Rice University

Rice, founded in 1912, is a private, comprehensive university. Its 300-acre campus is located three miles from Houston.

Entrance Difficulty: Most difficult
Overall Admission Rate: 21% of 12,393 applicants were admitted
Early Action Offered: No
Early Decision Offered: Yes
Regular Admission Deadline: January 1
Factors Considered for Selection of Students
Academic GPA: Very Important
Standardized Tests: Very Important
Essay: Very Important
Extracurricular Activities: Very Important
Qualifications of Enrolled Freshmen
Average GPA: Not reported
SAT Math: 690-790 range of middle 50%
SAT Critical Reading:  650-750 range of middle 50%
SAT Writing: 660-760 range of middle 50%
ACT Composite: 30-34 range of middle 50%

Cost of Attendance: $50,171
Tuition and Fees: $35,551
Room and Board: $12,270
Average Percent of Need Met: 100%
Average Freshman Award: $31,457
Average Indebtedness of 2009 Graduates: $13,944

Academic Calendar System: Semester
General Education/Core Curriculum: Required
Full-Time Faculty Teaching Undergraduates: 619
Regular Class Size: 2-9 students: 20-29 students: 21% of classes
30-39 students: 7% of classes
40-49 students: 4% of classes
50-59 students: 5% of classes
Over 100 students: 3% of classes

Financial Aid Office Contacts
E-mail:  fina@rice.edu
Web Site:  Financial Aid Web Site

Financial Aid Application Process
Application Deadline: Priority deadline March 1
Award Notification: On or about April 1
Methodology for Awarding Institutional Aid: Federal and Institutional Methodologies
Forms Required: Cost to File
FAFSA Code is 003604: Free

University Web Site:  www.rice.edu/

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