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Rice University

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Houston, TX

University Website:  www.rice.edu
Apply Online:  futureowls.rice.edu/futureowls/Apply.asp

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.

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Rice University College Scholarships

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Trustee Diversity Scholarship - Rice University

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Trustee Diversity Scholarship - Rice University

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Trustee Distinguished Scholarship - Rice University

Rice University

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Trustee Distinguished Scholarship - Rice University

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Barbara Jordan Scholarship

Rice University

$25,500 Varies See Details

Barbara Jordan Scholarship

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$25,500

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Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Program

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Thomas J. Watson Fellowship

Thomas J. Watson Fellowship Program

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Engineering Scholarship - Rice University

Rice University

$10,000 Varies See Details

Engineering Scholarship - Rice University

Rice University

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IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students

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IES Merit-Based David Porter Diversity Scholarship

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Century Scholars Program

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$4,000 Varies See Details

Century Scholars Program

Rice University

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$4,000

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IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship

Institute for the International Education of Students

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IES Need-Based Financial Aid Scholarship

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Charles Lamar and Verda McKittrick Scholarship

Texas Society of Architects

$500 Varies See Details

Charles Lamar and Verda McKittrick Scholarship

Texas Society of Architects

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$500

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Allen International Scholarship

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Allen International Scholarship

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