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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.


Rice launches the Lonestar Scholarship for students applying through Early Decision

The Lonestar Scholarship The Lonestar Scholarship is a $10,000 per year award, renewable for four years, and will be offered to up to 30 students in the Class of 2020. There is no extra application or nomination process to be considered. All students admitted Early Decision will automatically be considered.

Rice In Your Town

Prospective students will be able to speak with members of the Rice Office of Admissions as they travel to various cities. In next few months, admissions representatives will be visiting over 30 cities to speak with future Rice students!

Tony Castilleja '09 makes strides at The Boeing Company

Juan Castilleja Juan “Tony” Castilleja Jr. ’09, a mechanical engineer at The Boeing Company and named to the Houston Business Journal’s 40 Under 40 Class of 2013, describes the revolutionary design of the CST-100 Starliner Crew Space Transportation system.

Rice ranked among the nation's best values by Money Magazine

To address some of the biases that are found in other collegiate rankings, Money Magazine compiled data from a number of different organizations to measure value-added by individual institutions. Rice was recognized as the #14 institution in the United States based on its affordability and outcomes.

Professors in the News

We take pride in the groundbreaking work our professors do, as well as their commitment to teaching undergraduates. Read about their research, awards and accomplishments.

Student Profiles

Rice students are some of the most outstanding young minds in the world. Read about their academic experience and their perspectives of life at Rice.