World-Class University

Rice University is one of the nation's premier institutions of higher education.


  • LOCATION: Houston, Texas
  • FOUNDED: 1912
  • ENROLLMENT: 6,740
  • NATIONAL RANKINGS: No. 15 (U.S. News & World Report) No. 2 Most International University
  • MEMBERSHIP: Association of American Universities (AAU)

Consistently ranking among the top 20 universities in the U.S. for best quality of student life, race/class interaction, and happiest students; most recently ranked No 4. Nationally and No. 1 in Texas for best value among private universities.

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Producing award-winning students and faculty:

Fullbright Scholars
Marshall Scholars
Truman Scholars
Rhodes Scholars
Nobel Laureates
Pulitzer Prize Winners

Educating many of our nation's leaders, including Annise Parker, David Rhodes, John Doerr, Lance Berkman and Robert Curl, to name a few of our alumni who have excelled in fields around the world.

Annise Parker 61st Mayor of Houston
David Rhodes President, CBS News
Lance Berkman Six-Time Major League Baseball All Star
Robert Curl Rice University Professor of Chemistry Emeritus, 1996 Nobel Prize Winner
John Doerr Venture Capitalist, Kleiner Perkins Caufield & Byers