Rice University was opened in 1912 after the murder of its namesake, William March Rice, and has become a prominent center of cutting-edge research and undergraduate excellence. With a low student to faculty ratio that rivals that of the Ivy League universities, Rice makes sure that its undergraduate students have access to faculty throughout their academic coursework and research activities. The Rice Honor Code is unique in the way it governs academic affairs, as professors tend to give unproctored, take-home exams. Students must sign On my honor, I have neither given nor received any unauthorized aid on this (examination, quiz or paper). before taking an assignment home. Sitting on over 300 acres of wooded land, Rice is close to Houston’s museum district and provides students a picturesque alternative to the adjoining metropolitan area. Rice practices need-blind admission, meets 100 percent of students’ demonstrated need, and is consistently heralded as one of the best values in higher education.
|Admissions Phone||713 348-7423|
|Codes||SAT: 6609 ACT: 4152 FAFSA: 003604 CSS Profile: 6609|
|Location||Houston, Texas; Major city just outside downtown Houston|
|College Type||Private (nonprofit)|
|College Newspaper||The Rice Thresher|
|Enrollment||~3,500 undergraduate students|
|Popular Programs||Engineering, Psychology, Biology|
|Student Life||With most students living on campus, the 11 residential colleges have a strong presence in student life and inter-hall competitions like Beer-Bike build a sense of community among students. The university makes sure there is never a shortage of events on campus, and some popular ones include Rice Players theater productions, Lunar New Year Performance, Annual Rice Powwow, Shepherd School of Music concerts and athletic events.|
|International||~10% of undergrads; TOEFL: Required; SAT or ACT: Required; Financial Aid Available|
|Transfer||Yes, Fall; Minimum GPA 3.20; Two letters of recommendation and a statement of good standing from prior institution(s) are required|
|Crossover||Washington University, University of Texas, Duke, MIT|
|Other||Very Selective (~20% admitted), Early Decision, Common Application|
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