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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.


https://www.facebook.com/RiceUniversityAdmissionCongratulations to the Class of 2019!

Admitted student events will be held on campus throughout the month of April. We look forward to welcoming our newest students to Rice in the coming weeks, and for O-week in the fall!



Blaque RobinsonRice junior chosen for a Beinecke Scholarship

Rice University's Blaque Robinson is one of 20 college students across the country selected for a 2015 Beinecke Scholarship. The $34,000 award supports graduate education in the arts, humanities and social sciences.



Krishna PalemRice's Krishna Palem wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Rice University computer scientist Krishna Palem has won a prestigious Guggenheim Fellowship to collaborate with colleagues in the United Kingdom in hope of making the resolution of weather and climate models 10 times finer through supercomputing with an ultra-energy-efficient approach.



Rice Business Plan Competition42 teams from around the world to compete in 2015 Rice Business Plan Competition

Forty-two teams hailing from some of the world's top universities will vie for more than $1.6 million in prizes at the 15th annual Rice Business Plan Competition (RBPC) at Rice University's Jones Graduate of Business April 16-18. It is the world's richest and largest student startup competition of its kind and hosted by the Rice Alliance for Technology and Entrepreneurship and the Jones Graduate School of Business.



Former Summer Creek player Harris selected to U.S. Collegiate National TeamVolleyball: Former Summer Creek player Harris selected to U.S. Collegiate National Team

For a second straight year, Rice volleyball right side hitter Chelsey Harris is amongst 36 athletes chosen to participate in the U.S. Collegiate National Team (CNT) program.



Rice Students Build Cheap, Flat-Packable Infant IncubatorRice Students Build Cheap, Flat-Packable Infant Incubator

Neonatal incubators are overall pretty simple devices, but they're bulky and are often quite expensive. In order to help make them standard equipment in even some of the most remote and poorest clinics in the world, students at Rice University created an incubator for about $250 in parts, and that can be flat packed for easy shipment to anywhere.



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.


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