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Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Rice University (Houston, TX)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 77.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 51.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 27.10%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 65.90%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 93.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 15.50%
SAT I Math score 700+: 80.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 96.00%
ACT score 24-29: 11.30%
ACT score 30-36: 85.80%
ACT score 24+: 97.1%
Students applied: 17,728
Students admitted: 2,677
Admission rate: 15%
Students per faculty: 6
4-year graduation rate: 81.9%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 97%
Full-time enrolled men: 2,015
Full-time enrolled women: 1,857
Part-time enrolled men: 32
Part-time enrolled women: 22
Total enrollment: 3,926

COSTS

Tuition: $41,560
Room and board: $13,650
Est. book expense: $800
Fees: $693
Total cost: $56,703
Cost after need-based aid: $21,749
Cost after non-need-based aid: $42,973
Average debt at graduation: $22,241

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $34,954
Average non-need-based aid: $13,730
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
500
Average aid package: $39,201
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,548
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 39%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
21%
% receiving student loans: 29%