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Best Values in Colleges

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Rice University (Houston, TX)

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Rice University is ranked 4 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 7 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 80%
Applicants who took ACT 53%

SAT Verbal Score

700+64%
600-69930%
600+94%

SAT Math Score

700+75%
600-69921%
600+96%

ACT Score

30-3682%
24-2915%
24+98%

Students applied15,415
Students admitted2,581
Admission rate17%

Students per faculty6

4-year graduation rate79%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$39,880
Fees$686
Room and board$13,400
Estimated book expense$800
Total cost$54,766

Cost after need-based aid$20,201
Cost after non-need-based aid$42,933

Average debt at graduation$17,856

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$34,565
Average non-need-based aid$11,833

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,965

Full-Time

Men1,995
Women1,909

Part-Time

Men46
Women15

Freshmen retained98%

SOURCE: Peterson's Undergraduate Database. Copyright © 2014 Peterson's/Nelnet LLC. All rights reserved.

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