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Rice University

947 reviews
  1. Houston, TX
  2. 4 Year
#5 in Best Colleges in America
A+
Overall Niche Grade
  1. Academics
    A+
  2. Value
    A+
  3. Diversity
    A+
  4. Campus
    A+
  5. Athletics
    A
  6. Party Scene
    A
  7. Professors
    A+
  8. Location
    A-
  9. Dorms
    A+
  10. Campus Food
    A+
  11. Student Life
    A+
  12. Safety
    B
Rice University is ...
Private not-for-profit
Athletic Division
NCAA Division I-A
Athletic Conference
Conference USA
Address
6100 S Main
Houston, TX 77005
Website

Rice University Rankings

Niche ranks over 1,000 colleges based on more than 50 statistics and nearly 12 million opinions from college students.

Admissions

Acceptance Rate
15%
SAT Range
1390-1550
ACT Range
31-34
Application Fee
$75
SAT/ACT
Required
High School GPA
Recommended

Cost

Net Price
$20,512/ year
National
$15,431

Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Net Price by Household Income
  • <$30k
    $6,468/ year
  • $30-48k
    $6,083/ year
  • $49-75k
    $11,537/ year
  • $76-110k
    $22,683/ year
  • $110k+
    $32,042/ year

Academics

Professors
A+
Based on faculty accomplishments, salary, student reviews, and additional factors.
Student Faculty Ratio
6:1
Evening Degree Programs
Yes
98%
of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.54 responses
77%
of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.53 responses
60%
of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.53 responses

Majors

Students

Full-Time Enrollment
3,872Undergrads
Undergrads Over 25
1%
Pell Grant
15%
Varsity Athletes
9%
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes the typical student at this school?
Based on 26 responses
  • Active
    4%
  • Apathetic
    4%
  • Confident
    4%
  • Friendly
    38%
  • Nerdy
    4%
  • Overbearing
    4%
  • Rice-y. Enough Said
    15%

Campus Life

Freshmen Live On-Campus
100%
Poll
0%
of students say that Greek life is pretty big.37 responses
Poll
0%
of students say almost everything on campus revolved around sports.77 responses
Poll
What one word or phrase best describes your school?
Based on 21 responses
  • High-pressure
    10%
  • Wonderful
    10%
  • Work hard and enjoy it
    5%
  • Work hard, play hard
    19%
  • Work Hard. Play slightly less hard.
    57%

After Rice University

Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
$59,900/ year
National
$33,028
Graduation Rate
91%
National
47%
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
89%
National
83%
91%
of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.22 responses

Reviews

947 reviews
  • Excellent
    316
  • Very Good
    370
  • Average
    214
  • Poor
    31
  • Terrible
    16
It depends on your career path, but if you're in STEM, you'll be set. You will (assuming you actually TRY) be able to find a job related to your career easily.
  • College Junior
  • 1 month ago
Rice will build you up or break you down. What experience you have is up to what effort you put in.
  • College Junior
  • 1 month ago
Rice has an amazing atmosphere in which you can grow as a person and learn from others, classes, and yourself. OR, you can hang in the same group of people, all the time, talking about the same things, all the time. Rice has the avenues for you to become an amazing life-learner. It's up to you to take those avenues.
  • College Junior
  • 1 month ago