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Rice University: Rankings, Fees, Courses, Admission 2024, Requirements & Scholarships

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About Rice University

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Year of establishment
1912
University website
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Campus size
300 acres
No. of campus
1
Endowment value
USD 6 billion
Scholarships granted
2692
Scholarship amount granted
USD 131 million
Application fees
USD 75
English proficiency test
Required
Accepted exams
SAT/ACT accepted
Optional
Total faculty
756
Faculty/Student ratio
6
Male/Female ratio
0.75
Total criminal offences
82
Quick university statsInsights on student demographics, enrolment, and academic success
UG Race

Others

47%

Asian

29%

Hispanic

15%

Black

7%

UG Student residence

Out of state

46%

In state

36%

Foreign

16%

UG Age distribution

24 and under

99%

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UG Number of Applicant

31443
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Overall Graduation Rate

0.94
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UG Enrollment

4494
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PG Enrollment

4178
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Q:   Is Rice University in the same tier as CMU & UChicago?

A: 

The rankings of the universities will show which tier they belong to and what they are known for. The comparative rankings of Rice University, Carnegie Mellon, and the University of Chicago are given as follows:

Year Rice UniversityCarnegie Mellon UniversityUniversity of Chicago
2020854810
202189519
2022945310
20231005210
20241455211

 

 

 

Q:   Why is Rice University so famous?

A: 

Rice focuses on developing close-knit, diverse college communities which helps in creating a strong campus tradition. This has ranked Rice for the best quality of life and the best value among private universities. The student-to-faculty ratio is just 6:1, which indicates how much personal attention is given to each student.

 

Q:   Which is good for MBA in the USA: the University of Dallas or Rice University?

A: 

Both the University of Dallas and Rice University among the popular universities to study MBA in the USA. They offers the best education in MBA programme to international students. If we compare them in term of tuition fees, then the University of Dallas MBA fees is less than Rice University MBA fee. Students can check the below table for fees comparison:

MBA Universities

First Year Fees

University of Dallas

INR 21 L

Rice University

INR 51 L - 53 L

 

Q:   What is the Tuition fee for international students at Rice University?

A: 

The cost of attending Rice University can vary depending on the main factors such as course, level of study (UG and PG) and accommodation status. However, International students considering this university could be a little higher than compared to US citizens. The UG programme Academic tuition fee for international students is around (INR 41.8 L ) per annum, depending on the course. It’s (INR 50.6 L - 52.8 L ) for PG programs.

 

Rice University Scholarships 2024

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Q:   Does Rice University provide scholarships for international students?

A: 

Yes Rice University provides merit-based scholarships to arriving first-year learners who stand out in academics and personality among the intense competitive group of accepted students. These scholarships are awarded solely based on qualifications, with no regard for monetary need. There is no need for a separate application or interview. The admission committee automatically acknowledges all admitted students based on their application submitted by the students.

 

Rice University Admission Dates 2024

  • Application fees :USD 75 - 200
  • Type of deadline :Depends on course
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Type of documentsApplicable for
SOPNeeded for few courses
LORNeeded for few courses
EssaysNeeded for few courses
CVNeeded for few courses
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Intake seasonDeadline
Fall31ˢᵗ Dec 2024
Spring1ˢᵗ Oct - 15ᵗʰ Nov 2024
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Q:   What is the acceptance rate for CS at Rice University?

A: 

For 2021-22, the acceptance rate for Computer Science at Rice University was 56%. Also, applicants with a 3.0+ GPA does not require to submit a GRE score, however, candidates having a GPA of less than 2.9 need to submit a GRE test score along with relevant work experience and letters of recommendation.

 

Q:   How can I apply to Rice University?

A: 

Below is the application process for Rice University: 

For Undergraduate courses: 

Step 1:  You can apply through common applicants or Coalition application portal. 

Step 2: Go to the website and select the course you are interested in.

(Applicant must pay an application fee of USD75)

Step 3: Make sure you meet the Entry requirements (Such as Academic qualifications and English proficiency etc.)

 Step 4: Once you decide on the course, submit the required documents Transcripts and personal statements.  

 Step 5: You can track the application's progress through the offical portal. 

Step 6: After you apply, you will get an automated email from the university that they have received your application.

For graduate courses: 

Step 1:  You can apply through  the rice university application portal. 

Step 2: Go to the website and select the course you are interested in.

Step 3: Make sure you meet the Entry requirements (Such as Academic qualifications and English proficiency etc.) 

(Applicant must pay an application fee of USD85)

Step 4: Once you decide on the course, submit the required documents Transcripts and personal statements.  

 Step 5: You can track the application's progress through the official portal. 

Step 6: After you apply, you will get an automated email from the university that they have received your application.

 

Q:   What is the admission deadline for Rice University?

A: 

The admission deadline for the Regular decision is now closed. However, for Postgraduate students, the application deadline might vary depending on the course choosen by the applicant. 

