University description (as per official university website)
At Rice, we take knowledge seriously. Of course, that doesnít mean we donít have fun. We do. But in the deepest sense, we understand that only those things taken seriously are really fun. If you like this idea, you will like Rice. When you study here, youíll get more than just a world-class education: The university offers tremendous learning experiences in the classroom and out ó across campus, in the city and throughout the world. With more than 3,000 undergraduates, Rice offers the best of both worlds: an exceptional educational experience offered by professors who know your name.
Rice University is the name popularly used for William Marsh Rice University. It was founded in 1891 by William Marsh Rice as The William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Letters, Science and Art, but did not begin operating until 1912. It sits on 285 acres of heavily wooded land and functions as a private research university. It is divided into the following academic sections:
* Rice School of Architecture
* Rice Quantum Institute
* Rice Engineering Design and Development Institute
* Center for Biological and Environmental Nanotechnology
* Computer and Information Technology Institute
* Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology
* James A. Baker III Institute for Public Policy
* Shepherd School of Music
The student enrollment at Rice University was 5,161 in 2007 (5,084 full-time equivalent).
About 53% of the freshmen class in 2007 was male and women were 47% of the class.
Undergrads are 60% of enrolled students and graduate students are 40%.
About 7% of freshmen are from countries other than the US. Students living in the US make up 93% of incoming freshmen.
Among freshmen students, 100% are full-time and 0% are part-time.
Welcome to the Office of Financial Aid website. Our goal is to guide you through the financial aid process at Rice University. We understand that your education is a significant investment for both you and your family. We hope that this website will ease the process of exploring the different financial aid options available to you.
Our loan process will be changing for the remainder of the 2009-2010 school year as well as the 2010-2011 school year. Rice will no longer be doing loans through the Federal Family Education Loan Program and will process all loans through the Direct Loan Program. Please check back for updates as we will post more information as it becomes available.