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Welcome to Rice. Here, you will discover a place that is passionate about teaching, undergraduate research and leadership development. We are a diverse community and support a student body from all economic backgrounds.

Set in the heart of the nation's fourth-largest city, Rice is a comprehensive research university that fosters diversity and an intellectual environment that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.

Consistently ranked among the best values in higher education, with a highly recognized and respected residential college system, Rice transforms outstanding students into global scholars who envision new possibilities and leave their imprint on the world.


https://www.facebook.com/RiceUniversityAdmissionCongratulations to the Class of 2019!

Admitted student events will be held on campus throughout the month of April. We look forward to welcoming our newest students to Rice in the coming weeks, and for O-week in the fall!



Blaque RobinsonRice junior chosen for a Beinecke Scholarship

Rice University's Blaque Robinson is one of 20 college students across the country selected for a 2015 Beinecke Scholarship. The $34,000 award supports graduate education in the arts, humanities and social sciences.



Rice to offer new interdisciplinary minor in politics, law and social thoughtRice to offer new interdisciplinary minor in politics, law and social thought

What is freedom? Are states necessary? What is the function of government? What are the foundations of law? Beginning in the fall, Rice’s School of Humanities and School of Social Sciences will offer a new interdisciplinary minor addressing these and other big questions in political theory and law.



Winners announced for 2015 Rice Undergraduate Research SymposiumWinners announced for 2015 Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium

More than 250 students competed for cash prizes in the annual campus-wide Rice Undergraduate Research Symposium April 15. Students in all disciplines had a chance to share their research and design projects with the Rice and Houston communities through displays and presentations at Tudor Fieldhouse.



Krishna PalemRice's Krishna Palem wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Rice University computer scientist Krishna Palem has won a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship to collaborate with colleagues in the United Kingdom in hope of making the resolution of weather and climate models 10 times finer through supercomputing with an ultra-energy-efficient approach.



Featured in 2015 Fiske Guide to CollegesRice named a 2015 'Best Buy' by the Fiske Guide to Colleges

The annual Fiske Guide to Colleges has named Rice University one of 22 "Best Buys" for 2015.



Kiplinger's 2015 rankings lists Rice as No. 1 best value in the West/Southwest

Rice University is also ranked No. 4 on Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's 2015 list of best values among private universities.


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