Academic Ranking of World Universities

Rice University
English Name: Rice University
Region: Northern America
Country/Region: USA
Found Year: 1912
Address: 6100 Main St

   As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to pathbreaking research, unsurpassed teaching and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor. Education has remained at the center of Rice University’s mission since the school opened in 1912. Rice combines the advantages of a liberal arts college with the resources and facilities of a premier research university. Our students have unparalleled opportunities to learn from distinguished faculty through classroom interaction, research collaboration and experiential opportunities. Some of the important engineering and science developments include Rice becoming the first university in the nation with a department wholly dedicated to space science; Rice researchers joining Dr. Michael DeBakey and his Baylor College of Medicine team to produce the first artificial heart; and Rice professors Robert Curl, Richard Smalley and British chemist Sir Harold Kroto receiving the Nobel Prize in chemistry for their discovery of buckyballs, which introduced the new field of nanotechnology. In addition to engineering, Rice has highly respected schools of architecture, business, continuing studies, humanities, music, natural sciences and social sciences. Rice also is home to the Baker Institute for Public Policy, a nonpartisan think tank that has brought a distinctive voice to national policy dialogue, and the Kinder Institute for Urban Research, a leading urban think tank that now conducts the longest ongoing study, over 37 years, of any metropolitan area in the U.S. It cultivates leadership and entrepreneurship skills in its students through the Doerr Institute for New Leaders and the Liu Idea Lab for Innovation and Entrepreneurship. It welcomes students from all walks of life, many of them first generation, and supports their success with the Rice Emerging Scholars Program. Rice practices need-blind admission of domestic students, meets 100 percent of all admitted students' demonstrated need, and beginning in fall 2019, domestic students from middle-income families with typical assets will receive grant aid to cover at least full tuition if they earn up to $130,000 a year, and at least half tuition for families earning between $130,001 and $200,000. In addition, students with family incomes below $65,000 will receive grant aid covering not only their full tuition, but also all of their mandatory fees and room and board. Rice is consistently heralded as one of the best values in higher education. Students from all disciplines learn to work together to invent and problem solve in the Oshman Engineering Design Kitchen. Several initiatives, including the Center for Civic Leadership, link Rice students with opportunities for research and service in the country’s fourth largest city. Located on a 300-acre wooded campus in the heart of Houston, Rice is surrounded by the Texas Medical Center, the Museum District, Hermann Park, Rice Village and great restaurants, and is a short MetroRail ride, courtesy of free passes, from the theater, symphony, ballet, opera and major league sports. The distinctive residential college system enhances the Rice experience by allowing students to flourish in a community of their peers. Minority students represent more than half of the undergraduate student body, and Rice ranks highly in national student surveys for quality of life and student happiness. Rice benefits from an undergraduate student-faculty ratio of just under 6:1, a median class size of 14 and endowment of $6.5 billion.

Total Enrollment:5474
           International Students:1043(19%)
Undergraduate Enrollment:3256
           International Students:282(9%)
Graduate Enrollment:2218
           International Students:761(34%)

Undergraduate Programs
           Ancient Mediterranean Civilizations
           Architectural Studies
           Art History
           Asian Studies
           Biochemistry and Cell Biology
           Biological Sciences
           Chemical Engineering
           Chemical Physics
           Civil Engineering
           Classical Studies
           Cognitive Science
           Computational and Applied Mathematics
           Computer Science
           Earth Science (Geology/Geophysics)
           Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
           Electrical Engineering Sciences
           Environmental Engineering
           French Studies
           German Studies
           Managerial Studies
           Materials Science
           Mathematical Economic Analysis
           Mechanical Engineering
           Medieval Studies
           Music History
           Music Theory
           Natural Sciences:
           Policy Studies
           Political Science
           Religious Studies
           Spanish/Hispanic Studies
           Sport Management
           Study of Women, Gender and Sexuality
           Visual and Dramatic Arts
Graduate Programs
           Anthropology, MA, PhD
           Applied Physics MS, PhD
           Art History, PhD
           Biochemistry and Cell Biology, MA, PhD
           Bioengineering, MBE, MS, PhD
           Chemical and Biomolecular Engineering, MChE, MS, PhD
           Chemistry, MA, PhD
           Civil and Environmental Engineering, MCEE, MS, PhD
           Computational and Applied Mathematics, MCAM, MA, PhD
           Computational Science and Engineering MCSSE, MA, PhD
           Computer Science, MCS, MS, PhD
           Earth Science, MS, PhD
           Ecology and Evolutionary Biology, MA, MS, PhD
           Economics, MA, PhD
           Electrical and Computer Engineering, MEE, MS, PhD
           English, PhD
           Environmental Analysis and Decision Making MS
           French Studies
           History, MA, PhD
           Joint Program in Computational Biology Training opportunities for PhD students
           Joint Programs with Medical Colleges MD/PhD, MD/MA, MD/MS
           Linguistics, MA, PhD
           MArch, MArch in Urban Design, DArch
           Master of Liberal Studies
           Master of Liberal Studies MLS
           Materials Science and Engineering MS, PhD
           Mathematics, MA, PhD
           MBA for Executives
           MBA for Professionals
           MBA/Master of Engineering
           MBA/Master of Science (with Wiess School of Natural Sciences)
           MBA/MD (with Baylor College of Medicine)
           Mechanical Engineering and Materials Science, MME, MMS, MS, PhD
           Music, BMus/ MMus, MMus, DMA
           Nanscale Physics MS
           Philosophy, MA, PhD
           Physics and Astronomy, MST, MS, PhD
           Political Science, MA, PhD
           Psychology, MA, PhD
           Religious Studies, PhD
           Sociology, PhD
           Statistics, MStat, MA, PhD
           Subsurface Geoscience MS

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