Rice University says, "The academic philosophy at Rice is to offer students beginning their college studies both a grounding in the broad fields of general knowledge and the chance to concentrate on very specific academic and research interests. By completing the required distribution courses, all students gain an understanding of the literature, arts, and philosophy essential to any civilization, a broad historical introduction to thought about human society, and a basic familiarity with the scientific principles underlying physics, chemistry, and mathematics. Building on this firm foundation, students then concentrate on studies in their major areas of interest." [Source]
- Undergraduate Enrollment:4,001
- 4-Year Graduation Rate:83%
- Tuition & Fees:$45,608 annually
General Education Requirements
No credit given for Composition because the "Writing and Communication" requirement may be satisfied by topic courses in a range of disciplines that do not primarily focus on expository writing instruction.
No credit given for literature because a survey course in literature is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Group I Distribution" requirement.
3. Foreign LanguageNO
4. U.S. Government or HistoryNO
No credit given for Economics because a course in economics is an option, but not required, to fulfill the "Group II Distribution" requirement.
No credit given for Mathematics because math and science are folded into the "Distribution Group III" requirement, which may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math or science content.
No credit given for Natural or Physical Science because math and science are folded into the "Distribution Group III" requirement, which may be satisfied by courses with little college-level math or science content.
Curriculum last evaluated: 05/22/2017