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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.


https://www.facebook.com/RiceUniversityAdmissionCongratulations to the Class of 2019!

We look forward to welcoming our newest students to Rice in the coming weeks, and for O-week in the fall!

Senior Claire Uke wins shotput event at C-USA Championships, and looks ahead to the Olympics

Claire Uke '15 set a personal and conference record at the C-USA Indoor Championships with her 17.95-meter throw in the shotput event, which was the third best throw in the country. Uke will train for the upcoming 2016 Olympics, and will ultimately pursue her dream of becoming an orthopedic surgeon.

New Electon MicroscopesRice boots up a new and powerful electron microscope

Rice has installed one of the most powerful microscopes in the United States, the Titan Themis scanning/transmission electron microscope, so researchers will be able to peer deeper than ever into the fabric of the universe.

The Shepherd School of MusicRice students, faculty participate in chamber music exchange in Leipzig, Germany

A group of students and faculty members from Rice's Shepherd School of Music participated in a chamber music exchange with the Hochschule für Musik und Theater Felix Mendelssohn-Bartholdy (HMT) in Leipzig, Germany.

Professors in the News

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.

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.