Rice University

Women's WCLA
7 / 10
3,992 Undergrads / 7,124 Students
7 / 10
$23,202 Net Price
10 / 10
11% Admitted
  • Team Conference

    WCLA Div. 1

  • College Type

    4-year, Private non-profit

  • Campus Type

    City: Large

Student Body
  • Male
  • Female
  • Full Time
  • Part Time
  • In-State
  • Out-of-state
  • Foreign
  • Other
  • White
  • Black
  • Asian
  • Latino
  • Foreign
  • Other
Student-to-faculty Ratio
6 to 1
Return For Sophomore Year
Overall Graduation Rate
Graduate On Time / in 6 Years
86% / 95%
Calendar System
Religious Affiliation
On campus housing is provided and is not required for incoming freshman

Other includes American Indian, Native Alaskan, Native Hawaiian or other Pacific Islander, two or more races and unknown race / ethnicity.

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Where Grads Live
  • Houston Texas Area
  • San Francisco Bay Area
  • Austin Texas Area
  • Dallas/Fort Worth Area
  • Greater New York City Area
  • Washington D.C. Metro Area
  • Greater Boston Area
  • Greater Los Angeles Area
  • Greater Seattle Area
  • Greater Denver Area
  • Greater Chicago Area
  • Greater Atlanta Area
  • San Antonio Texas Area
  • Greater Philadelphia Area
  • United Kingdom
Where Grads Work
  • Shell
  • BP
  • Baylor College of Medicine
  • Chevron
  • Schlumberger
  • ExxonMobil
  • Hewlett-Packard
  • Google
  • IBM
  • Microsoft
  • Intel Corporation
  • Deloitte
  • Accenture
  • MD Anderson Cancer Center
  • The University of Texas at Austin
What Grads Do
  • Engineering
  • Research
  • Education
  • Entrepreneurship
  • Information Technology
  • Operations
  • Consulting
  • Finance
  • Legal
  • Sales
  • Program and Project Management
  • Healthcare Services
  • Media and Communication
  • Arts and Design
  • Business Development
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Overall Experience
Student Life
Professor Rating
Test Scores
Critical Reading
690 - 770
750 - 800
1420 - 1550
34 - 36
31 - 35
33 - 35

This range represents the middle half of incoming freshman from the 25th to 75th percentile. The writing component is now optional and no longer reported. Historical writing ranges: 670 - 770 for SAT; 8 - 10 for ACT

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This distribution represents incoming freshman test scores and GPA on 4.0 scale.

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Applicants 20,923 11,040 9,883
% Admitted 11% 11% 11%
% Admits That Enroll 41% 42% 40%
Incoming Freshman Average GPA 4.11
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  • Waitlisted
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    Majors / Programs

    Degrees offered by popularity. Type = Bachelor.

    Business (33%)
    Visual & Performing Arts (12%)
    Education (12%)
    Communication & Journalism (9%)
    Psychology (8%)
    Criminal Justice & Law Enforcement (4%)
    Health Professions (3%)
    Liberal Arts & Sciences (3%)
    Social Sciences (3%)
    Biological & Biomedical Sciences (3%)
    English Language & Literature (2%)
    Computer & Information Sciences (2%)
    History (1%)
    Mathematics & Statistics (1%)
    Interdisciplinary Studies (1%)
    Natural Resources & Conservation (1%)
    Physical Sciences (1%)
    Foreign Languages
    Ethnic, Cultural & Gender Studies
    Philosophy & Religious Studies
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    Net Price

    Average net price = sticker price - financial aid.


    Average net price by income for incoming freshman receiving financial aid.

    Net price for all students (private non-profit and for profit institutions).

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    Sticker Price

    Sticker price = estimated total cost of attendance.

    On Campus
    Tuition & Fees$47,350
    Books & Supplies$1,200
    Cost of Living$14,000
    Personal Expenses$2,600
    Sticker Price$65,150

    Personal expenses includes laundry, transportation, entertainment and furnishings.

    Financial Aid

    69% of full-time, incoming freshman receive financial aid.

    Receiving Aid %
    Avg. Aid Amount
    Type of Aid
    Grant or Scholarship58%$39,956
    Federal Grants16%$5,119
    Pell Grants16%$4,512
    Other Federal3%$3,000
    State & Local Grants16%$3,752
    Institutional Grants58%$37,893
    Student Loans15%$7,531
    Federal Loans15%$4,231
    Other Loans3%$20,273

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    All financials shown for full-time, incoming freshman.

    Total Amount
    Per Student
    Financial Assets $6.23 Billion $874,348

    Value of endowment assets at fiscal year end.


    Total federal debt after graduation for undergrad borrowers: $11,200.

    Total cumulative student debt by percentile.

    Total Principal
    Monthly Payment
    10 Year Repayment $10,000 $119

    Most student loans have a grace period before repayment begins.

    3 Year Avg. Default Rate: 0.4%

    Avg. rate for colleges with lacrosse is 5.1%.

    Total federal debt excludes private student loans and parent PLUS loans. Cumulative debt cohort includes 605 students.


    Earnings 10 years after enrollment: $65,400

    Earnings of former students working by percentile.

    Earnings of former students who received federal financial aid. Figures shown are median.


    How long until this college investment pays off: 3.91 years.

    Median debt and foregone earnings divided by median earnings. Foregone earnings assumes 4 years to graduation; at this school, 86% of students graduate on time.

    Team Social
    Campus Safety
    On Campus
    In Residence Halls In Res. Halls
    Criminal Offenses
    Murder - -
    Negligent Manslaughter - -
    Rape 10 8
    Fondling 3 2
    Incest - -
    Statutory Rape - -
    Robbery 2 -
    Aggravated Assault 2 1
    Burglary 4 1
    Motor Vehicle Theft 1 -
    Arson - -

    In Residence Halls are a subset of On Campus statistics. Murder includes non-negligent manslaughter.

    The crime data reported by the institutions have not been subjected to independent verification by the U.S. Department of Education. Therefore, the Department cannot vouch for the accuracy of the data reported here. Statistics represent 3-year average data.

    Data from The National Center for Education Statistics (NCES), the primary federal entity for collecting and analyzing data related to education.

    Carnegie Classifications
    Basic ClassificationDoctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity
    Undergrad InstructionArts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence
    Graduate InstructionResearch Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, no medical/veterinary school
    Enrollment ProfileMajority undergraduate
    Undergrad ProfileFour-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
    Size and SettingFour-year, medium, highly residential

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