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Rice: Unconventional Wisdom

City Life


In addition to receiving a first-class education at Rice University, your college experience will be intellectually and socially enhanced by a multitude of social activities, volunteer opportunities and internships in the nation's fourth-largest city.

Houston gained national and international recognition in 2012 when it was named by Forbes as America's Coolest City. In 2013, Forbes recognized Houston again as America's Next Great Global City; and in 2014, Business Insider recognized Houston as the No. 1 City in the U.S. for Job Creation, showing that a paycheck goes farther here than in any other major metropolitan area.

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