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Rice University


Graduates

  • 65% have a job after 6 months
  • N/A have a job after 1 year
  • N/A have a job after 2 years

Tuition

$23,500 / year

Room and Board

$9,590

Application deadline

January 10

Application fee

$50




Educational Resources

Libraries

Federal depository for US government publications, patents and trademarks; The Woodson Research Center (rare books, manuscripts, university archives); Alice Pratt Brown Fine Arts Library

  • Member of library consortia.
  • 2,437,177 books, serial backfiles, and other material including government documents.
  • 18,409 current serial subscriptions.
  • 3,168,578 microforms.
  • 51,036 Audio/Visual items.
  • 24,096 e-books.

Museums & Art

James A. Baker III Hall (home of Baker Institute for Public Policy); Alice Pratt Brown Hall (with Stude Concert Hall and Edythe Bates Hall with Grand Organ); Art Gallery; Anderson Hall (with Architecture studios); Ryon Engineering building (with civil engineering structural test bay - 5,000 sq.ft. with 20-ton overhead crane); Rice University Campus Observatory

Computing

Requirements

  • Students are not required to take a computer course.
  • Students are not required to own or lease a computer.
  • Recommended computer operating system: Other

Campus Resources

  • 523 computers for student use in locations such as computer center/labs, residence halls, library, student center
  • 20 Internet connections in libraries.
  • 500 Internet connections in classrooms.
  • 20 Internet connections in Laboratories.
  • 200 Internet connections elsewhere on campus.

Student accommodations

  • Email accounts are available to all students.
  • Internet access is available to all students.
  • Student web-pages are permitted.
  • Online class registration is available.
  • 100% of college-owned hosting units are available for internet access.

Wireless Internet Hotspots

  • Wifi is available in all the libraries, in some classrooms, in computer labs, in administrative/faculty offices and work areas, in all college-owned, operated, or affiliated housing
  • Campus wireless internet hotspots are not available.
  • Approximately 250 students can be on the network at once.

Services

Basic

nonremedial tutoring, women's center, placement service, health service, health insurance

Counseling

minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological

Career

on-campus job interviews, internships, resume assistance, career/job search classes, alumni network, interest inventory, interview training, other

Campus Safety

24-hour foot and vehicle patrols, late night transport/escort service, 24-hour emergency telephones, lighted pathways/sidewalks, controlled dormitory access (key, security card, etc)

Campus Life

Housing

Overview

  • The school offers housing for students.
  • 69% of students live in school housing.
  • The school will provide assistance for off-campus housing

Types of housing available

  • 13% of housing units are Singles.
  • 74% of housing units are Doubles.
  • 13% of housing units are Triples.
  • 0% of housing units are Apartments.
  • 0% of of housing units are some other type.
  • In total, there are 20 housing buildings.

Room Accessories

  • 100% of rooms are equipped with sprinkler systems.
  • 100% of rooms are equipped with fire alarms.
  • 100% are equipped with high-speed internet connections.

Extracurricular

  • 99% of students remain on campus over the weekends, on average.
  • Alcohol is permitted on campus.
  • Popular events on campus: Rice Players theater productions; Shepherd School of Music concerts; Athletic events; Beer-Bike (annual Residential College competition/event); ADVANCE (Advocating Diversity and the Need for Cultural Exploration) CultureQuest (annual citywide scavenger hunt); Residential College parties; Coffee House -- Spontaneous Combustion (improv); Archi Arts Ball; Unity and Diversity Week; Hacer Posada; South Asian Society's Dhamaka; Black Student Association Soul Night; Chinese Student Association Lunar New Year
  • Student activities: choral groups, concert band, dance, drama/theater, jazz band, literary magazine, marching band, music ensembles, musical theater, opera, pep band, radio station, student government, student newspaper, student film society, symphony orchestra, television station, yearbook
  • In total, there are about 216 organizations on campus.
  • Honor societies: examples include: Phi Beta Kappa, Phi Lambda Upsilon, Pi Delta Phi, Society of Sigma Xi, Tau Beta Pi Assoc. , Delta Phi Alpha, Sigma Delta Pi, Tau Sigma Delta, Eta Kappa Nu, Omicron Delta Epsilon, Psi Chi
  • Religious organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) examples include: Catholic Student Assoc. ; Christians on Campus; Hillel; Interfaith Dialog Assoc. ; Intervarsity Christian Fellowship; Baptist Student Ministry; Canterbury Episcopal Student Assoc. ; Latter-Day Saints Student Assoc. ; Progressive/Liberal Christians @Rice; Lutheran Campus Ministry; Muslim Student Assoc. ; Wesley Foundation; Zen Club
  • International organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) examples include: African Students Assoc. ; Asian Pacific Americans for Social Action; Black Student Assoc. ; Chinese Student Assoc. ; Hispanic Assoc. for Cultural Enrichment; Indian Students at Rice; International Student Assoc. ; Iranian Society; Korean Student Assoc. ; Latin American Student Assoc. ; Native American Student Assoc. ; Rice Taiwanese Assoc. ; South Asian Society; Turkish Student Assoc. ; Vietnamese Student Assoc.
  • Other organizations: (Appears as submitted by school) examples include: Honor Council; Young Democrats; Rice Republicans; Rice Student Volunteer Program; Environmental Club; PRIDE; Rice Program Council; Rice Philharmonics; Rice Campanile Orchestra (for non-majors); Student Admission Council
  • Student papers: (Appears as submitted by school) The Rice Thresher (weekly)

Travel

  • Nearest airport(s) (distance in miles): Houston - Bush Intercontinental Airport (26), Houston - William P. Hobby Airport (14)
  • Nearest train(s) (distance in miles): Houston (5)
  • Nearest bus-station(s) (distance in miles): Houston (3)
  • Public transportation serves the campus.
  • All students are permitted to have cars on campus.
  • 50% of students have a car on campus

Employment

  • School employment is available.
  • 41% of undergrads are employed with average earnings of 1,800
  • Freshman are not discouraged from working.
  • There are 0 fraternities
  • 0 fraternity houses
  • 0% of students are fraternity members
  • There are 0 sororities
  • 0 sorority houses
  • 0% of students are sorority members.

ROTC

  • Army ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Houston)
  • Navy ROTC: Offered on campus
  • Airforce ROTC: Offered at cooperating institution (University of Houston)
  • Additional Policies

    class attendance policies set by individual instructors, honor code, hazing prohibited

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Steve

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Ryon Engineering building (with civil engineering structural test bay - 5,000 sq.ft. with 20-ton overhead crane). Great facility for testing! posted Sep 9th, 2010 8:18 pm



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