Ratio
6 : 1
Low
The graduation rate at Rice University is great: 92%.

Student to faculty ratio at Rice University is very good: 6:1. Learn more details regarding instruction at this college in the Faculty & Salaries report.

Tuition and Loans



Tuition and fees per year
$42,300
High
Average tuition cost is extremely high, about $41,600 per academic year. The additional fees at Rice University not covered by tuition are approximately $700; which totals $42,300 per year.

Read the details about Rice University additional charges as well as availability of loans and likelyhood of repaying them upon graduation in the Tuition & Loans report for this college.

Admissions Information



Acceptance
Rate
16%
Hard
As reported in recent data, 17,951 applications were submitted and 2,865 were accepted; so it is challenging to become a student at this school.

This college might accept your dual credits and advanced placement credits for admission.

Read more about admissions as well applicants test score information at Rice University in the Admissions and Tests report for this college.

Opportunities and Services



Dormatory
Annual Price
$9,300
High
Rice University offers study abroad programs and evening/weekend study opportunity, which is a great option for those who work full-time.

There are options for on-campus part-time employment at Rice University, which allows students to cover some of the tuition expenses. Additionally, this school helps students to evaluate their career options and to find a full-time job upon graduation.

Safety
Grade
F
Unsafe
Rice University provides on-campus housing. Dormitory capacity at this college accommodates around 3,400 students, which provides a nice on-campus housing opportunity. The room price is high, about $9,300 a year.

Army, Navy, and Air Force ROTC programs are available at Rice University. Reserve Officers' Training Corps commissioning programs typically imply elective classes in addition to required college curriculum, possible funding for your tuition, and an obligation to serve upon graduation.

ROTC
Available
Yes
It is important to keep in mind that enrolling in a ROTC course does not commit you to serve unless you have received a ROTC scholarship, grant, or any other funding.

Based on the college crime data, Rice University seems to be a very dangerous school. Read the details in the Campus Crime report for this college.

Rice University Location and Maps



Post Address: Rice University, 6100 S Main, Houston, Texas 77005-1827, USA
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