Fall 2016

  • Size: 3,879 undergraduate and 2,861 graduate degree-seeking students
  • Selectivity: 19 applicants for each place in the freshman class
  • Endowment: $803,909 per full-time equivalent student
  • Faculty: 671 full-time and 210 part-time instructional faculty
    • 99% 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 15
  • Research Excellence: Approximately $140 million in annual research expenditures during the 2015-16 academic year
    • Rice encourages engagement of undergraduate and graduate students in the creation of new knowledge and technology  
    • 65% 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 late in the fall semester.