Office of Admission
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
For the second year in a row, Rice University is ranked No. 1 for happiest students in the U.S. in the Princeton Review’s annual guide to the country’s best colleges. “The Best 377 Colleges” also ranks Rice No. 2 for best quality of life, best-run college and students’ love of their school.
Rice University moves up from No. 4 in ranking of private universities.
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.