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IPEDS ID: 227757
OPE ID: 00360400
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Rice University
6100 S Main, Houston, Texas 77005-1827
General information:  (713) 348-0000
Website:  www.rice.edu
Type:  4-year, Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:  Bachelor's degree
Master's degree
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:  City: Large
Campus housing:  Yes
Student population:  6,628 (3,965 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 to 1
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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.
Carnegie Classification
Research Universities (very high research activity)
Religious Affiliation
Not applicable
Federal Aid
Eligible students may receive Pell Grants and other federal aid (e.g. Direct Loans).
Undergraduate students enrolled who are formally registered with office of disability services
3% or less
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Academic/career counseling service
Employment services for students
Placement services for completers
Credit Accepted
Dual credit
Advanced placement (AP) credits
Faculty and graduate assistants by primary function, Fall 2013Full timePart time
Total faculty656189
Instructional640185
Research and public service164
Total graduate assistants-0
Instructional-0
Research-0
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Estimated expenses for academic year2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
Tuition and fees$33,771$35,551$37,292$38,9414.4%
Books and supplies$800$800$800$8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$11,750$12,270$12,600$13,0003.2%
Other$1,550$1,550$1,550$1,5500.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$11,750$12,270$12,600$13,0003.2%
Other$1,550$1,550$1,550$1,5500.0%
Off Campus with Family
Other$1,550$1,550$1,550$1,5500.0%
Total Expenses2010-20112011-20122012-20132013-2014% change 2012-2013 to 2013-2014
On Campus$47,871$50,171$52,242$54,2913.9%
Off Campus$47,871$50,171$52,242$54,2913.9%
Off Campus with Family$36,121$37,901$39,642$41,2914.2%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2013-2014
Tuition$31,687
Fees$530
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2012-2013
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Any student financial aid169575%————
Grant or scholarship aid56160%$18,970,047$33,815
Federal grants17419%$776,603$4,463
Pell grants17419%$728,603$4,187
Other federal grants162%$48,000$3,000
State/local government grant or scholarships12914%$537,374$4,166
Institutional grants or scholarships56160%$17,656,070$31,472
Student loan aid17919%$1,115,668$6,233
Federal student loans17218%$736,913$4,284
Other student loans253%$378,755$15,150
  • 1 Includes students receiving Federal work study aid and aid from other sources not listed above.
All Undergraduate Students
Type of AidNumber receiving aidPercent receiving aidTotal amount of aid receivedAverage amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid12,71170%$77,701,328$28,662
Pell grants66317%$2,744,640$4,140
Federal student loans69218%$3,240,352$4,683
  • 1 Grant or scholarship aid includes aid received, from the federal government, state or local government, the institution, and other sources known by the institution.

  • For more information on Student Financial Assistance Programs or to apply for financial aid via the web, visit Federal Student Aid.
Average Net Price for Full-Time Beginning Students
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2010-20112011-20122012-2013
Average net price$19,675$19,888$18,427
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2010-20112011-20122012-2013
$0 – $30,000$5,476$6,841$7,799
$30,001 – $48,000$7,540$7,450$8,123
$48,001 – $75,000$10,653$10,537$10,187
$75,001 – $110,000$22,816$20,351$20,344
$110,001 and more$35,396$35,394$35,553
  • Average net price is generated by subtracting the average amount of federal, state/local government, or institutional grant or scholarship aid from the total cost of attendance. Total cost of attendance is the sum of published tuition and required fees, books and supplies, and the weighted average for room and board and other expenses.
  • Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.
  • Title IV aid to students includes grant aid, work study aid, and loan aid. These include: Federal Pell Grant, Federal Supplemental Educational Opportunity Grant (FSEOG), Academic Competitiveness Grant (ACG), National Science and Mathematics Access to Retain Talent Grant (National SMART Grant), Teacher Education Assistance for College and Higher Education (TEACH) Grant, Federal Work-Study, Federal Perkins Loan, Subsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan, and Unsubsidized Direct or FFEL Stafford Loan. For those Title IV recipients, net price is reported by income category and includes students who received federal aid even if none of that aid was provided in the form of grants. While Title IV status defines the cohort of student for which the data are reported, the definition of net price remains the same – total cost of attendance minus grant aid.
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Fall 2013
Total enrollment6,628
Undergraduate enrollment3,965
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment57
Graduate enrollment2,663
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 98%
Part-time: 2%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 51%
Female: 49%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 21%
Black or African American: 6%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 39%
Two or more races: 5%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 1%
Non-resident alien: 12%
Undergraduate Student AgeUndergraduate Student Residence
Undergraduate Student Age:
24 and under: 100%
25 and over: 0%
Age unknown: 0%Undergraduate Student Residence:
In-state: 43%
Out-of-state: 46%
Foreign countries: 10%
Unknown: 1%
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates, Fall 2012.
Graduate Attendance Status
Graduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 92%
Part-time: 8%
Undergraduate Distance Education StatusGraduate Distance Education Status
Undergraduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: 0%
Enrolled in some distance education: 0%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2013-2014): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2013
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants15,4157,9377,478
Percent admitted17%17%17%
Percent admitted who enrolled38%39%37%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPAX
Secondary school rankX
Secondary school recordX
Completion of college-preparatory programX
RecommendationsX
Formal demonstration of competenciesX
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT)X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language)X
Test Scores: Fall 2013 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT78580%
ACT51453%
Test Scores25th Percentile*75th Percentile**
NOTES:
*  25% of students scored at or below
** 25% of students scored above
  • Data apply to first-time degree/certificate-seeking students.
  • Institutions are asked to report test scores only if they are required for admission.
SAT Critical Reading670760
SAT Math700790
SAT Writing670770
ACT Composite3134
ACT English3135
ACT Math3035
ACT Writing89
First-to-Second Year Retention Rates

Retention rates measure the percentage of first-time students who are seeking bachelor's degrees who return to the institution to continue their studies the following fall.

