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
Forty years ago this summer, Richard Nixon became the first American president to resign. The key evidence against him in the Watergate scandal came from audio recordings that Nixon had made in secret starting in 1971. Douglas Brinkley tackled those recordings in his new book, "The Nixon Tapes."
Rice University is a member of both the Common Application and the Universal College Application, and you can choose either one to apply for admission. Visit our website to learn more about application deadlines, required components, and financial aid opportunities.
Admission officers travel to select cities throughout the year to give presentations and to meet high school students, parents and counselors. Registration for the Rice Information Sessions hosted throughout the U.S. is now available.
Founded in 2013, Camp Kesem Rice is one of 54 student chapters in the national organization, the country's only nonprofit dedicated to organizing free summer camps to provide emotional support, camaraderie and fun experiences for children affected by a parent's cancer.
The annual Fiske Guide to Colleges has named Rice University one of 22 "Best Buys" for 2015.
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."
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.
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.