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Rice University Share Share

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SAT Score Range 1410 - 1570
ACT Score Range 32 - 35
Acceptance Rate
Admissions Selectivity
Admissions Yield
Gender Distribution
Average Salary after Graduating
Average Salary a Few Years after Graduating
Tuition + Fees
Student Median Household Income
Undergrad Focus
Undergrad Retention Rate
Undergrad Size
Graduation Rate
Category
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Acceptance Rate

15.9%

Acceptance Rate by Gender

Percent of Applicants

SAT Score Range

1410 - 1570
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600

ACT Score Range

32 - 35
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36

Tuition & Fees

$45,608

Average Salary in 10 Years

$91,600
Note: 10 years after enrolling at Rice University

Rice University is located in Houston, Texas. It is a mid-size private not-for-profit school and offers both undergraduate and graduate programs. It has 4,001 undergraduate students enrolled and admission is very competitive with an acceptance rate of 15.9%.

Popular majors include Engineering, Social Sciences, Biological and Biomedical Sciences, Mathematics and Statistics, and Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services. 91% of students graduate and go on to earn an average starting salary of $68,300.

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🗺 6100 S. Main Street
Houston, Texas 77005
🌐 www.rice.edu
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What test scores do you need to get into Rice University?

SAT Score Range

1410 - 1570
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 1600

ACT Score Range

32 - 35
25th to 75th percentiles
Out of 36

Median SAT Score

1490
Out of 1600

Median ACT Score

34
Out of 36
SAT Score Breakdown

SAT Total Score Ranges

SAT Critical Reading Score Ranges

SAT Math Score Ranges

SAT Writing Score Ranges

ACT Score Breakdown

ACT Total Score Ranges

ACT English Score Ranges

ACT Math Score Ranges

SAT Writing Score Ranges

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Should you take the SATs or the ACTs?

Students Submitting SATs

60%

Students Submitting ACTs

70%

Slightly more students take the ACTs than the SATs.

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Rice University has around 18,063 applicants.

Of the students admitted, 37% decide to enroll at Rice University. This is the admissions yield. A higher admisssions yield means students want to attend the school. A lower one means that they decided to attend another school.

Out of the 18,063 applicants 52% are men and 48% are women. This means that for every 100 male applicants, there are 93 women, or for every 100 female applicants, there are 108 men.

Rice University's acceptance rate is 15.9%. The acceptance rate for men is 15.3% and the acceptance rate for women is 16.5%.

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Who applies to Rice University?

Number of Applicants

18,063

Number of Applicants per Spot

17
per spot

Male Applicants

52%

Female Applicants

48%
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Getting into Rice University

Rice University Acceptance Rate

15.9%

Getting in

Very Selective

Male Acceptance Rate

15.3%

Female Acceptance Rate

16.5%
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Do Students Want to Go to Rice University?

Rice University Admissions Yield

37%
of accepted students choose to go to Rice University

Male Admissions Yield

38%

Female Admissions Yield

36%
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Admission Test Scores Required
High School GPA Recommended
High School Rank Recommended
High School Record Required
Complete High School Required
Recommendations Required
Formal Demonstration of Competencies Recommended
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Graduation Rate

91%
within 6 years

Men Graduation Rate

88%

Women Graduation Rate

95%

Undergrad Graduation Rate

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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Can you afford to attend Rice University?

Average Cost After Financial Aid

$19,232
for one year
Source: Dept. of Education

Published Tuition & Fees

$45,608
Excludes housing Source: Dept. of Education

Out-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$59,458
per year

In-of-State Cost: Tuition, Fees & Housing

$59,458
per year
How much debt will you graduate with?

Median Student Debt

$11,200
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

How much will you pay each month?

$119
Median debt expressed in 10-year monthly payments Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the median monthly payment a graduate of Rice University would expect to pay over 10 years.

Will you be able to pay off your debt?

87%
of students are able to pay down debt 3 years after graduation
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The 3-year repayment rate is the percentage of students who are able to repay some of their student debt.

Why does this matter? A high rate means that students are making enough money so that they can pay down their student debt. A low rate means that students are having trouble paying down their loans.

Rice University Financial Aid

Students Receiving Financial Aid

69%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

Students Receiving a Federal Student Loan

17%
of students
Source: Dept. of Education

To learn more and apply for financial aid at Rice University you can visit financialaid.rice.edu/.

