Rice students work with award-winning faculty and experts to answer tomorrow’s toughest questions. How can scientists use viruses to help damaged hearts? How can policymakers address global health crises? How can cities better prepare for severe weather events? To us, the process extends beyond the classroom and into the field, where we translate research into action.Learn More
It starts with our Residential College system—11 communities designed to be microcosms of our larger diverse campus, each with its own dining halls, faculty mentors, gathering spaces and dorms—and extends to 250+ student-led clubs and activities. Our students and faculty form a tight-knit community of scholars who are eager to help each other succeed.Learn More
Ever wondered what it’s like to learn from a Pulitzer Prize winner? Or an astronaut? How about a Grammy Award winner? At Rice, you’ll find out. Our 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio means our professors are some of the most accessible in the country. Our median class is just 15 students and 70% of courses have fewer than 20.Learn More
Rice pairs a world-class education with surprising affordability. Your ability to pay doesn’t affect our review—we’ve practiced need-blind admission since we opened in 1912. More than half of all incoming freshmen receive aid and the average package totals $46,077. Surprise surprise!Learn More
Your Rice degree will prepare you for whatever is next. Grad school? Med school? Launching a successful career? Your options will be unlimited. No matter your path, we have the resources to help you succeed. From our award-winning Center for Career Development to the Student Success Initiatives Office, our campus community is dedicated to your personal and professional growth.Learn More
Throughout history, the owl has been a symbol of wisdom—that’s why it’s on our crest. But at Rice it’s also our mascot! Rice recreation and sports programs, including club sports and NCAA Division I athletics, provide endless opportunities to lead an active lifestyle, show school spirit and engage in friendly competition. #GoOwls x #RFNDLearn More
Rice is in the heart of the museum district - next door to the world’s largest medical center, a short train ride to downtown and the nation’s second-largest theater district. Surrounding our campus is a world of opportunity and Rice students have free or discounted access to much of it.