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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 Earth Scientist wins Guggenheim Fellowship

Dr. Cin-Ty Lee is one of 173 scholars, artists, and scientists chosen as 2017 Guggenheim Fellows. The fellowships are awarded on the basis of achievements and exceptional promise to allow scholars to pursue their work with creative freedom.

Rice's Cin-Ty Lee is Guggenheim Fellow

Rice alumna Peggy Whitson shatters records

Whitson has amassed a number of records during her career with NASA, but most recently set the mark for most cumulative spacewalking time for a female, and oldest woman to ever fly in space.

 Rice Alumna Peggy Whitson in space

Rice senior named Luce Scholar

Cyrus Ghaznavi '17, a biological science and policy studies double major, is one of 18 Luce Scholars for 2017-18. Ghaznavi was nominated by Rice and was selected from 161 nominees. He is the fourth consecutive Rice nominee to be named a Luce Scholar. The fellowship program is designed to promote understanding of Asia among future leaders through language immersion and professional opportunities.

Luce Scholarship recipient Cyrus Ghaznavi

Rice's Moody Center for the Arts opens

Rice's newest facility, the Moody Center for the Arts, officially opened its doors on February 24. The Moody Center for the Arts bridges Rice and the vibrant cultural community of Houston while serving as a space for innovation and interdisciplinary collaboration.

Moody Center for the Arts