Tool December 2017

Kiplinger's Best College Values

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Rice University (Houston, TX)

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ACADEMIC QUALITY

Applicants who took SAT: 66.00%
Applicants who took ACT: 64.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600-699: 23.00%
SAT I Verbal score 700+: 72.00%
SAT I Verbal score 600+: 95.00%
SAT I Math score 600-699: 14.00%
SAT I Math score 700+: 82.00%
SAT I Math score 600+: 96.00%
ACT score 24-29: 8.00%
ACT score 30-36: 89.00%
ACT score 24+: 97%
Students applied: 18,236
Students admitted: 2,785
Admission rate: 15%
Students per faculty: 6
4-year graduation rate: 83%
5-year graduation rate: 0%

STUDENT BODY

Freshmen retained: 96%
Full-time enrolled men: 2,004
Full-time enrolled women: 1,832
Part-time enrolled men: 38
Part-time enrolled women: 19
Total enrollment: 3,893

COSTS

Tuition: $44,900
Room and board: $13,850
Est. book expense: $1,200
Fees: $708
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

FINANCIAL AID

% of aid need met: 100%
Average need-based aid: $36,772
Average non-need-based aid: $19,019
Students receiving
non-need-based aid:
404
Average aid package: $41,888
Students receiving need-based aid: 1,485
% of aid from grants: 0%
% receiving need-based aid: 38%
% receiving non-
need-based aid:
17%
% receiving student loans: 27%

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