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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!

We look forward to welcoming our newest students to Rice in the coming weeks, and for O-week in the fall!



Smalley-Curl InstituteRice merges two institutes to form Smalley-Curl Institute

Rice University is merging two of its multidisciplinary research institutes, the Richard E. Smalley Institute for Nanoscale Science and Technology and the Rice Quantum Institute, to form a new entity, the Smalley-Curl Institute.



Natasha KirienkoRice recruits cancer researcher from Harvard Medical School

A cancer researcher from Harvard Medical School and Massachusetts General Hospital will join the Rice University faculty in August as the result of a $2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).



Owls baseball wins 20th straight conference titleOwls baseball wins 20th straight conference title

Rice baseball defeated Florida International University (FIU) on Saturday to take possession of the program’s 20th consecutive conference championship spanning three different leagues dating back to 1996.



Rice and Baylor College of Medicine sign inter-institutional agreementRice and Baylor College of Medicine sign inter-institutional agreement

The two universities are entering into this new agreement to facilitate synergies, build structural interfaces and remove barriers to collaboration to leverage the distinctive strengths of each institution.



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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