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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
The Lone Star Scholarship is a $10,000 per year award, renewable for four years, and will be offered to up to 30 students in the Class of 2020. There is no extra application or nomination process to be considered. All students admitted Early Decision will automatically be considered.
Rice student-athletes continue to excel at a graduate success rate (GSR) that ranks among the finest in the nation, according to the NCAA tabulations released Nov. 4. Rice was tied for 8th overall among all schools that compete in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS), along with several other strong rankings.
Former Rice running back and wide receiver Sam McGuffie is one of 15 men who have been named to the 2015-2016 USA Bobsled National Team roster. Being named to the bobsled team now means that McGuffie and company can start preparing a chance to make the PyeongChang, South Korea 2018 Winter Olympics, as well as yearly World Championships.
The American Physical Society has awarded Rice University physicist Randy Hulet the prestigious 2016 Davisson-Germer Prize in Atomic Physics. The prize, which includes a $5,000 award, is given to recognize and encourage outstanding work in atomic physics or surface physics.
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.
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.