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Rice University


Set in the heart of the nation's fourth-largest city, Rice is a comprehensive research university that fosters diversity and an intellectual environment that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.

Consistently ranked among the best values in higher education, with a highly recognized and respected residential college system, Rice transforms outstanding students into global scholars who envision new possibilities and leave their imprint on the world.

Rice offers:

  • The highest quality, including a rigorous, outstanding education that leads to a highly respected degree and boundless postcollege prospects.
  • The resources and opportunities for meaningful undergraduate research. Rice is a member of the Association of American Universities, which includes the 63 top research institutions in North America.
  • Outstanding faculty and facilities across academic fields, from science and engineering to the humanities and social sciences to architecture, business, and music. And its endowment per student is fifth among American private research universities.
  • A national and international student body, with students from all 50 states and 89 countries.
  • A vast range of things to explore, from study abroad to research, and an endless list of extracurricular activities.
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Academic specialism

Rice offers more than 50 undergraduate majors across six divisions of study, including architecture, engineering, humanities, music, natural sciences and social sciences. Additionally, minors, interdisciplinary and preprofessional programs complement our comprehensive curriculum, with multiple opportunities for research and collaboration.

Rice's prestigious professional and research-oriented programs are highly selective, and they attract some of the world’s brightest and most talented minds.

Rice University has identified strategic areas of scholarship. Much of the work of these centers and institutes of excellence are highly interdisciplinary, contributing to the advancement of science and technology in nanoscale science, computing and information technology, quantum phenomena, and cross-disciplinary research and education encompassing the biological, chemical and engineering disciplines.

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Rice University
6100 Main St, Houston, United States
TX 77005
United States
United States
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+1 713-348-6095

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Houston has two airports: William P. Hobby (HOU), 11 miles to the south of campus and George Bush Intercontinental (IAH), 24 miles to the north. Intercontinental is a hub of global travel. Hobby is a hub for regional, domestic travel. Together they offer 1,000 flights a day in and out of Houston.

Most major rental car companies have locations at both airports. SuperShuttle and taxis provide ground transportation services from both airports.

The Metropolitan Transit Authority of Harris County, (METRO) provides bus and rail service from destinations around Houston. There is a METRORail stop across the street from the main entrance of the Rice campus. The rail line travels up and down Main Street, serving downtown, the Texas Medical Center and Reliant Park.