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Diversity

  • 49% of the students are from outside the state of Texas.
  • 11% of the students are from outside of the US.
    (Based on total undergraduates.)



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Rice University


Overview

  • Rice is a private research university in Houston, Texas with significant academic resources, an emphasis on undergraduate research, and a diverse, collaborative residential community. Map.
  • Rice enrolls approximately 3,920 undergraduate students. 
  • Rice offers a wide array of majors across six schools of study – Humanities, Social Sciences, Natural Sciences, Engineering, Music and Architecture. Additional opportunities are available through the Jones School of Business.
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Socio-economic Diversity

  • 21% of students at Rice have family incomes below $60,000.
  • 17% of students at Rice receive Federal Pell Grants, which mostly go to students whose family incomes are below $40,000.

 

    Racial Diversity
    African American      7%
    Asian American 21%
    Caucasian 41%
    Hispanic 14%
    International 11%
    Native American <1%
    Multiracial 5%

     

    Gender Ratio
    Female 49%
    Male 51%

     

 

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School Profile

Campus Setting - Houston, TX

  • Urban 
  • City population: 6 million
  • 300-acre private campus 
  • 23 Fortune 500 companies located downtown 
  • More than 90 languages spoken in city

Size

  • 3,920 undergraduates 
  • 976 freshmen 
  • 2,567 graduate students

Admissions

  • 15% applicants admitted 
  • SAT CR middle 50%: 700-790
  • SAT M middle 50%: 720-800
  • SAT W middle 50%: 700-790
  • ACT middle 50%: 32-35