Rice University
William Marsh Rice University, also known as Rice University, is a private research university in Houston, Texas. On September 23, 1912, the Rice Institute opened its doors with 77 students and a dozen faculty members. It has a student-to-faculty ratio of 6:1 and is the second most international university in the United States. The university has been active in research in the fields of cancers, pollutants, coral reef protection, and so on, and in 2010 the Times Higher Education (THE) placed it first in the world in materials science research. It also belongs to the Association of American Universities. Rice University is home to Fulbright Scholars, Marshall Scholars, Mellon Fellows, Rhodes Scholars, Udall Scholars, Watson Fellows, and other distinguished alumni. Rice graduates include former Halliburton CEO Thomas H. Cruikshank, billionaire and venture capitalist John Doerr, Howard Hughes, and Fred C. Koch. Larry McMurtry, Pulitzer Prize and Academy Award winner.

Cost of attendance

The average tuition Fee for programs at Rice University is 41.29 lakhs for international students, which makes it a quite expensive university. However, Rice University offers need-based scholarships of an average 37.51 lakhs to international students on a case-by-case basis and compensates for the high tuition cost.


Rice University has developed both on-campus and off-campus housing for students in the United States in order to provide students with home-like comfort. Students can accommodate either of the two based on their comfort and preference. Each on-campus student is a member of one of 11 residential colleges. The residences are all gender-neutral and offer basic amenities. For their first year, 75 percent of students are housed on campus. The housing plan also includes dining costs in order to encourage students to spend more time on campus. The annual cost of room and meal options is approximately 7.53 lakhs. The average monthly rent for off-campus housing ranges from 750 to 950 USD. Studio apartments, 3 bedroom apartments, 4 bedroom apartments, and shared apartments are available.

Acceptance rate

The total number of students enrolled at the university are 7170. Rice University reports having a total of 1,750 international students on campus. The acceptance rate is 11.1 %


Rice University's campus is outfitted with a variety of amenities for students. On campus, there are common areas, libraries, student lounges, research labs, and so on. Academic/Honorary, Cultural/International, Environmental and Sustainability, Political, Recreational/Sport, Religious/Spiritual, Service, Social Justice, Social/Special Interest, STEM, and Visual/Performing Arts are the university's 11 student clubs. Every year, a variety of events are held for students, including leadership development opportunities such as lunch and lead sessions, base camp workshops, the impact rice retreat, the summit leadership conference, and additional club development programmes.


Rice University is accredited by the Southern Association of Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges (SACSCOC) to award baccalaureate, master's, and doctoral degrees.

Jobs and Placement

Students that have graduated from Rice University are future leaders. Students learn abilities that are needed in day-to-day corporate needs through various research programmes, career guidance, and active participation in student groups. Aside from that, the university ensures that students receive comprehensive development while keeping future predictions in mind. Every year, campus placement drives are held to present students with opportunities for employment with leading organisations. The average pay for students is USD 86,000.

QS Ranking

#94 QS World University Rankings 2022

The Ranking

#351 World University Rankings 2022 by THE

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