Fall 2017

  • Size: 3,970 undergraduate and 2,934 graduate degree-seeking students
  • Selectivity: 17 applicants for each place in the freshman class
  • Faculty: 680 full-time and 190 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 just under 6 to 1
    • a median undergraduate class size of 14
  • Research Excellence: Approximately $130 million in annual externally funded research expenditures during the 2016-17 academic year
    • Rice encourages engagement of undergraduate and graduate students in the creation of new knowledge and technology  
    • 62% of our undergraduates participate in research during their time at Rice 
  • Residential College System: 11 close-knit and diverse communities
    • 72% of our undergraduate students, including 99% of our freshmen live on campus

Information on this page is updated late in the fall semester.