Rice University

Houston, Texas
www.rice.edu 6100 S Main St, Houston, TX, 77005
A+ Overall Grade
  • A+ Academics
  • A- Athletics
  • A+ Campus
  • A+ Diversity
  • A+ Value
  • A Party Scene

Rice University Admissions

Acceptance Rate 8.72%
Acceptance Deadline January 1
Students Receiving Financial Aid 69.46%

Rice University Cost

Net Price* $20,335
Average Total Aid Awarded $5,358
Students Receiving Financial Aid 69.46%
*Average cost after financial aid for students receiving grant or scholarship aid, as reported by the college.

Rice University Academics

Student Faculty Ratio 6:1

Rice University Majors

Most Popular Majors
  • Economics
  • Information Science
  • Chemical Engineering
  • Kinesiology and Exercise Science
  • Mechanical Engineering
  • Biochemistry and Molecular Biology
  • Cognitive Science
  • Psychology
  • Sport and Fitness Management
  • Architecture

Rice University Online

Offers Online Courses Yes

Rice University Students

Full-Time Undergrad Enrollment 3,899
Part-Time Undergraduates 93

Rice University Advisors

Our advisors graduated from the nation’s best universities, so they know first-hand what it takes to stand out in the admissions process. CollegeAdvisor.com's advisors include Marshall Scholars, Fulbright recipients, first-generation college students, professional actors and musicians, startup founders, doctors, teachers and more - all rigorously screened and trained to support students and families on their college journeys.

Brandon Kang
Stanford University
Hi All! My name is Brandon, and I'm currently a 4th year at Stanford pursuing a B.A. in Economics and an M.S. in Computer Science. I applied to universities with an arts portfolio and with a strong volunteering background so happy to answer any questions about that or about the college application process in general! I've spent the last 4 years offering college consulting services to high school seniors and have experience in both private tutoring for SAT and cello. Given that I've held roles in both the Finance and Tech industries, I'm also happy to chat about how those opportunities have linked with my college experience!

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Alejandra Esparza Young
Stanford University
Hello! My name is Alejandra, and I graduated from Stanford University in June 2020 with a degree in Chemistry. I am currently applying to medical school, so I have recently been through the process of writing essays and filling out applications, myself. I know it's a long process, and I am really excited to help you through it in any way that I can! In my free time, I like to knit, play ukulele, read fiction novels, and play video games.

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Phillip Hu
Massachusetts Institute of Technology
I am currently an urban planner and designer based in Boston. I studied architecture and planning at MIT and graduated with both an undergraduate degree and Master in City Planning. At MIT, I taught as a Teaching Assistant for a course on urban planning history and co-led a campus art and literature magazine as the art editor. For the past two years, I have mentored more than 40 students as a college admissions advisor, helping my students navigate the college admissions process and discover their voice through their personal essays.

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Marisa Peryer
Yale University
Marisa graduated from Yale University with a degree in biology and science history in May 2021. She considered herself a born-again premed while on campus—juggling her role as a first-year counselor with freelance journalism in her spare time. Marisa was also the editor in chief of the Yale Daily News Magazine, and her writing has appeared in CNN, Popular Science, Salon, the Columbia Journalism Review, among others. She has coached students through the application process for four cycles, and students she has mentored have been accepted to top schools, such as at Stanford, Yale, Princeton, and Columbia. Marisa thoroughly enjoys watching students grow and become more confident in their applications, and she looks forward to joining you in the college admissions process!

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Kaveh Badrei
Princeton University
Hello! I’m Kaveh, a recent Princeton University graduate who majored in the School of Public and International Affairs with minors in French and the History & Practice of Diplomacy, focusing on public policy, international relations, and human rights. Over the course of my four years at Princeton, I wrote for the campus newspaper and participated in multiple organizations devoted to community service, civic engagement, and diplomacy. I was also an active member of the performing arts scene on campus. Outside the classroom, I have had the chance to work in the fields of public policy and global affairs at non-profit advocacy organizations, international institutions, and local government bodies both inside the US and around the world. I can’t wait to use my skills and experiences to help students achieve their goals on this exciting path to college!

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Austin Bennett
Stanford University
Hi there! My name's Austin, and I'm a Computer Science major at Stanford University -- go, card! As a relatively typical applicant (i.e. one who didn't cure cancer by age 5), the prospect of attending a top school didn't seem like even a remote possibility for me. After hours-upon-hours of work, however, I discovered that with a little bit of editing, my relatively-simple extracurriculars could actually be worth talking about. I've been in your shoes, and I want to help you turn daily life into extraordinary essays; because, frankly, you're a lot more interesting than you may realize!

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College Testimonials from Clients Who Were Accepted to Rice University

Jennifer Lawrence
Massachusetts Institute of Technology

Gabe was absolutely wonderful as an advisor. He was very thorough with both grammatical and content edits in my essays, as well as very knowledgeable whenever I had questions about the process. I primarily needed CollegeAdvisor for assistance in crafting my essays and activity descriptions and didn’t really make use of any of the offered webinars/workshops; I also had my college list already picked out when I came to CollegeAdvisor, so I didn’t receive much help there either, but Gabe did help me do some research on schools that I was applying.

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