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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 admits 14% of applicants

Rice's admission decisions were released on March 24.  Congratulations to those who were admitted to Rice's Class of 2018! We received more than 17,700 applications, which is an increase of more than 15% over last year. This is the largest year-to-year increase in the university's history. We admitted 14% of applicants as we aim to enroll a class of 945 students.


Check out the Engineering Design Showcase

This showcase highlights the school's engineering design projects, and the competition portion involves over 80 judges, including engineering alumni and local industry professionals. If you aren't able to attend the showcase on April 17, you can still check out our teams' projects online.


Two Rice juniors win Udall Scholarships

Rice engineering students Hutson Chilton and Zach Bielak have been awarded a 2014 Udall Scholarship. The award, presented by the Morris K. Udall and Stewart L. Udall Foundation, is given to students who show passion for careers committed to the environment.


Rice junior Danny Graves wins Beinecke Scholarship

Rice University's Danny Graves is one of 20 students nationally awarded a Beinecke Scholarship. The award is given to a select group of college juniors to support graduate education in the arts, humanities and social sciences.



Transfer applicants: Check your Rice Admission Student Portal for updates

The Rice Admission Student Portal is designed to help applicants track our receipt of your application materials and communicate our final admission decision to you.



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.