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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.


Rice alumna creates a positive change in the American South

Ether Tricoche '10, who earned her undergraduate degree in cognitive science, is an associate partner at the nonprofit NewSchools Venture Fund. Additionally, Tricoche co-founded NewSchools Ignite to identify market gaps in educational technology. As a part of her work, she also seeks to increase the number of black and Latino founders, chief executive officers and senior leadership teams in education technology.

$1.8M in grants supports Rice research of NASA training and selection process

Rice University psychology researchers will play a role in NASA’s future deep-space exploration, thanks to two new grants from the space agency totaling $1.8 million. The researchers will help NASA streamline its astronaut selection and training process for long-term missions and aim to reduce human-performance risks associated with long-duration space exploration.

Rice junior Anjali Bhatla named Truman Scholar

Baker College junior Anjali Bhatla is among 54 college students nationwide named 2016 Truman Scholars, one of the most prestigious and selective scholarships in higher education. Students are selected based on their record of leadership, public service and academic achievement and their likelihood of becoming public leaders.

Women’s and men’s tennis win C-USA titles

Both Rice women’s and men’s tennis teams won Conference USA titles over the weekend. The women’s tennis team became the first to win four consecutive C-USA championships, and they joined the Rice men in becoming the third school to sweep the C-USA titles in the same year. Tulane and Tulsa are the previous winners.

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.