Fall 2015

  • Size: 3,879 undergraduate and 2,744 graduate degree-seeking students
  • Selectivity: 19 applicants for each place in the freshman class
  • Endowment: $871,488 per full-time equivalent student
  • Faculty: 665 full-time and 197 part-time instructional faculty
    • 98% of our full-time instructional faculty have a doctorate or terminal degree in their field
  • A Focus on Teaching: An undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio of 6 to 1
    • a median undergraduate class size of 14
  • Research Excellence: Approximately $102 million in annual research expenditures during the 2014-15 academic year
    • Rice encourages engagement of undergraduate and graduate students in the creation of new knowledge and technology  
    • 53% of our undergraduates participate in research during their time at Rice 
  • Residential College System: 11 close-knit and diverse communities
    • 72% of our undergraduate body and 99% of our freshmen live on campus


Information on this page is updated during the fall semester.