- Undergrads: 60
- Undergrad Focus:
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- Acceptance Rate:
- Male Acceptance Rate:
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- Tuition Cost:
- Average Earnings in 10 Years: $25,300
- Return on Education:
|SAT Score Range||1410 - 1570|
|ACT Score Range||32 - 35|
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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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Slightly more students take the ACTs than the SATs.
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%.
|Admission Test Scores||Required|
|High School GPA||Recommended|
|High School Rank||Recommended|
|High School Record||Required|
|Complete High School||Required|
|Formal Demonstration of Competencies||Recommended|
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.
To learn more and apply for financial aid at Rice University you can visit financialaid.rice.edu/.
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.
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.
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.
The most popular majors at Rice University are:
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.
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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