Rice University

6100 Main St, Houston, United States
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About Rice University

Rice University is a school located in Houston, TX, US with a total of 3333 courses available to enroll in.

Rice University was founded in 1892 by William Marshall Rice, a Texas cotton giant. The university is located in the quiet southern suburb of Houston, Texas. It is the southernmost institution of higher education in the United States, only three miles from the city center.

Rice University has a heavy focus on its undergraduate education. The school maintains a small student body and a 6 to 1 student to faculty ratio, which allows for more interaction between instructors and learners. The university is especially noted for its applied sciences programs in the fields of artificial heart research, signal processing, space science and nanotechnology. There are altogether eight schools of academic study, which allows undergraduates to select from more than 50 majors and 24 minors. The school was ranked third for best undergraduate curriculum in the US by US News & World Report in the 2018 edition.

Rice is a perfect blend of green scenery and the bustle of downtown nightlife district. It is across the street from Hermann Park and it is close to the theater district in downtown. There is a total of 11 residential colleges at Rice University. Students generally remain members to the college to which they are assigned. Many Rice students also engage in friendly inter-college rivalry during orientation week events during the fall semester.

Rice University's mascot is Sammy the Owl and the official school colors are blue and grey. The university also has many notable alumni, including CEO's and founders of various Fortune 500 companies as well as two Nobel Prize winners.

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