MS 17, PO Box 1892Houston, TX 77251-1892 713-348-7423
About Rice University
  • Year of Foundation 1912
  • Size of Campus 300 acre
  • Type of Instituition Private institution
  • Religious Orientation None
  • Degrees Bachelor, Master
  • Calendar Type Semester
  • Undergraduate Population 3,185
  • Women % / Men % / Out of state 48%, 52%, 45%
  • App. Deadlines FAFSA
  • Tuition Costs In / Out - State $30,782
  • Room and Board $11,230
  • Nonfall Registration Not Accepted
  • Selectivity of the Intuition Most selective
  • Application Fee 60
  • Enrollment No. 3,102
Rice is a first-tier research university in the midst of a vibrant city. It is also an intimate and highly selective college located on a beautiful wooded campus. Compact in size, it has national and international reach and seeks to attract the most talented people by promoting, celebrating, and reaping the benefits of diversity. 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.
Social Life And Activities
  • Number of frats 0
  • Setting Urban
  • Number of on-campus international organizations (Appears as submitted by school) examples include: African Students Assoc. ; Asian Pacific Americans for Social Action; Black Student Assoc. ; Chinese Student Assoc. ; Hispanic Assoc. for Cultural Enrichment; Indian Students at Rice; International Student
  • On-campus religious organizations (Appears as submitted by school) examples include: Catholic Student Assoc. ; Christians on Campus; Hillel; Interfaith Dialog Assoc. ; Intervarsity Christian Fellowship; Baptist Student Ministry; Canterbury Episcopal Student Assoc. ; Latter-Day Saints Stude
  • Number of sororities 0
  • Number of students in fraternities 0
  • Other general policies class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited
  • Other on-campus organizations 0%
  • Alcohol Policies Yes
  • Percent students who are frat members 0%
  • Number of frat chapter houses 0
  • Percent students who are frat sororities 0%
  • Number of honor societies examples include: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Pi Delta Phi, Society of Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi Assoc. , Delta Phi Alpha, Sigma Delta Pi, Tau Sigma Delta, Eta Kappa Nu, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Psi Chi
  • Popular Event and Social Activities on Campus Rice Players theater productions; Shepherd School of Music concerts; Athletic events; Beer-Bike (annual Residential College competition/event); ADVANCE (Advocating Diversity and the Need for Cultural Exploration) CultureQuest (annual citywide scavenger hun
  • Distance to nearest bus Houston (3)
  • Public Transportation to the University Yes
  • Car Permitted On Campus Yes
  • Distance to nearest airport Houston - Bush Intercontinental Airport (26), Houston - William P. Hobby Airport (14)
  • Distance to nearest train Houston (5)
Student Housing
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are singles 13%
  • Number of housing and appartment units owned by the university 20
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are undefined 0%
  • Off and remote campus housing assistance available Yes
  • College housing safety - Sprinkler system 100%
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are doubles 74%
  • High speed or wireless internet in college housing 5%
  • Type of housing provided for students coed dorms (100%), special housing for disabled students
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are apartments 0%
  • College housing safety - Fire alarms 100%
  • Number of students using college housing 69%
  • College campus housing availability No
  • Percentage of housing units owned by the college that are triples 13%
  • On and Off campus housing offered Yes
Campus Services
  • Library On Campus Yes
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Other Locations 200
  • Internet Access Yes
  • Library Facilities Federal depository for US government publications, patents and trademarks; The Woodson Research Center (rare books, manuscripts, university archives); Alice Pratt Brown Fine Arts Library
  • Online Course Registration Available Yes
  • Number Of Books in Library 2,437,177
  • Wireless Network - Student wi-fi Yes
  • Location Of Available Computers computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • Museums James A. Baker III Hall (home of Baker Institute for Public Policy); Alice Pratt Brown Hall (with Stude Concert Hall and Edythe Bates Hall with Grand Organ); Art Gallery; Anderson Hall (with Architecture studios); Ryon Engineering building (with civil eng
  • Campus Safety 24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)
  • Number Of Subscriptions 18,409
  • Location Of Area With Wireless Support in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Basic Services Provided nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In The Library 20
  • Computer Courses No
  • Number Of Microforms 3,168,578
  • Estimated Capacity Of Wireless Network 250
  • Tutoring and Remedial Help N/A
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Classrooms 500
  • Student Computer Availability No
  • Number of Audiovisuals-cds,videos,dvds 51,036
  • OS of Wifi Network Other
  • Counseling Services minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological
  • Number Of Wired Computers Available In Campus Labs(est) 20
  • Student Email Accounts Yes
  • Number of e-books 24,096
  • Student Allowed To Post A Web Page Yes
Student Employment and Career
  • Career placment and training on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other
  • Employed Students after 6 Months 65%
  • Airforce ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Houston)
  • Employed Students after 2 years N/A
  • Army ROTC on campus? Offered at cooperating institution (University of Houston)
  • Employed Students after 1 year N/A
  • Navy ROTC on campus? Offered on campus
  • The average earnings of employed undergrads 1,800
  • Does the school discourage student employment No
  • Number of undergraduates (only) with employment 41%
  • Top Companies Selecting Students For Jobs Accenture; Bain and Company; BP; Deloitte Consulting; Deutsche Bank; Jones McClure Publishing; Lyondell/Equistar Chemicals; National Instruments; Peace Corps; Teach for America; UBS Investment Bank; US Navy
  • Student Employment Federal Work Study Program Available
Loan, Scholarship, Fellowship, Grant Page Details
  • Specific Locations/Universities Metropolis