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Founded in 1912, Rice University. is a Private college. Located in Texas, which is a city setting in Texas, the campus itself is Urban. The campus is home to 3,893 full time undergraduate students, and 2,962 full time graduate students.
The Rice University Academic calendar runs on a Semester basis. In the school year the student to faculty ratio was 6:1. There are 671 full time instructional teachers. Degrees awarded at Rice University include: Bachelor's Degree, Masters Degree, Post-master's certificate, Doctor's degree.
Admissions at are considered Most Selective, with ,31% of all applicants being admitted.
In the school year, of the students who applied to the school, only 5 of those who were admitted eventually ended up enrolling.
100% of incoming freshmen are in the top half of their high school class. 97% were in the top quarter, and 90% were in the top tenth. You can apply online.
We asked, and students answered these important questions about student life at Rice University.
74 Students rated on-campus housing 3.9 stars. 24 % gave the school a 5.0.
43 Students rated off-campus housing 3.9 stars. 0 % gave the school a 5.0.
75 Students rated campus food 3.7 stars. 20 % gave the school a 5.0.
75 Students rated campus facilities 4.5 stars. 52 % gave the school a 5.0.
75 Students rated class size 4.3 stars. 48 % gave the school a 5.0.
74 Students rated school activities 4.2 stars. 42 % gave the school a 5.0.
74 Students rated local services 4.1 stars. 38 % gave the school a 5.0.
74 Students rated academics 4.5 stars. 61 % gave the school a 5.0.
33 Students rated Rice University
Based on my exploration of Rice, the most appealing thing to me is the campus diversity. Being surrounded by people of different ethnic groups. The aspect of having the opportunity to interact with people from different backgrounds and cultures. Knowing that I’m surrounded by different people who I will get the privilege to learn together ,grow together and support each other.
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I like this University for being so diverse and open to every community to make it feel like if they were at home. I like how everyone can be involved in everything and can be able to meet new people and create new experiences. I like that they support each other in case that someone needs help.
If you want to be an engineer, computer scientist, or doctor, few schools rival Rice. Plenty of opportunities for the social sciences. If you want to study art or theater, you're better off at UT Austin. Rice is extremely insular and the residential college system isn't for everyone. I recommend resisting the urge to stay on campus all the time. Houston is a wonderful city with a lot to see.
The fall 2020 acceptance rate for Rice University is 15%. That means, out of _____ applications received in 2020 , _____ students were offered admission. The number of males who applied was _____ vs the number of females which was _____.
Rice students are very studious and serious about their work. That said, many are too serious about partying too. Orientation week can be an opportunity to meet friends that you will have for your entire life, but if you are placed into the wrong orientation group or you don't like the social atmosphere at your "college," you may find yourself feeling isolated and be left without the resources to meet others and make new friends.
My college experience has shown me how responsible I've become and has increased my knowledge of real-world things. It has been very valuable to attend because as a young adult I am transitioning from depending on my parents to depending on myself. College has helped me do this. In regards to school, I rely on myself to decide what classes I should take. This transition is making me make more life decisions that I usually would rely on my parents to make.
Rice offers strong academics.
I like that the school is small, but by senior year it can feel to small. Especially if you have a tough breakup in a relationship it is very hard to avoid the ex. The campus is beautiful and I think its great htat so many people live on campus and it is so easy to have and go to parties. I was happy overall with Rice administration. Overall students are pretty apathetic about alot of issues and I wouldnt say the student body is as smart or goal oriented as I had imagined. Not sure if that is a bad or a good thing.
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In some ways yes. There may be a certain level of social immaturity on campus, but it isn't alway present. People do work, but not everyone is a workaholic. People like to party, but again there is quite a variety. I think overall the average person is rather similar: Smart, driven but not psycho, nice.
The college system by far makes Rice unique. It is this system that makes the student body very inclusive.
Rice is a small university (in some ways resembling a liberal arts college but with good engineering and natural sciences) that is strong academically and has a quirky/interesting student body.
The people, curriculum, and school life is amazing.
The worst thing about my school is the lack of options for a meal plan. Currently, Rice offers one meal plan for all students: 19 meals per week - 3/day on weekdays and 2/day on Saturdays and Sundays. As a person who likes to explore a city and discover new restaurants, it would be nice to have an option for fewer meals per week because I would be able to go out to restaurants in the area and not feel guilty about spending money on a meal that I have previously paid for on campus.
The usual Rice studnet was a "dork" in high school, but everyone is very intelligent and interesting!
My school is best known for cutting-edge engineering and nanotechnology research. We get grants and awards for our work in nanotechnology and I've had classes with professors considered to be the leading innovators in nanotechnology. The school of engineering is very large, but doesn't overwhelm the other academic disciplines in my mind. Socially, we're known for our residential college system that greatly encourages students to make friends with all kinds of people.
Rice accepts a diverse range of people from all over the world, but it takes a lot of hard work and dedication to be here. A person who is not willing to keep up a strong work ethic and maintain discipline should not attend Rice; also, someone who is not willing to keep an open mind regarding new ideas or cultures would not be recommended to attend Rice.
The campus is beautiful and living in houston is really great!
Currently the administration seems out of touch with the student body.
By answering this question, I would reinforce stereotypes. No need to do that.
I think it would have been nice to know about the partying scene prior to coming to school in that it was a lot more intense than I had imagined it to be. However, both drinkers and non-drinkers are at ease at parties and if you are a non-drinker, you will never be pressured to drink by your peers, which is another wonderful thing about Rice students.
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There are a lot of places to get work done on campus, it depends what time of atmosphere you would like. Fondren library is probably the most popular. There are 6 floors at Fondren, and each has a different feel to it. First and second have a lot more socializing going on, so if you don't mind talking while working that's the place for you. The top floor has a beautiful view of the academic quad and is a lounge for the undergraduates, with cubbies, tables, and couches. The coffeehouse is another popular place to get some work done and also grab some great drinks!
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All students must apply yearly for financial aid. This process starts with the FAFSA.
Though financial aid deadlines vary by school, it is a good idea to apply as soon as possible. For the upcoming school year, you can apply as early as October 1 for the FAFSA. Additional school aid will be dependent on the FAFSA results.
67% of students
attending Rice University receive some sort of financial aid.
15% were awarded federal grants.
While 17% received federal loans.
Many students do also need to apply for additional private student loans.
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