Rice University says, "The distribution system presupposes that every Rice student should receive a broad education along with training in an academic specialty. This goal is achieved by courses that are broad based, accessible to nonmajors, and representative of the knowledge, intellectual skills, and habits of thought that are most characteristic of a discipline or of inquiry across disciplines." [Source]
- Undergraduate Enrollment:3,893
- 4-Year Graduation Rate:83%
- Tuition & Fees:$43,918 annually
General Education Requirements
No credit given for Composition because only students who do not receive a satisfactory score on a university-administered composition examination must take a dedicated writing course, and the required "First-Year Writing Intensive Seminars" are topic courses in a range of disciplines that do not focus primarily on expository writing instruction.
3. Foreign LanguageNO
4. U.S. Government or HistoryNO
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: 06/22/2016