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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 professor brings medical humanities expertise to the White House

Kirsten Ostherr, professor of English and director of medical humanities at Rice, joined an innovation-minded mix of 40 health care stakeholders, experts and high-level government officials at the White House on June 2 for a special workshop on engaging patients as participants in medical research. Ostherr has been involved with a Stanford University-based initiative that aims to be a catalyst for new ideas about the future of medicine and health care for several years and serves in a leading role on its education committee.

Rice students and alumni share common connections through the "Sallyportal"

Sallyportal, a joint program between the Center for Career Development and the Office of Alumni Relations, will help provide mentorship and learning opportunities among members of the Rice community. Students, parents, alumni, and campus partners will be able to use the Sallyportal, an online hub, to provide professional development experiences for current students, and strengthen Rice network across all years. The Sallyportal will be officially launched on Rice Day, October 12.

Seven Rice students earn Fulbright grants

Seven students have joined the long list of Rice students who have been awarded Fulbright awards to fund international educational exchange programs. They represent five different divisions of study on campus, and can apply their Fulbright grants towards postgraduate studies, teaching opportunities, or research abroad. These most seven Fulbright recipients will apply their awards towards international experiences in six different countries.

Students engineer device to monitor fetal responses in surgery

Five senior bioengineers capped four successful years on campus with the creation of their device, "WombOx." They developed WombOx in close collaboration with a faculty advisor, and Dr. Magdalena Sanz Cortes of the Texas Children's Fetal Center. Their work earned a $5,000 prize as WombOx won the top device at Rice's annual Engineering Design Showcase for its ability to track pulse and oxygen levels in a fetus undergoing endoscopic surgery.

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.