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Rice University

United States
  • 65 THE World University Rankings 2013-2014
  • 69 THE World University Rankings 2014-2015
  • 129 QS World University Rankings 2014
  • 136 QS World University Rankings 2013
  • 106 QS World University Rankings 2015
  • 101 THE World University Rankings 2015-2016
  • 89 QS World University Rankings 2018
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Institution type Private

About Rice University

William Marsh Rice University, commonly known as Rice University or Rice, is a private research university located in Houston, Texas, United States. Rice is well-known for its applied science programs in the fields of artificial heart research, structural chemical analysis, nanotechnology, space science, and signal processing.

The university offers a wide range of undergraduate as well as graduate programs. It is organized into eight schools of academic study, where six of them are undergraduate and graduate schools (Wiess School of Natural Sciences, George R. Brown School of Engineering, School of Social Sciences, School of Humanities, School of Architecture, and Shepherd School of Music), and two graduate schools (Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies, and Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business).

In 2010, the university was ranked first in the world in materials science research by the Times Higher Education (THE). In 2011 Rice University was ranked the 17th among national universities by U.S. News & World Report. Also, USNWR ranked the Jones Graduate School of Management 34th and the Brown School of Engineering 34th in the same year.

Campus information

The university is organized into eight schools of academic study and eleven residential colleges, offering a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programs.

Rice University's schools of academic:

  • Wiess School of Natural Sciences
  • George R. Brown School of Engineering
  • School of Social Sciences
  • School of Humanities
  • Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business
  • School of Architecture
  • Shepherd School of Music
  • Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies

Rice University's facilities:

  • Rice Stadium
  • 11 On-campus Residential Colleges
  • Research Centers
  • Rice Coffeehouse
  • Valhalla pub
  • Willy's pub
  • Library
  • Recreation and Fitness Center
  • Computing Labs
  • Dining hall
  • and etc

Rice University is situated near the Houston Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. Within walking distance of campus, the Rice Village is filled with shops and restaurants. Free shuttle bus service from campus is available on Saturdays. Students can also spend their time in downtown Museum Distric and Theater District, where plays, musicals, concerts, multimedia art shows and world-renowned exhibits are shown.


Rice University offers on-campus housing and off-campus housing. The package included Dining options.


Courses available 10

Accounting & Finance 1 Applied, Pure Sciences 1 Business, Management 1 Computer Science, IT 1 Engineering 2 Humanities & Social Sciences 4 Sports Science 1


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