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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:  6,621 (3,926 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:  6 to 1
Carnegie Classification
Doctoral Universities: Highest 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
6%
Special Learning Opportunities
ROTC (Army, Navy, Air Force)
Teacher certification
Study abroad
Weekend/evening college
Student Services
Remedial 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 2014Full timePart time
Total faculty656186
Instructional641182
Research and public service154
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 year2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
Tuition and fees$37,292$38,941$40,566$42,2534.2%
Books and supplies$800$800$800$8000.0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board$12,600$13,000$13,400$13,6501.9%
Other$1,550$1,550$1,550$1,5500.0%
Off Campus
Room and board$12,600$13,000$13,400$13,6501.9%
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 Expenses2012-20132013-20142014-20152015-2016% change 2014-2015 to 2015-2016
On Campus$52,242$54,291$56,316$58,2533.4%
Off Campus$52,242$54,291$56,316$58,2533.4%
Off Campus with Family$39,642$41,291$42,916$44,6033.9%
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Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year2015-2016
Tuition$34,214
Fees$536
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of PlanOffered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition planX
Tuition payment planX
Other alternative tuition plan
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2013-2014
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 aid165267%————
Grant or scholarship aid57058%$19,254,017$33,779
Federal grants14715%$681,607$4,637
Pell grants14715%$629,107$4,280
Other federal grants182%$52,500$2,917
State/local government grant or scholarships19019%$696,313$3,665
Institutional grants or scholarships56958%$17,876,097$31,417
Student loan aid17518%$1,329,989$7,600
Federal student loans16417%$717,548$4,375
Other student loans313%$612,441$19,756
  • 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 aid12,69968%$77,789,612$28,822
Pell grants65517%$2,759,293$4,213
Federal student loans66717%$3,176,313$4,762
  • 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.
2011-20122012-20132013-2014
Average net price$19,888$18,427$20,512
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income2011-20122012-20132013-2014
$0 – $30,000$6,841$7,799$6,468
$30,001 – $48,000$7,450$8,123$6,083
$48,001 – $75,000$10,537$10,187$11,537
$75,001 – $110,000$20,351$20,344$22,683
$110,001 and more$35,394$35,553$32,042
  • 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 2014
Total enrollment6,621
Undergraduate enrollment3,926
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment30
Graduate enrollment2,695
Undergraduate Attendance StatusUndergraduate Student Gender
Undergraduate Attendance Status:
Full-time: 99%
Part-time: 1%Undergraduate Student Gender:
Male: 52%
Female: 48%
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity
Undergraduate Race/ethnicity:
American Indian or Alaska Native: 0%
Asian: 22%
Black or African American: 7%
Hispanic/Latino: 15%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 0%
White: 38%
Two or more races: 4%
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: 45%
Out-of-state: 40%
Foreign countries: 15%
Unknown: 0%
  • Age data are reported for Fall 2013.
  • Residence data are reported for first-time degree/certificate-seeking undergraduates.
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: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%Graduate Enrollment by Distance Education Status:
Enrolled only in distance education: -1%
Enrolled in some distance education: -1%
Not enrolled in any distance education: 100%
Undergraduate application fee (2015-2016): $75
Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2014
TotalMaleFemale
Number of applicants17,7289,3348,394
Percent admitted15%15%15%
Percent admitted who enrolled35%37%34%
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 2014 (enrolled first-time students)
Students submitting scoresNumberPercent
SAT73477%
ACT48751%
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 Reading680760
SAT Math710790
SAT Writing670770
ACT Composite3134
ACT English3235
ACT Math3035
ACT Writing810
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: 96%
Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2013 and Returned in Fall 2014
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, 94 percent of entering students were counted as "full-time, first-time" in 2014.

