Undergraduate Admission
Rice: Unconventional Wisdom

Access to Faculty

Access_to_FacultyRice professors are among the most distinguished faculty in the world. Your relationship with faculty members is one of our highest priorities. With a median class size of 15 students, you'll find an engaging, interactive classroom environment.

Through Rice's Center for Civic Leadership, students have endless opportunities to work on faculty-supervised research projects, become involved in culture service or develop leadership skills that will impact their communities and society.

Less formally, students interact with faculty on a daily basis in their residential college. Each college has a faculty magister, who cultivates a variety of cultural and intellectual interests among the students. In addition, colleges maintain a membership of 20-30 faculty associates, who provide pre-major advising and orientation support, as well as participate in intramurals, theater productions and courses unique to individual colleges.

Excellent teaching is at the heart of a Rice education, and our professors are here to teach you to think globally - in and out of the classroom - and challenge conventional wisdom. At Rice, you'll know your instructors, and they'll know you.