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Rice: Unconventional Wisdom

Why Rice?

NO UPPER LIMIT-THE BEST STUDENTS, FACULTY AND RESEARCHERS FOUND ANYWHERE

 
In 1912, at the first matriculation ceremony ever held at Rice, our first president, Edgar Odell Lovett, set forth a bold vision for an institution of higher learning that would "assign no upper limit to its educational endeavor." Staying true to his vision, Rice is distinctive because of our ambition in the pursuit of knowledge, our commitment to teaching and the high quality of life created by the residential college system. Well resourced on campus and further enhanced by the nation's fourth-largest city, students enjoy boundless opportunities for intellectual and personal growth.