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What do an Olympic gold medalist, a Nobel laureate, a Pulitzer Prize winner and the former presidents of Texaco, Coca-Cola and Eastman Kodak have in common? They all graduated from Rice University - and used the exceptional education they gained here to help them go straight to the top. You can enjoy the same world-class education today, complete with outstanding classroom experiences, one of the best student-to-faculty ratios in the country, plentiful opportunities for research and interdisciplinary work, and hundreds of available extracurricular activities. Come join the thousands who have found their paths to success at Rice - and learn how serious study and serious fun can translate into serious success.
Rice is consistently ranked as one of the nation's best teaching and research universities. That's not surprising, since it shares much in common with the nation's other top universities, including applicants.
The mission of Rice University, shaped largely by its founder and the first president, is to provide an unsurpassed undergraduate education in science, engineering, the arts, humanities, and social sciences; to produce internationally distinguished scholarship and research and excellent graduate education in carefully focused areas; to ensure that such an education remains affordable; to maintain the distinctive character of a community of learning that is relatively small in scale; and to serve the continuing educational needs of the larger community.
Nestled among spreading oak trees and scurrying squirrels are buildings for higher learning, art, theater, sports, housing, music and international speakers. There is something happening every day on campus and in the surrounding community.
The Rice campus is just south of the active nightlife and cultural opportunities of downtown Houston. The university's campus is located in the center of one of Houston's upscale residential neighborhoods and trendy shopping centers.
Whether you are looking for quiet seclusion in a hammock under a tree or the intricate moves of ballet dancers, Rice and its surrounding community have a place for you