WalletHub ranks Rice among nation’s top 10 universities

Financial publication rates institution No. 7 in US, No 1 in Texas

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HOUSTON – (Oct. 19, 2022) – Rice is named as one of the nation’s top 10 universities in newly released rankings from WalletHub.

Rice is No. 7 in the financial publication’s rankings of the best universities across the nation and the No. 1 university in Texas.

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WalletHub says its researchers compiled data for the latest edition of its annual rankings by comparing 821 universities in seven areas, such as cost, faculty resources and campus safety. The publication says it also analyzed post-attendance metrics, such as the student loan default rate and how many former students earned more than high school graduates.

Rice consistently ranks among the nation’s top universities in independent annual surveys. The university rose to No. 15 in the latest edition of U.S. News & World Report’s “Best Colleges” guidebook, which is the most closely watched ranking of the nation’s higher education institutions. Niche’s ratings recently ranked Rice No. 6 in the nation overall and No. 1 for students majoring in architecture, sports management, and kinesiology and physical therapy.


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Located on a 300-acre forested campus in Houston, Rice University is consistently ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences and is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy. With 4,240 undergraduates and 3,972 graduate students, Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio is just under 6-to-1. Its residential college system builds close-knit communities and lifelong friendships, just one reason why Rice is ranked No. 1 for lots of race/class interaction and No. 1 for quality of life by the Princeton Review. Rice is also rated as a best value among private universities by Kiplinger’s Personal Finance.