Rice University

Houston, Texas


Level 4-year or above
Control Private not-for-profit
Student Population 6,621

Classification Category
Undergraduate Instructional Program: Arts & sciences plus professions, high graduate coexistence
Graduate Instructional Program: Research Doctoral: Comprehensive programs, no medical/veterinary school
Enrollment Profile: Majority undergraduate
Undergraduate Profile: Four-year, full-time, more selective, lower transfer-in
Size and Setting: Four-year, medium, highly residential
Basic Doctoral Universities: Highest Research Activity


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