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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.
 

NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS

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.

 

 

Curl and Kroto reunite on campus and discuss buckyball discovery

Almost 30 years ago, a group of scientists conducting experiments in a Rice University lab made a discovery that changed the face of science and technology. Their discovery of C-60, or buckminsterfullerene, launched the field of nanotechnology and earned three of the researchers — Richard Smalley, Robert Curl '54 and Harold Kroto — a Nobel Prize in Chemistry.

 

Rice is No. 1 best value in two new Kiplinger's rankings

Rice University ranks No. 1 among private universities on Kiplinger's list of "30 Best Values in Small Colleges" and "30 Best College Values in the West/Southwest."

 

Princeton Review Ranks Rice No. 1 Best Quality of Life

For the past few years Rice has ranked first or second in these two categories, and that tradition continues in the Princeton Review's "The Best 378 Colleges." Rice has ranked No. 1 for best quality of life four times before and No. 1 for happiest students the past two years.

 

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.