Overall Graduation and Transfer-Out Rates for Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008
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:
[Began in Fall 2006]
4-year: 84%
6-year: 92%
8-year: 93%
[Began in Fall 2008]
4-year: 81%
6-year: 91%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Graduated in the Specified Amount of Time and Began in Fall 2006 or Fall 2008
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: 91%
Female: 92%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 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: 100%
Asian: 96%
Black or African American: 90%
Hispanic/Latino: 91%
Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander: 100%
White: 91%
Two or more races: 93%
Race/ethnicity unknown: 92%
Non-resident alien: 84%
Percentage of Full-time, First-time Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2008 and Received a Degree or Award Within 150% of "Normal Time" to Completion for Their Program
Completions (Number of awards conferred) 2014-2015
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
Architecture45240
Category total45240
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies
Asian Studies/Civilization5--
Latin American Studies2--
Women's Studies2--
Category total9--
Biological And Biomedical Sciences
Biochemistry6703
Biology/Biological Sciences, General18--
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology1926
Category total10429
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services
Business Administration and Management, General32791
Category total32791
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services
Computer and Information Sciences, General564610
Category total564610
Education
Secondary Education and Teaching-4-
Category total-4-
Engineering
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering-1-
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering442110
Chemical Engineering59415
Civil Engineering, General3145
Electrical and Electronics Engineering324510
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics-53
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering053
Materials Engineering000
Mechanical Engineering56152
Category total22210048
Engineering Technology and Engineering-Related Fields
Nanotechnology1228
Category total1228
English Language and Literature/Letters
English Language and Literature, General3764
Category total3764
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General1--
French Language and Literature300
German Language and Literature3--
Linguistics1121
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other2--
Spanish Language and Literature30-
Category total2321
History
History, General1880
Category total1880
Liberal Arts and Sciences, General Studies and Humanities
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies-12-
Category total-12-
Mathematics and Statistics
Applied Mathematics, General000
Computational and Applied Mathematics1498
Mathematics, General1685
Statistics, General26243
Category total564116
Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology2--
Cognitive Science37--
Medieval and Renaissance Studies0--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other0--
Systems Science and Theory-5-
Category total395-
Natural Resources and Conservation
Environmental Science0--
Environmental Studies-11-
Category total011-
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies
Kinesiology and Exercise Science57--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management23--
Category total80--
Philosophy and Religious Studies
Philosophy1013
Religion/Religious Studies475
Category total1488
Physical Sciences
Astronomy1--
Astrophysics5--
Atomic/Molecular Physics-4-
Chemical Physics2--
Chemistry, General332422
Geology/Earth Science, General8185
Physics, General132220
Physics, Other-52
Category total627349
Psychology
Psychology, General6138
Category total6138
Public Administration and Social Service Professions
Health Policy Analysis-0-
Public Policy Analysis, General3--
Category total30-
Social Sciences
Anthropology932
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics31--
Economics, General4723
Political Science and Government, General3785
Sociology278-
Category total1512110
Visual and Performing Arts
Art History, Criticism and Conservation65-
Art/Art Studies, General00-
Brass Instruments19-
Keyboard Instruments251
Music Theory and Composition421
Music, General000
Percussion Instruments02-
Stringed Instruments15261
Visual and Performing Arts, General8--
Voice and Opera19-
Woodwind Instruments161
Category total38644
Grand total1,033711176
Services and Programs for Servicemembers and Veterans
Yellow Ribbon Program (officially known as Post-9/11 GI Bill, Yellow Ribbon Program)
Dedicated point of contact for support services for veterans, military servicemembers, and their families
Recognized student veteran organization
Tuition policies specifically for Veterans and Servicemembers
Educational Benefits, 2013-2014
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance
Number of students receiving benefits/assistance:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: 30
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: 29
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - undergraduates: 0
DoD Tuition Assistance Program - graduates: 0
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution
Average amount of benefits/assistance awarded through the institution:
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - undergraduates: $26,668
Post-9/11 GI Bill Benefits - graduates: $24,767
2014-2015 Varsity Athletes
NCAA Division I-A MenWomen
All Track Combined79116
Baseball38
Basketball1715
Football111
Golf9
Soccer26
Swimming25
Tennis118
Volleyball16
Institutional Accreditation
AgencyPeriods of AccreditationStatus
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges(!)7/1/1914 -  Accredited
  • (!) Estimated date
2014 Crime Statistics
Arrests - On-Campus201220132014
Illegal weapons possession100
Drug law violations910
Liquor law violations036
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Illegal weapons possession000
Drug law violations310
Liquor law violations000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible22
Rape8
Fondling6
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery411
Aggravated assault202
Burglary353
Motor vehicle theft014
Arson011
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls !201220132014
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter000
Negligent manslaughter000
Sex offenses - Forcible12
Rape6
Fondling6
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only)00
Incest0
Statutory rape0
Robbery000
Aggravated assault200
Burglary201
Motor vehicle theft000
Arson011
  • (!) 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.
  • As of the 2015 data collection (2014 data onwards), statistics for Sex offenses - Forcible and Sex offenses - Non-forcible are no longer collected. Rape, Fondling, Incest and Statutory rape statistics were not collected prior to the 2015 data collection.
  • 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 Year201220112010
Default rate1.7%1.3%2.9%
Number in default9716
Number in repayment529523542
Aid Programs
  • Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)