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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

BakerInst Baker Institute among top 10 university-affiliated think tanks in world

Rice University’s Baker Institute for Public Policy is now ranked among the top 10 university-affiliated think tanks in the world. In an annual index of global think tanks, it rose to No. 9 in 2014 -- up from No. 11 in 2013.

 

 

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.

 

 

Kiplinger's 2015 rankings lists Rice as No. 1 best value in the West/Southwest

Rice University is also ranked No. 4 on Kiplinger's Personal Finance magazine's 2015 list of best values among private universities.

 

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.