Tool December 2016

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Rice University (Houston, TX)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 72.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 58.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 24.20%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 68.90%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 93.10%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 16.20%
SAT I Math score 700+: 78.80%
SAT I Math score 600+: 95.00%
ACT score 24-29: 8.50%
ACT score 30-36: 89.50%
ACT score 24+: 98%
Students applied: 17,951
Students admitted: 2,865
Admission rate: 16%
Students per faculty: 6
4-year graduation rate: 81%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 97%
Full-time enrolled men: 2,035
Full-time enrolled women: 1,828
Part-time enrolled men: 27
Part-time enrolled women: 20
Total enrollment: 3,910

COSTS

Tuition: $43,200
Room and board: $13,750
Est. book expense: $800
Fees: $698
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $36,025
Average non-need-based aid: $16,399
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
440
Average aid package: $40,421
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,467
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 38%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
18%
% receiving student loans: 29%