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 14 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 master, 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.


Number of Students
per Class

2-9

10-19

20-29

30-39

40-49

50-99

100+

Total Undergraduates
3,879

Number of Classes
that Size

287

400

106

71

61

50

23

Total Classes per Semester
998


  • 6-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio
  • 14 - median class size
  • 87 percent of courses are taught by professors, not teaching assistants