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.
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Rice School of Architecture students have developed a revolutionary idea that could be considered an important advance in industrial design. Last year, the students won the inaugural Odebrecht Award for a radical design of man-made floating islands where as many as 25,000 oil workers and their families could live for extended periods of time. Petrobras, one of the world's largest oil companies, hopes to build and have operational floating residential islands in the next five years.
American musician and Pulitzer Prize-winning composer Caroline Shaw '04 and members of her ensemble, A Roomful of Teeth, won the 2014 Grammy Award for Best Chamber Music/Small Ensemble Performance.
The online education resource Best Value Schools has just released a ranking of 25 Best Value Universities across the United States. The article ranks affordable universities in the nation according to low average student debt and high-quality education.
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For the past few years Rice has ranked first or second in these two categories, and that tradition continues in the Princeton Review's "The Best 378 Colleges." Rice has ranked No. 1 for best quality of life four times before and No. 1 for happiest students the past two years.
Rice University has consistently ranked among Kiplinger's top five best-value schools.
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.