Tool December 2016

Best Values in Colleges

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Rice University (Houston, TX)

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Rice University is ranked 6 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 17 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 72%
Applicants who took ACT 58%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+69%
600-69924%
600+93%

SAT Math Score

700+79%
600-69916%
600+95%

ACT Score

30-3690%
24-299%
24+98%

Students applied17,951
Students admitted2,865
Admission rate16%

Students per faculty6

4-year graduation rate81%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$43,200
Fees$698
Room and board$13,750
Estimated book expense$800
Total cost$58,448

Cost after need-based aid$22,423
Cost after non-need-based aid$42,049

Average debt at graduation$25,528

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$64,500

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$36,025
Average non-need-based aid$16,399

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,910

Full-Time

Men2,035
Women1,828

Part-Time

Men27
Women20

Freshmen retained97%

# - Based on the median earnings of workers who started at a particular college 10 years earlier and who received federal financial aid. The data don't consider whether the student graduated or went on to graduate school.

NA - Not available


SOURCES - Peterson's Undergraduate Database (© 2016 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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