Rice at a Glance

Fall 2020

  • Size: 4,052 undergraduate and 3,484 graduate degree-seeking students
  • Selectivity: 24 applicants for each place in the freshman class
  • Faculty: 698 full-time and 149 part-time instructional faculty, 17 administrative faculty with tenure, and 12 faculty that primarily conduct research (additionally there are 39 staff members with secondary instructional roles).
  • 97 percent 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, with a median undergraduate class size of 14
  • Research excellence: Approximately $145 million in annual externally funded research expenditures during the 2019-20 academic year. Rice encourages engagement of undergraduate and graduate students in the creation of new knowledge and technology
  • Residential college system: 11 close-knit and diverse communities

Rice University
Office of Institutional Effectiveness
Allen Center, Suite 215
P.O. Box 1892
6100 Main St.
Houston, TX 77251-1892


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