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Rice has been ranked among the top ten in the nation for "
Best Quality of Life," and "Happiest Students" by the Princeton Review. This marks the seventh year in a row that Rice has appeared in the top ten for both lists. Rice currently holds a No. 1 ranking for both "
Happiest Students," and
"Lots of Race/Class Interaction."
The rankings reflect what Rice students experience every day. In assessing these accolades, students point to Rice’s supportive and collaborative community. They enjoy small classes,
access to faculty and unsurpassed
experiential learning opportunities. They also benefit from Rice’s distinctive
residential college system, a cornerstone of the undergraduate experience, which fosters close bonds between students across class years and academic disciplines.
Connect with the Rice student experience by exploring the online resources below.
mailing list provides the opportunity for high school students to explore what makes Rice distinctive. Prospective students will receive information about Rice's academic programs and student life, the residential college system, admission and financial aid.
Rice In Your Town
Rice in Your Town offers a schedule of when Rice's Office of Admission will be in a city near you, and allows you to sign up to attend information sessions so you can learn more about all that Rice has to offer.
Owl Admission Blogs, current students provide information to prospective and admitted students about academics, campus life, research opportunities, the residential colleges, and faculty-student interaction. This will allow you to get to know the Rice community and provide you with useful information as you learn more about life at Rice.
Introduction To Rice
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.
View this video to learn more.
Come learn more about a community where today's prominent scholars and researchers educate and empower the students who will shape tomorrow's global scene. We invite you to visit Rice - in person and
virtually - to enhance your understanding of our comprehensive research university.
Every university has its
traditions, and Rice University is no exception. O-Week, Beer Bike and Willy Week top the list of Rice's most well-known traditions, but in the university's nearly 100-year history, it's only natural for a few others to have developed along the way. From the humorous to the honored, these traditions are deeply entrenched in the life of the institution and shape the memories of students and alumni alike. This video takes a look at some Owl traditions.