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 Rice University

Rice University - Houston, TX

6100 S Main, Houston, Texas 77005-1827

General information:(713)348-0000
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Type:4-Year,Private not-for-profit
Awards offered:Master's degree
Bachelor's degree
Post-master's certificate
Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Campus setting:City: Large
Campus housing:Yes
Student population:6,224(3,755 undergraduate)
Student-to-faculty ratio:9 to 1
Admissions
Apply Online
Financial Aid
Net Price Calculator
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
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
Estimated Expenses for Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Detailed Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
Tuition and fees
In-state $32,057 $33,771 $35,551 -5%
Out-of-state $32,057 $33,771 $35,551 -5%
Books and supplies $800 $800 $800 0%
Living arrangement
On Campus
Room and board $11,230 $11,750 $12,270 -4%
Other $1,550 $1,550 $1,550 0%
Off Campus
Room and board $11,230 $11,750 $12,270 -4%
Other $1,550 $1,550 $1,550 0%
Off Campus with Family
Other $1,550 $1,550 $1,550 0%
Total Expenses 2009-2010 2010-2011 2011-2012 %change 2010-2011 to 2011-2012
In-state
On Campus $45,637 $47,871 $50,171 -6%
Off Campus $45,637 $47,871 $50,171 -6%
Off Campus with Family $34,407 $36,121 $37,901 -3%
Out-of-state
On Campus $45,637 $47,871 $50,171 -6%
Off Campus $45,637 $47,871 $50,171 -6%
Off Campus with Family $34,407 $36,121 $37,901 -3%
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $34,900
In-state fees $651
Out-of-state tuition $34,900
Out-of-state fees $651
Alternative Tuition Plans
Type of Plan Offered
Tuition guarantee plan
Prepaid tuition plan X
Tuition payment plan X
Other alternative tuition plan
Average graduate student tuition and fees for academic year 2012-2013
In-state tuition $29,730
In-state fee $502
Out-of-state tuition $29,730
Out-of-state fees $502
Undergraduate Student Financial Aid, 2010-2011
Full-time Beginning Undergraduate Students

• Beginning students are those who are entering postsecondary education for the first time.

Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Any student financial aid 684 72% --
Grant or scholarship aid 540 57% $15,226,106 $28,196
Federal grants 153 16% $860,730 $5,626
Pell grants 153 16% $675,005 $4,412
Other federal grants 123 13% $185,725 $1,510
State/local government grant or scholarships 149 16% $659,736 $4,428
Institutional grants or scholarships 537 57% $13,705,640 $25,523
Student loan aid 201 21% $1,354,372 $6,738
Federal student loans 180 19% $772,345 $4,291
Other student loans 54 6% $582,027 $10,778
All Undergraduate Students
Type of Aid Number receiving aid Percent receiving aid Total amount of aid received Average amount of aid received
Grant or scholarship aid1 2,582 73% $66,905,916 $25,912
Pell grants 586 17% $2,502,148 $4,270
Federal student loans 668 19% $3,252,637 $4,869

AVERAGE NET PRICE FOR FULL-TIME BEGINNING STUDENTS

Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded grant or scholarship aid from federal, state or local governments, or the institution.
2008-20092009-20102010-2011
Average net price Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
Full-time beginning undergraduate students who paid the in-state or in-district tuition rate and were awarded Title IV aid by income.
Average net price by Income 2008-2009 2009-2010 2010-2011
$0 - $30,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$30,001 - $48,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$48,001 - $75,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$75,001 - $110,000 Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable
$110,001 and more Not applicable Not applicable Not applicable

• 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 (lower of in-district or in-state), 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.

NET PRICE CALCULATOR

• An institution's net price calculator allows current and prospective students, families, and other consumers to estimate the net price of attending that institution for a particular student.

Fall 2011
Total enrollment 6,224
Undergraduate enrollment 3,755
Undergraduate transfer-in enrollment 56
Graduate enrollment 2,469
UNDERGRADUATE STUDENT GENDER
UNDERGRADUATE RACE/ETHNICITY
GRADUATE ATTENDANCE STATUS

Undergraduate application fee (2012-2013):$70

Graduate application fee (2011-2012):$70

Undergraduate Admissions Fall 2012

Total Male Female
Number of applicants 13,816 7,050 6,766
Percent admitted 19% 18% 19%
Percent admitted who enrolled 18% 7% 7%
Admissions ConsiderationsRequiredRecommended
Secondary school GPA X
Secondary school rank X
Secondary school record X
Completion of college-preparatory program X
Formal demonstration of competencies X
Admission test scores (SAT/ACT) X
TOEFL (Test of English as a Foreign language) X
Recommendations X
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)

Test scores:Fall 2011(enrolled first-time students)

Students submitting scores Number Percent
SAT 828 83%
ACT 496 50%.
Test Scores 25th Percentile* 75th Percentile**
SAT Critical Reading 650 750
SAT Math 680 780
SAT Writing 650 760
ACT Composite 30 34
ACT English 31 35
ACT Math 29 35
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

Percentage of Students Who Began Their Studies in Fall 2010 and Returned in Fall 2011

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 2011.

