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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.


There's Still Time to Apply Early Decision

The application deadline for Early Decision is November 1, 2016. For the application checklists, see the Apply section.

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Robert Curl - 20 Years a Nobel Laureate

20 years after receiving the Nobel prize in Chemistry, Robert Curl '54 — professor emeritus, and father of nanotechnology — discusses the significance of the award.

Robert Curl Feature

Rice’s Rebecca Richards-Kortum named MacArthur Fellow

Professor Richards-Kortum received $625,000 as one of 23 "Genius Grant" award winners.

Rebecca Richards-Kortum MacArthur Fellow

The Doerr Institute appoints Al Gore and Colin Powell to its Advisory Board

Learn more about how the Advisory Board will shape the Institute's activities that provide leadership coaching for Rice students.

Doerr Institute