Rice University

Houston, TX

Questions and Answers

Joshua M.
6 hours ago
Can students chose their dorm roommates?
Jackson G.
1 day ago
Do you offer on-campus recycling programs for electronic waste and/or IT services to help with device malfunctions?
Kelli R.
2 days ago
If I got in, Would it be possible to attend Rice University for a year and then leave for 18 months for a church service mission and then return without reapplying?
Samantha C.
7 days ago
How does receiving financial aid from Rice University work after applying to the FASFA?
Alexis T.
18 days ago
What does the entering college process look like for high school applicants graduating with their AA, are they still allowed to participate in freshman orientation?
Sofia R.
18 days ago
Do Rice University students change dorms every year, or do they stay in the same housing all 4 years?

Academic details

SAT Score Range
Required with application
ACT Score Range
Required with application
Student Faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Most Selective (11% Acceptance Rate)
School type
Non-profit Private 4-year institution

Diversity statistics

35% White
18% Asian
11% Hispanic
6% Black
3% Multiracial
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Common Careers

Common Careers and Their Average Annual Salary

Software Engineer108k
Process Engineer92k
Data Scientist89k
Mechanical Engineer81k
Project Manager, (Unspecified Type / General)75k
Project Engineer73k
Architectural Designer57k
Based on 5,782 student responses
72.4kAvg. Early Career Pay
134.1kAvg. Mid-Career Pay
53%in High-Meaning careers
45%in STEM careers

Financial Snapshot

Average Financial Breakdown
Average grant for incoming freshmen
Average Pell Grant
Average Federal Loans

Average Institutional Grant
Average Total Loans
Published tuition and fees (Out of state)
$49,112 / year
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