Rice University


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Rice University


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


$23,500 / year

Room and Board


Application deadline

January 10

Application fee


Educational Resources


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



  • 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.



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


minority student, career, personal, academic, psychological


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



  • 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.


  • 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)


  • 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


  • 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.


  • 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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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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