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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.

Three Rice students named Goldwater Scholars

Savannah Cofer, Jakob Grzesik and Alex Hwang were selected from a field of 1,280 natural sciences, mathematics and engineering students nationwide. The scholarships will cover the cost of tuition, fees, books and room andboard up to a maximum of $7,500 per year.

3 Rice students named Goldwater Scholars

Rice professor wins NSF CAREER Award

Zoë Wool, anthropologist in the School of Social Sciences, won a five-year grant that will support her research on informal caregiving for war-injured veterans and alternative models of caregiving more generally. The knowledge gained from this project could impact the understanding of long-term care for both injured veterans and other people in need.

Rice professor wins NSF CAREER award

Rice students reimagine pacemakers

Rice supports students' rights to peacefully protest

Rice respects the right of free expression and encourages responsible citizenship among our current students and high school applicants. Disciplinary sanctions for participating in peaceful protests by students will not negatively impact their admission to the university.

Rice supports student's rights to peacefully protest