Rice University, Houston, USA

Houston, USA

  • 1912

    Established
  • 2

    No. of Programs
  • 85

    QS World University Rankings
  • NO

    Scholarship
  • Yes

    Hostel Accomodation

Overview

History, Affiliations & Rankings

Founded in 1907, Rice University is a private research university spread over on a 300-acre lush campus in Houston, Texas. The University was chartered out on May 18, 1891, by William Marsh Rice for promoting  Literature, Science, and Art as a present to the city of Houston. All the programs being offered by Rice have earned respective most reputed accreditation including NAAB, AACSB, ABET, etc. Times Higher Education ranks Rice University 105th rank in World University Rankings 2020 and 16th rank in the US Rankings 2020. According to the QS Global World Ranking 2020, the university ranks in 85th position.

Infrastructure, Campus & Courses

Rice has 11 residential colleges, which have their own dining halls, public rooms, and dorms on campus; most of the first-year students and about 75 percent of all undergraduates reside at their associated colleges. It also has 250+ student-led clubs. Rice University provides access to more than 50 undergraduate majors across six streams of study which consists of architecture, engineering, humanities, music, natural sciences, and social sciences. 

Accomplishments & Alumni

The First humans to walk on the moon, Neil Armstrong and Buzz Aldrin, carried a lunar dust detector experiment devised by Rice professor Brian O’Brien. In one of the Apollo missions, NASA astronauts carried to the moon a larger self-contained ion detection experiment made by Rice professor John Freeman. That device is still on the lunar surface. Rice University was handed over the “NASA Ambassador of Exploration Award” awarded posthumously to President Kennedy on the 40th anniversary of the Apollo 11 moon landing. Popular alumni include Lance Berkman, Howard Hughes, John Kline, Alberto Gonzales, Peggy Whitson, Caroline Shaw, Brian Armstrong, Fred C. Coach, and David Rhodes.

Student Diversity & Visiting Companies

Rice has set up the office of Diversity and inclusion to promote and ensure the university’s motto of inclusive education. The office ensures it by conducting a conclave of small groups of students from a variety of backgrounds and perspectives and by actively pushing student-sponsored activities. Rice University maintains a student-faculty ratio of 6:1 for undergraduate students. Around 49% of the student population comes from other States and Minorities except for Texas and 11% international making it a popular choice amongst students outside Texas. Some of the top companies are Capital One, Dell, Deloitte Consulting, CenterPoint Energy, Chevron, ExxonMobil, EY, KPMG, The Boeing Company T-Mobile, Google, Cisco, Morgan Stanley, Dell, etc. 

Rice University Facts & Highlights

Type of University

Private, Coed

Average Annual Tuition Fee

Bachelors: $52,070 (2021-22)

Masters: $50,000 (2021-22)

Admission Intakes

Fall & Spring

Average GPA Requirement

3.2

Average Exam Score Requirement

SAT - 1500; ACT - 34; IELTS - 7.0; TOEFL - 75; GRE - 322; GMAT - 598

Admission Requirement 

SOP, LOR, Academic Transcripts, Standardised test scores

Admissions Deadlines

Fall: Early Decision - Nov 1, Regular Decision: Jan 4

Percentage of International Students

13% 

Size of Campus (in acres)

300

Alumni Worldwide NA

Female to Male Ratio

51 : 49 

Average Salary after 10 Years

$64,733 (Annual)

Rice University Rankings

Ranked by 

2022

2021

2020  

2019

ARWU (Shanghai Ranking) - Universities Rankings

NA 101-150 95  70 

QS World University Ranking

94

89

85

87 

U.S. News & World Report - Global Universities

NA

128

108

108

THE World University Rankings 

136

124

105

86 

Rice University Subject Rankings 

Business 

Ranked by 2022 2021 2020

2019

QS World University Ranking- (Business & Management Studies)

NA

201- 250  

201- 250 

201-250

THE World University Rankings 

NA 

67 

60 

57

US News & World Report -MBA in Entrepreneurship 

NA

11

NA NA

Engineering 

Ranked by 

2022

2021

2020  

2019  

QS World University Ranking

NA  

123

124

135

THE World University Rankings- (Engineering & Technology) 

NA  

52 

52 

51 

US News & World Report - Biomedical Engineering PG

10

9

9

10

US News & World Report - Chemical Engineering PG

NA

23

NA

NA

US News & World Report - Mechanical Engineering PG

NA

28

NA

NA

US News & World Report - Civil Engineering PG

NA

27

NA

NA

US News & World Report - Electrical Engineering PG

NA

28

NA

NA

US News & World Report - UG Electrical, Electronic & Communications Engg.

NA

24

NA

NA

Computer Science 

Ranked by 

2022

2021

2020  

2019 

QS World University Ranking (Computer Science and Information Systems)

NA

151-200

151-200

151- 200

US News & World Report - Computer Engineering PG

NA

23

NA

NA

THE World University Rankings 

NA 

67 

60 

57

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Programs

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  • B.S Civil Engineering

    • Mode

      Regular

      Application Fee

      INR 5,700

    • Duration

      4 Year

      Tuition Fee

      INR 30,64,300

Campus Location

Rice University

6100 Main, Houston, Texas 77005

http://oiss.rice.edu/ | 007133486095 | oiss@rice.edu

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