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What Makes Us Special

About Rice University

A private, top-ranked research university, Rice occupies a 300-acre tree-shaded campus minutes from downtown Houston, the Museum District and the Texas Medical Center. With a 6:1 undergraduate student–faculty ratio and renowned residential college system, Rice students forge close relationships with faculty members who are leaders in their fields. Through its distinctive teaching, research and community service, Rice creates unconventional wisdom that transforms the lives of our students and contributes to a better world.

our students

Admissions  Help

Middle 50% SAT Range For Freshman Class

Mathematics710-800
Critical Reading680-760
Writing680-770

Freshman Class Geographical Profile  Help

Enrollment  Help

Gender: All Undergraduates  Help

Women 47%
Men 53%

Diversity: All Undergraduates  Help

Freshmen Returning For Sophomore Year: 97%  Help

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Price of Attendance in 2015-16  Help

Percent of Freshmen Receiving Aid by Type  Help

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Average Undergraduate Loans  Help
Owed At Graduation 
$25,528

Tuition and Fees History  Help

About Our Faculty  Help

Faculty Information

Student Faculty Ratio 6:1
Full-time Faculty with highest degree 98%

Undergraduate Class Size

Number of Students 2-19 20-39 40-99 100+ Total
Number of Classes 687 177 111 23 998

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