Admission Deadline

Intake

Nov 1, 2024 (Tentative)

Early Action

Closed

Regular decision

 

Q:   Is Rice University hard to get into?

A: 

Yes, Considering that Rice University has an acceptance rate of just 9.5%, it makes the applicants very difficult. This also concludes that only nine students will be selected out of Hundred. Making that university very competitive, students cannot get into it easily. However, students are suggested to submit all the documents by the given deadlines to avoid the last-minute hassle. Hence, Applicants are suggested to approach the admission process with utter dedication, showcasing their strengths and talents to get into Rice University.

 

Rice University Tuition Fees, Duration & Entry Requirements 2024

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Courses1st Year Tuition FeesDuration & Eligibility
MS(24 courses)
INR 29 L - 50 L
Duration1 year-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, GRE
MBA/PGDM(12 courses)
INR 46 L - 53 L
Duration10 months-2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, GMAT
M.A.(1 course)
INR 33 L
Duration2 years
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above
B.E. / B.Tech(2 courses)
INR 48 L
Duration4 years
Exam AcceptedSAT, IELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 100 & Above
MIM(2 courses)
INR 46 L - 48 L
Duration10-12 months
Exam AcceptedIELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 90 & Above, GMAT
M.Arch(1 course)
INR 28 L
Duration30-42 months
Exam AcceptedGRE, IELTS: 7 & Above, TOEFL: 100 & Above
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Q:   Which ELP scores are accepted for Rice University admissions?

A: 

Undergraduate applicants must have a good GPA score, high aptitude test scores (ACT or SAT) for securing admission at Rice University. For graduate courses, international applicants with a 3.0+ GPA does not require to submit a GRE score, however, candidates having a GPA of less than 2.9 need to submit a GRE test score along with relevant work experience and letters of recommendation. Rice University accepts the following ELP tests and their corresponding scores for admissions:

Exam

Score

TOEFL

90

IELTS

7.0

Duolingo (DET)

115

 

Q:   How much is the application fee for Rice University?

A: 

International students must pay an application fee of USD 75 each for undergraduate and USD 85 for graduate programs. The application amount is non-refundable if the students don’t get selected.  A few professional programs may have different application fees depending on the course type. For instance, the Rice Full-time MBA program charges USD 150 as an application fee.

 

Q:   What are Rice University's admission requirements?

A: 

Below are the admission requirements for Rice University Undergraduate and Postgraduate programs:

Undergraduate requirements:

  • ACT and SAT scores: SAT and ACT for your overall score. However, if you have taken the test more than once, you are suggested to submit the highest scores on the SAT or ACT.  Individuals require a decent score, however, this is optional and compulsory. 

  • Transcripts of your high school: Transcripts include your information and performance in high school and other scores such as entrance exams,

  • SOP: An SOP is essential for the application process for Rice University. It helps the applicant to convey their talents, Academic excellence accomplishments and personal background of applicants.

  • Portfolio ( Audition depending on your chosen course):  This depends on the course the applicant is choosing( Architecture) , as this is not present in every program. However, having a creative and unique portfolio will help you get into the Rice University. ( click here to: Make your portfolio look better)

  • LOR: Applicants must submit 3 LOR from school faculty and councillors. 

  • English requirements: The following table explains the minimum score for each English exam the university is accepting: 

English Language proficiency 

Minimum score 

IELTS

7 and above in all bands

TOFEL

90 and above

Duolingo English Test 

115 and above 

Postgraduate requirements:

  • LOR:  programs ask for a 3 LOR, and with particular exceptions, who should write those letters. 

  • Statement of purpose( an SOP): An SOP is essential for the application process for Rice University. It helps the applicant to convey their talents, Academic excellence accomplishments and personal background of applicants. 

  • Transcripts and degrees: the applicant must provide the university with transcripts of their academics with degree certificates. Similarly, applying for PhD or doctoral program may require a master’s degree and transcripts from all graduate institutions of the applicant. 

  • English Language Proficiency exams: The following table explains the minimum score  of each English exam the university is accepting: 

English Language proficiency 

Minimum score 

IELTS

7 and above in all bands

TOFEL

90 and above

Duolingo English Test 

115 and above 

  • Entrance exam: Graduate school entrance exams are most common, but however, the programs might require different exams from the applicants. The applicants might need a GRE(  Graduate Record examination ). GMAT, exam for certain courses. 

  • Resume/CV:  The University might also ask you for a CV or a resume, depending on the course you choose for professional experience. 

