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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.

NEWS and ANNOUNCEMENTS

Houston No. 7 on America’s 50 Best Large Cities

Houston is featured in The Business Journal for a new rank as a top city in America. The list is a combination of statistical performance and qualitative evaluations in several categories, including place, people, and prosperity.

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Professor Vardi wins ACM Presidential Award

Rice computer scientist Moshe Vardi was honored with the Association of Computing Machinery's 2017 ACM Presidential Award. As the first two-time recipient of the honor, he is recognized for his efforts in transforming the association's flagship publication, Communications of the ACM.

Moshe Vardi

Houston featured as "the most diverse place in America"

In a piece published by the Los Angeles Times, Stephen Klineberg, Rice Professor and Co-Director of Kinder Institute of Urban Research, is quoted on Houston’s ascent to becoming the most racially and ethnically diverse major metropolis in the country.

Houston feature

Rice Speech and Debate nationally ranked in the top five

Rice's speech and debate team finished the year ranked No. 1 in Speech and No. 4 in Debate. In addition, team members brought home 62 individual awards this spring.

National Award for Rice Speech and Debate

Rice, once again a Forbes best value

Rice moved up 6 spaces from last year's ranking based on a number of factors, including tuition costs, school quality, post-grad earnings, student debt and graduation success.

Rice among Forbes' Best Values