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.
The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2013-2014
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QS World University Rankings 2014
QS World University Rankings 2013
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The Times Higher Education World University Rankings 2015-2016