Retention Rates for First-Time Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Student retention:
Full-time students: 98%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2012 and Returned in Fall 2013
Overall Graduation Rate and Transfer-Out Rate

The overall graduation rate is also known as the "Student Right to Know" or IPEDS graduation rate. It tracks the progress of students who began their studies as full-time, first-time degree- or certificate-seeking students to see if they complete a degree or other award such as a certificate within 150% of "normal time" for completing the program in which they are enrolled.

Some institutions also report a transfer-out rate, which is the percentage of the full-time, first-time students who transferred to another institution.

Note that not all students at the institution are tracked for these rates. Students who have already attended another postsecondary institution, or who began their studies on a part-time basis, are not tracked for this rate. At this institution, 91 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2013.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007
Overall graduation rate:
Overall graduation rate: 91%
(*) Transfer-out rate:
Percentage of Full-time, First-Time Students Who Graduated or Transferred Out Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
  • (*) Not all institutions report transfer-out rates.
Bachelor's Degree Graduation Rates

Bachelor’s degree graduation rates measure the percentage of entering students beginning their studies full-time and are planning to get a bachelor’s degree and who complete their degree program within a specified amount of time.

Graduation Rates for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
Bachelor's degree rate:
4-year: 79%
6-year: 92%
8-year: 93%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Gender for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
Male: 88%
Female: 94%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees
6-Year Graduation Rate by Race/Ethnicity for Students Pursuing Bachelor's Degrees:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 50%
Asian: 97%
Black or African American: 83%
Hispanic/Latino: 89%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 91%
Two or more races: 83%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 100%
Non-resident alien: 91%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2007 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2012-2013
Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.
sort byProgramBachelorMasterDoctor
  • Data shown are for first majors.
  • (-) Program is not offered at this award level.
Architecture and Related Services
Architecture46180
Category total46180
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization13--
Women's Studies5--
Category total18--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry7116
Biology/Biological Sciences, General22--
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology2664
Category total119710
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General0347-
Category total0347-
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General34178
Category total34178
Education
Secondary Education and Teaching-4-
Category total-4-
Engineering
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering421717
Chemical Engineering5526
Civil Engineering, General2426
Electrical and Electronics Engineering472311
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering256
Materials Engineering413
Mechanical Engineering4797
Category total2215956
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General2574
Category total2574
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General4--
French Language and Literature500
German Language and Literature4--
Linguistics1134
Spanish Language and Literature90-
Category total3334
History
History, General3446
Category total3446
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-7-
Category total-7-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General14143
Mathematics, General2332
Statistics, General15194
Category total52369
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology1--
Cognitive Science19--
Medieval and Renaissance Studies0--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0--
Category total20--
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Studies-4-
Category total-4-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science31--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management18--
Category total49--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy731
Religion/Religious Studies555
Category total1286
Physical Sciences
Astronomy0--
Astrophysics3--
Atomic/Molecular Physics-1-
Chemical Physics2--
Chemistry, General181823
Geology/Earth Science, General11132
Physics, General1899
Physics, Other-912
Category total525046
Psychology
Psychology, General5577
Category total5577
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Health Policy Analysis-2-
Public Policy Analysis, General3--
Category total32-
Social Sciences
Anthropology923
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics45--
Economics, General4777
Political Science and Government, General3374
Sociology8--
Category total1421614
Visual and Performing Arts
Art/Art Studies, General102-
Music, General23618
Visual and Performing Arts, General16--
Category total49638
Grand total964659178
2012-2013 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined81116
Baseball33
Basketball1214
Football104
Golf10
Soccer28
Swimming26
Tennis1010
Volleyball15
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(!)7/1/1914 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2012 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201020112012
Illegal weapons possession021
Drug law violations449
Liquor law violations1070
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Illegal weapons possession020
Drug law violations443
Liquor law violations570
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible122
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery014
Aggravated assault002
Burglary31103
Motor vehicle theft410
Arson000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201020112012
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible021
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)000
Robbery000
Aggravated assault002
Burglary1162
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson000
  • (!) Residence Halls are a subset of On-Campus statistics
  • The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here.
  • These data do not include incidents that: (a) took place off campus on public property immediately adjacent to and accessible from the Campus; (b) took place on a noncampus building or property owned or controlled by a student organization that is officially recognized by the institution; or (c) incidents at buildings/property owned or controlled by an institution but is not contiguous to the institution. For further information, see http://ope.ed.gov/security.
Three-year Official Cohort Default Rates
Fiscal Year20102009
Default rate2.9%2.1%
Number in default1610
Number in repayment542461
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)
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