Rice University Overview


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Located in Houston, Texas, Rice University is a mid-size four year private college offering both undergrad and graduate programs.

In the most recent statistical year 17,951 prospective students applied, and 2,865 were granted admission. Of those admitted 969 enrolled in the school. 6,472 students are enrolled on a full time basis, and 247 attend part time. In-state tuition for 2015/2016, excluding room and board, is $41,560 plus fees of $693.

Rice University is ranked 22 nationally in the tonbori.info 2016 U.S. Colleges Ranking.

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Graduation Rate

A college's graduation rate is a strong indication of its effectiveness and your potential to find success at a school. The following statistics measure the percentage of first-time, full-time students who earned a bachelor degree within four, five or six years from Rice University. For comparison, approximately 58% of starting students nationally earn a bachelor's degree within six years. Rice University is more effective than average at successfully graduating students.

4 Years

79% Received a Bachelor Degree in 4 years

5 Years

90% Received a Bachelor Degree in 5 years

6 Years

92% Received a Bachelor Degree in 6 years

Primary data source, U.S. Department of Education https://nces.ed.gov/collegenavigator/?id=227757 IPEDS survey data for Rice University.

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