Rice University - Fastweb
* 227757

Rice University

Houston, TX
University Website: www.rice.edu
Apply Online: futureowls.rice.edu/futureowls/Apply.asp
Provided by

William Marsh Rice University, commonly referred to as Rice University or Rice, is a private research university located on a 295-acre (1.19 km2) campus in Houston, Texas, United States. The university is situated near the Houston Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center.

Opened in 1912 after the murder of its namesake William Marsh Rice, Rice is now a preeminent research university with a distinct undergraduate focus. Its emphasis on education is demonstrated by a small student body and 5:1 student-faculty ratio, among the lowest in the top American universities including the Ivy League. The university has produced 101 Fulbright Scholars, 10 Truman Scholars, 24 Marshall Scholars, and 12 Rhodes Scholars. The university has a very high level of research activity for its size, with $115.3 million in sponsored research funding in 2011. 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.

The university is organized into eleven residential colleges and eight schools of academic study, including the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, the George R. Brown School of Engineering, the School of Social Sciences, and the School of Humanities. Graduate programs are offered through the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, School of Architecture, Shepherd School of Music, and Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. Rice students are bound by the strict Honor Code, which is enforced by a uniquely student-run Honor Council.

Rice competes in 14 NCAA Division I varsity sports and is a part of Conference USA, often competing with its cross-town rival the University of Houston. Intramural and club sports are offered in a wide variety of activities such as Jiu Jitsu, water polo, and crew. Rice athletes include Lance Berkman, Harold Solomon, Bubba Crosby, along with three Olympians.

* Description and image provided by Wikipedia under CC-BY-SA 3.0 license. More

Fast Facts

  • Private not for profit, Four or more years
  • students
  • $34,900.00 avg tuition

6100 S Main
Houston, TX 77005-1827
(713) 348-0000

Apply online Admissions:
Financial Aid:

Areas of Study:

  • Architecture And Related Services
  • Area, Ethnic, Cultural, Gender, And Group Studies
  • Biological And Biomedical Sciences
  • Business, Management, Marketing, And Related Support Services
  • Computer And Information Sciences And Support Services
  • Education
  • Engineering
  • English Language And Literature/Letters
  • Foreign Languages, Literatures, And Linguistics
  • History
  • Liberal Arts And Sciences, General Studies And Humanities
  • Mathematics And Statistics
  • Multi/Interdisciplinary Studies
  • Natural Resources And Conservation
  • Parks, Recreation, Leisure, And Fitness Studies
  • Philosophy And Religious Studies
  • Physical Sciences
  • Psychology
  • Public Administration And Social Service Professions
  • Social Sciences
  • Visual And Performing Arts
More Less

Scholarships for Students in Texas

Name Amount Deadline
Abilene Chapter/AIA Scholarship Varies Varies
Edwin W. and Alyce O. Carroll Scholarship Varies Varies
El Paso Chapter/AIA Scholarship Varies Varies
E.G. Spencer Scholarship Varies Varies
Fay H. Spencer Memorial Scholarship in Architecture Varies Varies
AIA Southeast Texas Chapter Douglas E. Steinman, Jr., FAIA Scholarship Varies Varies
Waco Chapter/AIA Scholarship Varies Varies
Wichita Falls Chapter/AIA Scholarship Varies Varies
Allen International Scholarship 100% of tuition Varies
Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Up to $35,000 Varies
Association Administrators and Consultants, Inc., Scholarship - TSA Varies Varies
Charles Lamar and Verda McKittrick Scholarship $500 Varies
Northeast Texas Chapter/AIA Scholarship Varies Varies
San Antonio Conservation Society Foundation Scholarship Varies Varies
Tyler J. Viney Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Tyler J. Viney Memorial Scholarship Varies Varies
Trustee Distinguished Scholarship - Rice University Up to $27,000 Varies
Trustee Diversity Scholarship - Rice University Up to $27,000 Varies
Century Scholars Program $4,000 Varies
Barbara Jordan Scholarship $25,500 Varies
Engineering Scholarship - Rice University $10,000 Varies
Edgar Odell Lovett Scholarship 50% of tuition Varies
IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship Up to $2,000 Varies
IES Diversity Merit-Based Scholarship Varies Varies
IES Diversity Merit-Based Scholarship Varies Varies
IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship Up to $5,000 Varies
IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship Up to $5,000 Varies