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College Board offers SAT testing date in August

SAT and SAT Subject Tests will be offered on August 26, 2017, replacing January testing options. The registration deadline for the August 26 test date is July 28. Rice applicants must complete and submit the SAT and two SAT Subject Tests OR the ACT before January 2018.

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OpenStax projected to save students millions in textbooks and pioneer online tutoring support

Rice University-based nonprofit publisher OpenStax is expected to save students on 11 partner campuses $8.2 million in the coming academic year. OpenStax will also launch Tutor Beta, a website that tracks study habits, allowing students to focus on areas of weakness and improve retention.

OpenStax Saves Money and Creates Online Tutor

Professor Vardi wins ACM Presidential Award

Rice computer scientist Moshe Vardi was honored with the Association of Computing Machinery's 2017 ACM Presidential Award. As the first two-time recipient of the honor, he is recognized for his efforts in transforming the association's flagship publication, Communications of the ACM.

Moshe Vardi

Houston featured as "the most diverse place in America"

In a piece published by the Los Angeles Times, Stephen Klineberg, Rice Professor and Co-Director of Kinder Institute of Urban Research, is quoted on Houston’s ascent to becoming the most racially and ethnically diverse major metropolis in the country.

Houston feature

Rice, once again a Forbes best value

Rice moved up 6 spaces from last year's ranking based on a number of factors, including tuition costs, school quality, post-grad earnings, student debt and graduation success.

Rice among Forbes' Best Values