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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.


Happy Thanksgiving from the Rice Office of Admission!

The Rice Office of Admission, together with Sammy the Owl, would like to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving holiday.



Deadlines to remember...Remember December 1

December 1 is the deadline for Rice/Baylor applications, Shepherd School of Music applications and the deadline for Regular Decision applicants who are requesting an off-campus interview. Check out our admission calendar page for more information on the documents required for a complete application.


Apply to RiceApply now for next fall!

Rice University is a member of both the Common Application and the Universal College Application, and you can choose either one to apply for admission. Visit our website to learn more about application deadlines, required components, and financial aid opportunities.


Featured in 2015 Fiske Guide to CollegesRice named a 2015 'Best Buy' by the Fiske Guide to Colleges

The annual Fiske Guide to Colleges has named Rice University one of 22 "Best Buys" for 2015.



Rice is No. 1 best value in two new Kiplinger's rankings

Rice University ranks No. 1 among private universities on Kiplinger's list of "30 Best Values in Small Colleges" and "30 Best College Values in the West/Southwest."


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.