 

Rice University
Students Ratings & Reviews

4.7/5
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Vibe of Campus
  • Academically oriented
  • Multi-dimensional
  • Friendly
  • Liberal
Student Views
  • 100% students never faced discrimination in this university
Internships4.5
Part time work5
Post study jobs5
Quality of faculty5
Student Life5
Value for money5
Public transportation4
Safety4
Indian Food5
Permanent Immigration4.5
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Full-Time MBA in Finance - Batch of 2024
4.4
Come to Houston, be a Texan. Excellent alumni network.
Tips: I have become a better well-rounded person and could hone my leadership skills. I do not have any scholarships here but I had received offers with scholarships in other universities. I am working as an RA for the dean. I am very happy with the university, course and country.
Likes (Post study jobs): The college has great connections and an excellent alumni network. People usually go into investment banking and consulting jobs. Also, a lot of people go to work in teach industry. Most of the students stay back in Houston, though some of them migrate to the East Cost West cost.
Dislikes (Public transportation): Houston is a very spread out city and it is not developed as a city which favors public transportation. The city expects people to have cars since it is the world's oil and gas capital. And of course, this is Texas, the biggest state in the US. There is a train (metro) which runs close to the college which a lot of students use for commuting.
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Master of Computer Science - Batch of 2023
5
A growing and refreshing experience.
Tips: It took me a lot of time to adapt to the learning curve here. The way we solve and think is different from India. I am satisfied and happy with the university and the course, I feel I got the money spent was worth it because of the network I built and learning from my peers and overall experience.
Likes (Part time work): I mostly spend studying at the library and working part-time. As the campus is very diverse you get to participate in various events related to their countries, like Latin festivals. I was a part of the Growing club and graduation games club which helped me pass the time and stay fit. I got to meet different kinds of people through this.
Dislikes (Quality of faculty): The faculty are very approachable and would be willing to help and provide additional resources if interested. I have experienced various kinds of teaching methodologies, some involved in class activity, group problem solving and many more. I feel the faculty come from different parts of the world so it is pretty diverse like the student ratio.
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Rice University Rankings 2024

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by Shiksha
#151
#101
Business EconomicsB++
#201
Mechanical EngineeringA
#25
#151
EntrepreneurshipA
#10
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Q:   Why is Rice University ranked so high?

A: 

Rice has a 6:1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio which means they prioritize focusing on each and every student's needs. Also, Rice supports students intellectually, emotionally, and culturally through social events, lecture series, and courses. It is known for offering the best quality of life to students among private universities. Rice is a top-ranked research university that focuses on transforming students’ lives.

 

Q:   Is Rice University in the top 10?

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Rice University is one of the top private universities based in Houston, USA. Rice University has been ranked #145 in QS World University Rankings 2024. Also, it has been placed #136 in QS World University Ranking by subject. US News has also ranked it #15 out of 443 National Universities in United States.

 

Q:   Which is better, Rice University VS UT Austin?

A: 

Rice University and UT Austin are renowned institutions offering unique campus cultures and various academic programs. While they share a great reputation, there are subtle differences between the two universities. The table below compares the rankings, fees and acceptance rate of  Rice University with UT Austin. Overall, this information could be useful for students who are considering them.

Here is the comparison highlighting the differences between the Universities:

Name of The University

Acceptance Rate

1st Year Tuition Fee

Rice University

9%

  UG course: INR 41.8 L

  PG course: INR 29.1 L - 47.5 L

UT Austin University

31%

UG Course:  INR 13 L - 54 L

PG course:  INR 33 L - 36.6 L

(The comparison of fees was between the BTech course for UG and the Ms course for PG)

 

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Q:   How is Rice University for international students?

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With an acceptance rate of almost 9.5%, students need to have a top profile to secure admission. For the class of 2025, more than 29,000 students applied and only 2800 were selected. Out of this, 26.7% are international students representing 150 nationalities. Rice University provides need-based financial aid to a limited number of international first-year applicants. International applicants need to submit a USD 75 nonrefundable application fee while applying to Rice University. The university is selective when it comes to admissions. 

 

Q:   Which is better, Rice University or Georgia Tech?

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The comparative QS world rankings of Rice University and Georgia Institute of Technology are given as follows:

Year Rice UniversityGeorgia Institute of Technology
20208572
20218980
20229488
202310088
202414597
 
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In order to secure an admission, all the international students must fulfill the Rice University admission requirements listed below:

Undergraduate Requirements:

  • Official high school transcripts  (English translation);
  • Proof of English language proficiency;
  • SAT/ACT scores (test-optional);
  • Common applicat

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Rice University is one of the best universities to get into and thus, students must submit exceptional academic grades as well as excel in co-curricular activities. Fulfilling the required Grade Point Average is one of the major entry requirement at the university and international students must mai

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Usually, the Rice University acceptance rate is calculated to be around 9%. In Fall 2023, Rice received over 31,000 applications from prospective undergraduates and graduates. Out of these, only about 2,700 candidates secured an admission offer from the university. Hence, it can be concluded that wi

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Yes, Rice University is a very competitive university to get into, as its acceptance rate stands at merely 9%. This figure tells us that only 9 out of every 100 applicants manage to get enrolled in the university, which is less than half of all the applicants. However, students must not get discoura

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Yes, Rice University accepts international students every year. As of Fall 2023,  the total student enrollment of the university stands at 8,471. Out of these, the undergraduate student count is 4,562 and the graduate student count is 3,909. The Rice University international students are 2,218 in nu

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