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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 junior Anjali Bhatla named Truman Scholar

Baker College junior Anjali Bhatla is among 54 college students nationwide named 2016 Truman Scholars, one of the most prestigious and selective scholarships in higher education. Students are selected based on their record of leadership, public service and academic achievement and their likelihood of becoming public leaders.

Women’s and men’s tennis win C-USA titles

Both Rice women’s and men’s tennis teams won Conference USA titles over the weekend. The women’s tennis team became the first to win four consecutive C-USA championships, and they joined the Rice men in becoming the third school to sweep the C-USA titles in the same year. Tulane and Tulsa are the previous winners.

Two Rice students named Goldwater Scholars

Henry Bair and Austin Cao were chosen from 1,150 mathematics, science and engineering students nominated by universities nationwide for the award based on academic merit. Each of the 252 new Goldwater Scholars will receive up to $7,500 per year for a one- or two-year scholarship to cover tuition, fees, book and room and board.

Rice’s Genevera Allen wins NSF CAREER award

Genevera Allen is Rice’s Dobelman Family Junior Chair of Statistics and an assistant professor of statistics and of electrical and computer engineering, a statistician, mathematician and neuroscientist. She is hoping to provide data scientists with new tools that can uncover hidden patterns and correlations from complex data sets, thanks to a new CAREER Development Award from the National Science Foundation (NSF).

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.