2011-2012 VARSITY ATHLETES

NCAA Division I-AMenWomen
All Track Combined 98118
Baseball 36-
Basketball 1515
Football 106-
Golf 9-
Soccer -29
Swimming -27
Tennis 119
Volleyball -15

INSTITUTIONAL ACCREDITATION

AGENCYPERIODS OF ACCREDITATIONSTATUS
Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges07/01/1914 Accredited

SPECIALIZED ACCREDITATION

No Records Found

2011 CRIME STATISTICS

ARRESTS-ON-CAMPUS200920102011
Illegal weapons possession002
Drug law violations34 4
Liquor law violations12107
Arrests - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Illegal weapons possession 002
Drug law violations 144
Liquor law violations 557
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 212
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 001
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 333110
Motor vehicle theft 041
Arson 000
Criminal Offenses - On-Campus Residence Halls 2009 2010 2011
Murder/Non-negligent manslaughter 000
Negligent manslaughter 000
Sex offenses - Forcible 202
Sex offenses - Non-forcible (incest and statutory rape only) 000
Robbery 000
Aggravated assault 000
Burglary 7116
Motor vehicle theft 000
Arson 000
• (!) 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 YEAR2009
Default Rate2.1%
Number in default10
Number in repayment461

• For further information on default rates please visit the Cohort Default Rate Home Page. This school's six-digit OPE ID is 00360400

Aid Programs

• Federal Family Education Loan (FFEL)

• Federal Direct Loan (Direct Loan)

COMPLETIONS(NUMBER OF AWARDS CONFERRED)

Completions are the number of awards conferred by program and award level.

PROGRAMMaster's degree Bachelor's degree Post-master's certificate Doctor's degree - research/scholarship
Architecture and Related Services Colleges
Architecture2342--
Category total2342--
Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender and Group Studies Colleges
Asian Studies/Civilization-10--
Women's Studies-10-
Category total-210-
Biological And Biomedical Sciences Colleges
Biochemistry10-8
Biology/Biological Sciences, General-0--
Ecology021-5
Category total197-13
Business, Management, Marketing, and Related Support Services Colleges
Business Administration and Management, General30120--
Category total30120--
Computer and Information Sciences and Support Services Colleges
Computer and Information Sciences, General101-9
Category total1015-9
Education Colleges
Secondary Education and Teaching4---
Category total4---
Engineering Colleges
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering840-18
Chemical Engineering623-10
Civil Engineering, General41-4
Electrical and Electronics Engineering242-11
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering81-6
Materials Engineering13-7
Mechanical Engineering200-6
Category total71177-62
English Language and Literature Letters Colleges
English Language and Literature, General56-3
Category total523-3
Foreign Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics Colleges
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General-1--
French Language and Literature05-2
German Language and Literature-1--
Linguistics64-7
Spanish Language and Literature04--
Category total622-9
History Colleges
History, General97-3
Category total931-3
Liberal Arts and Sciences Studies and Humanities Colleges
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies15---
Category total15---
Mathematics and Statistics Colleges
Applied Mathematics, General94-5
Mathematics, General96-6
Statistics, General176-2
Category total3549-13
Multi Interdisciplinary Studies Colleges
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology-0--
Cognitive Science-3--
Medieval and Renaissance Studies-1--
Multi-/Interdisciplinary Studies, Other-2--
Category total-25--
Natural Resources and Conservation Colleges
Environmental Studies5---
Category total5---
Parks, Recreation, Leisure, and Fitness Studies Colleges
Kinesiology and Exercise Science-3--
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management-0--
Category total-66--
Philosophy and Religious Studies Colleges
Philosophy46-4
Religion/Religious Studies43-4
Category total827-8
Physical Sciences Colleges
Astronomy-0--
Astrophysics02-0
Atomic/Molecular Physics2---
Chemical Physics-0--
Chemistry, General152-12
Geology/Earth Science, General96-5
Physics, General151-12
Physics, Other7--9
Category total4841-38
Psychology Colleges
Psychology, General1012-5
Category total1052-5
Public Administration and Social Service Professions Colleges
Public Policy Analysis, General-16--
Category total-20--
Social Sciences Colleges
Anthropology21-5
Economics, General1521-5
Political Science and Government, General39-0
Sociology-3--
Category total20179-10
Visual and Performing Arts Colleges
Art/Art Studies, General-2--
Music, General481-5
Visual and Performing Arts, General-4--
Category total4858-5
Grand total6191680178