Rice University

Rice University

Houston , United States
  • 16
    Acceptance Rate
  • 7124
  • 91
    Employment Rate
  • Permit


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, 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.

Entry requirements

  • High school transcripts 
  • Either the SAT or ACT. Two SAT Subject Tests related to intended area of study recommended
  • English proficiency proof 

Scholarship & funding

The university offers financial aid for international students. For more information


Student life

The Rice Owls football team