About Rice University
On Campus Housing
A private university by the name of Rice University is located in Houston, TX. Rice University covers an area of 300 acres. Rice University was founded in the year 1912. Keeping the pursuit of research, innovation, and excellence at the center, Rice University has been imparting quality education to its students. The motto of the varsity is Letters, Science, Art and its official colors are blue and gray. The total enrolment stands at 7,124 (Fall 2018) students at Rice University. Around 3,989 and 3,293 students take admission in various undergraduate and postgraduate courses of the university. The school has a total of 680 full time academic staff. These faculty teach different courses to the students. Around 100% of the students are 24 and under at Rice University. At RU around 32% are white, 26% are Asian, and 16% belong to Hispanic ethnicity. And, when it comes to gender distribution at the varsity, around 48% of the students are females and 52% are males. The college has produced several achievers in its 108 years of existence and some of the notable alumni are Peggy Whitson (Biochemist, Astronaut), James H. Newman (Physicist, Astronaut), John Doerr (Venture capitalist), and Joyce Carol Oates (Editor, Poet). Rice University's sporting teams are affiliated to NCAA Division I – C-USA. Like several universities in the country, athletics play an important part here as well. Taking into account all the undergraduate and graduate degrees, including both residential and online, RU offers around 150 programs. The university also has a long list of accreditations. It has been accredited by ABET (Accreditation Board for Engineering and Technology, Inc.), and SACS (Southern Assn. of Colleges and Schools). $6 billion (2019) is the total value of endowment of the Rice University.
It becomes easier for the aspirants to apply to a university and have their doubts regarding the same cleared if the university has a ranking. Considered one of the best publications when it comes to ranking universities, Forbes has placed Rice University at the 21st position on the latest list of top colleges. However, it is to be noted that the rankings are decided based on common metrics like acceptance rate, endowment, benefits, and SAT scores, among others.
Annual Cost to Attend
Average Annual Cost
Tuition fees and the cost of living during the course tenure are the next two things that a student should keep in mind before applying to RU. The annual full-time cost of attendance comes out to be approximately $67,102. The average annual tuition cost ($49,112), books and supplies ($1,200), room and boarding ($14,140), and budget for other expenses ($2,650) are all included in this cost. If it sounds unaffordable to the applicant, there are numerous financial aid options available that they can explore.
Highest Degree Offered
36% percentage of students who recieved an income-based Federal Pell Grant intended for low-income students.
Median Household Income
$77,708 per year
Campus Emergency Phones
Mobile Campus Emergency Alert
Students who want to enjoy the campus and lodging life can benefit from the on-campus housing facility provided by RU. At RU, $14,140 is the normal expense for on-campus housing, which a student will be needed to pay, each year. Rice University has several dining and meal plan options for its students and the average meal plan at RU costs around $4,400 per year. To ensure the safety and security of students, the university has a number of campus safety and security measures in place. Some of these features include 24-hr security patrol, campus emergency phones, 24-hr escort safety rides and mobile campus emergency alert. The university has enrolled around 52% male and 48% female students.
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Median Earnings 10 Years After Graduation
Students Receiving Gift Aid
Average Aid Per Year
Students Receiving Federal Grants
Average Aid Per Year
Average Grant & Scholarship by Family Income
$30K - $48K
$48K - $75K
$75K - $110K
Total Needs based Scholarships/Grants
Total Non-Needs based Scholarships/Grants
The financial aid department of Rice University helps students by assisting them with scholarships, grants, and student loans in the event that they find the fees and the cost of living at the campus to be expensive. At the university, the average federal grant comes to be around $5,358, whereas the financial aid is $42,560. The students at the university are provided with state aid and institutional aid. The state aid stands at $3,845, while the institutional aid is $42,560. The total need-based scholarships/grants offered at RU based on students' financial needs add up to $507,985 per year. Meanwhile, the total non-need-based scholarships/grants in a year come to around $12,665,823.