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Rice University Stats, Info and Facts

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5,879 Students

16% Admitted

  • 7,022 full time
  • 204 part time
  • 3,245 men full time
  • 2,430 women full time
  • 13,816 applied
  • 2,600 admitted
  • 1,000 enrolled

4,001 Undergraduates

$43,220 Tuition/Year

  • 2,934 Graduates
  • 44 Non-Degree
  • $43,220 in state
  • $698 fees
  • $14,000 room & board
  • $1,200 books and supplies

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At a Glance

Institution Type: Private not-for-profit
Campus Setting: Southwest Large City
Highest Degree Offered: Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Level of Institution: Four or more years
Calendar: Semester
School Mascot: Owls
School Colors: Blue and grey
Reviews in 3 Sentences
  • Emily from Catasauqua, PA
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  • Rice University is an all-around perfect school. The quality of life her is top notch; we have some of the happiest college students in the country. Of course, academic opportunity…

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  • Janet from Carmel, NY
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  • Rice is outstanding in all areas of college life, from academics, to partying, right down to the weather. I was a little hesitant to leave New York for Texas and…

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  • Nkemjika from Pearland, TX
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  • Rice University's motto is unconventional wisdom, and the university promotes just that. Rice is a small private school that allows for people to have an opportunity to make a change,…

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  • Rachel from Oklahoma City, OK
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  • The people--students, professors, staff--are kind and open, establishing a great atmosphere to make friends, have fun, and of course, learn. Academics are difficult as expected, but the help that is…

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Mission Statement

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.

Rice University
  • Located in Houston, TX
  • Private not-for-profit
  • 5,879 students enrolled
  • 16% admitted
  • $43,220 annual cost to attend


Student Responses to Review Topic: Am I Enjoying Being Here
  • 5
  • Johnathan from South Houston, TX
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    This is by far the most iconic and beautiful campus I have visited. I can actually envision myself here as a potential student, unlike with other schools. I like how the squirrels dominate the campus yet feel comfortable with so many people there. I even fed one of them!

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  • 5
  • Scott from Crown Point, IN
  • I am a current student here

    Campus life at Rice is great. When you get here you are placed in a residential college (think houses in Harry Potter) which you will be a part of for you career as an undergrad. College assignments are random to promote diversity which means that you will be close to people from every major and background instead of just people in your major. The college system also creates a sense of camaraderie across campus without hurting the common Rice affiliation.

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  • 5
  • Annonymous
  • I am accepted here and planning to attend soon

    I've been really pumped to attend Orientation week , and they have already sent so many letters/ informational packets that I already feel the sense of community from my residential college.

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  • 5
  • Fernando from Houston, TX
  • I am researching this school and have visited the campus

    The campus is beautiful. It is surrounded by trees around and not visible from the outside, the city. It has lots of trees and luscious, green grass to sit and enjoy nature.

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