Tool December 2017

Best Values in Colleges

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Rice University (Houston, TX)

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Rice University is ranked 5 in Kiplinger's list of Best Values in Private Colleges and is ranked 8 among all colleges.

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT 66%
Applicants who took ACT 64%

SAT Critical Reading Score

700+72%
600-69923%
600+95%

SAT Math Score

700+82%
600-69914%
600+96%

ACT Score

30-3689%
24-298%
24+97%

Students applied18,236
Students admitted2,785
Admission rate15%

Students per faculty6

4-year graduation rate83%

ANNUAL COSTS

Tuition$44,900
Fees$708
Room and board$13,850
Estimated book expense$1,200
Total cost$60,658

Cost after need-based aid$23,886
Cost after non-need-based aid$41,639

Average debt at graduation$22,497

SALARY DATA

Salary yardstick #$64,300

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met100%
Average need-based aid$36,772
Average non-need-based aid$19,019

STUDENT BODY

Total enrollment3,893

Full-Time

Men2,004
Women1,832

Part-Time

Men38
Women19

Freshmen retained96%

# - 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 Databases (© 2018 Peterson's LLC. All rights reserved.), U.S. Department of Education College Scorecard.

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