Rice University Tuition and Room & Board

Out-of-State Tuition

Total Cost: $59,458
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

In-State Tuition

Total Cost: $59,458
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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How much money will you make after graduating from Rice University?

Rice University students, on average, make $91,600 10-years after they start school (this is approximately 6 years after graduation).

Their salary grows by around 8% in the several years after graduation.

Average Earnings of Students from Rice University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Data is for the number of years after you start at Rice University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

How much will your income increase each year?

7.6%
in early to mid-career Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Based on average salary 6 years and 10 years after starting school at Rice University.

Median Earnings of Students from Rice University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, U.S. Dept of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Rice University.

Male Students: Average Earnings from Rice University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Rice University.

Female Students: Average Earnings from Rice University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School)
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Rice University.

Range of Salary Outcomes 10 Years After Starting at Rice University

Annual Salary (Years after Starting School) by Percentile
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Salary data is for the number of years after you start at Rice University.
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Return on Education Share Share
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What's the return on the cost of your education?

Is it worth your money to attend Rice University? There are many ways to estimate the financial return on your education.

We use the 10-year average earnings (the 10 years start when you enroll, so if you attend a 4-year college, this would be approximately 6 years after you graduate) and the all in one year cost of attending the school. The all in cost is the sum of tuition, fees, and on-campus housing.

By comparing the two, you can get a sense if what the average graduate in early to mid career makes at least covers your cost of attending one year of school.

A higher number is better.

10-Year Average Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.5x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Rice University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Rice University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

10-Year Median Salary vs. 1-Year Full Cost of School

1.1x
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: This is the full-on cost of on year at Rice University. Salary is for the number of years after you start at Rice University. If this is a 4-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 6 years after graduation. If this is a 2-year college, then 10 years after entry would be 8 years after graduation.

Tuition vs. Earnings

Annual Costs and Earnings
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
Note: Housing costs are for on-campus housing.
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Student-Faculty Ratio

6
students per faculty

Average Professional Salary

$192,712
for full-time professors
Salary Group: High
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Can you go to grad school at Rice University?

Yes
Highest degree: Doctor's degree
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Undergraduate Focus

57%

Undergrads

4,001

Total Students

7,022
undergrads and grad students

Part-Time Students

1%

Students over 25

1%

Student Median Household Income

$77,708
per year
(compared to U.S. median household income of $61,372 in 2017) Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education, U.S. Census Bureau
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Who will be your classmates?

Women

47%
of undergraduates

Men

53%
of undergraduates

Are there more men or more women?

Slightly More Men

Rice University has slightly more male students than female students.

This means that for every 100 women, there are 113 men. Or that for every 100 men, there are 89 women.

International Students

12%
of undergraduates

Undergraduate Student Diversity at Rice University

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Student Age

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

Where are Students from?

Percent of Undergrads
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education
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What do students at Rice University study?

Rice University Popular Majors

Percent of Students
Source: College Benchmark, Dept. of Education

The most popular majors at Rice University are:

  1. Engineering
  2. Social Sciences
  3. Biological and Biomedical Sciences
  4. Mathematics and Statistics
  5. Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Approximately 62% of students choose to study one of these majors.
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Will you be happy at Rice University?

Undergrad Full-Time Student Retention Rate

97%

Student retention rate is an indicator of student satisfaction. Retention rate is the percentage of students who continue to study at the college the following year.

Higher retention rates mean students tend to stay at the college, while lower retention rates students are unsatisfied and leave.

Rice University has a retention rate of 97% for full-time undergrads, which is very high.

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Undergraduate Transfers

29
1% of undergraduates

Transfer In Rate

Very Low

Rice University has around 29 students who transfer into the school each year. This is very low at approximately 1% of total undergraduates.

Higher transfer in rates mean that students see Rice University as better than the college they were previously enrolled in. Higher rates also mean that there will be more new faces on campus.

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City Violent Crime Rate per 100,000

1,095
in 2017
Source: FBI

City Rape Rate per 100,000

58
in 2017
Source: FBI
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Presidential Election Results of 2016

Republican

Politically, Texas tends to be Somewhat Republican. In the 2016 Presidential election, 43% of the state voted for the Democratic party, 52% voted for the Republican party, and 3% voted for neither.

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