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Rice University, officially William Marsh Rice University, is a private research university located on a 295-acre campus in Houston, Texas, United States. The university is situated near the Houston Museum District and is adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. Rice is generally considered the top university and the most selective institution of higher education in the state of Texas.Plan to visit Rice University Campus and other customer-reviewed, writer-recommended Houston attractions using our Houston trip planning website.
Opened in 1912 after the murder of its namesake William Marsh Rice, Rice is now a research university with an undergraduate focus. Its emphasis on education is demonstrated by a small student body and 6:1 student-faculty ratio, and it has been nationally recognized as a leading university for undergraduate teaching. The university has a very high level of research activity for its size, with $140.2 million in sponsored research funding in 2016. Rice is noted for its applied science programs in the fields of artificial heart research, structural chemical analysis, signal processing, space science, and nanotechnology. It was ranked first in the world in materials science research by the Times Higher Education (THE) in 2010. Rice is a member of the Association of American Universities.
The university is organized into eleven residential colleges and eight schools of academic study, including the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, the George R. Brown School of Engineering, the School of Social Sciences, School of Architecture, Shepherd School of Music and the School of Humanities. Undergraduates select from more than fifty majors and two dozen minors, and have a high level of flexibility in pursuing multiple degree programs. Additional graduate programs are offered through the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business and the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. Rice students are bound by the strict Honor Code, which is enforced by a student-run Honor Council.
Rice University Campus reviews
Ran through the park outside everyday for a week. But the nicest part of my daily runs was by far running through the gates and campus at Rice. It is such beautiful campus with a lot of interesting...
Ran through the park outside everyday for a week. But the nicest part of my daily runs was by far running through the gates and campus at Rice. It is such beautiful campus with a lot of interesting... more »
We went to a concert at the Shepherd School of Music. It is a beautiful venue and the acoustics are excellent. Be sure to visit James Turrell's Twilight Epiphany Skyspace. It is especially beautiful..... more
We went to a concert at the Shepherd School of Music. It is a beautiful venue and the acoustics are excellent. Be sure to visit James Turrell's Twilight Epiphany Skyspace. It is especially beautiful..... more »
It is a well known educational institution with successful programs! The parking needs an upgrade for sure. It's expensive but not updated. Enjoyed the Owl Bowl game 😎
The institution is greatly accessible as there is a huge parking lot dedicated for visitors. The architecture is breathtaking. The students here are very nice.
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