Rice University

United States of America

107th US-News World Ranking

Rice University, officially William Marsh Rice University is a private research University located on a large campus in Houston, Texas, United States. Opened in 1912 Rice is known for Applied Science programs in the fields of nanotechnology, artificial heart research, structural chemical analysis and space science.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 for its size, with $140.2 million in sponsored research funding in 2016.

Rice offers more than 50 undergraduate majors across six divisions of study, including Architecture, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences.  The Schools and Colleges covering the majors are School of Architecture, George R. Brown School of Engineering, School of Music, Wiess School of Natural Sciences, School of Social Sciences, Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business, Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies. Rice has over 700 faculty members most with Ph. D or a terminal degree in their academic fields for guiding over 6500 students.

Rice offers robust and productive research and teaching endeavors across a wide spectrum of disciplines, with a strong focus on the student experience and outcomes. Rice is a community of curious thinkers, passionate dreamers and energetic doers who believe that improving the world demands more than bold thought and brave action.

Notable alumni: Peggy Whitson (Astronaut), Candace Bushnell (Novelist) and Howard Hughes (Businessman)


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Air Force ROTC prepares college students for careers as Air Force Officers through a college level curriculum. In short, you will continue to work towards a college major of your choice at your current school, and joining our program will add AFROTC classes to your curriculum. When you graduate with your bachelor s degree, you will also become an active duty commissioned officer in the United States Air Force.

High School Transcripts, School Report, Teacher Evaluation, Midyear Report, Writing Supplements

Airfield Operations Officer, Financial Management Officer, Behavioural Sciences/Human Factors Scientist, Public Affairs Officer, Aircraft Maintenance Officer, Band Officer, Air Battle Manager.

1st Jan


The Accelerated Development Program is designed to help participants sharpen their enterprise leadership skills, build financial acumen, and gain a deeper understanding of strategy and execution. This exclusive program combines facilitated learning, leadership assessments, action planning, and executive coaching to prepare participants to accelerate their performance. The program consists of two one-week sessions separated by an inter-modular break.

7 or more years of experience in a managerial role or technical leadership

Director of Leadership Development, Coordinator of Community Programs, Campaign manager

31st Dec


A joint effort of both the natural sciences and the engineering divisions at Rice where the application of physics principles is beneficial, and overseen by the Smalley-Curl Institute (SCI), the Applied Physics Program (APP) is administered by a committee composed of members from the participating departments mentioned above. The objective is to provide an interdisciplinary graduate education in the basic science that underlies important technology. The faculty believes that the experience obtained by performing research at the intellectually stimulating interface of physical science and engineering is particularly effective in producing graduates who succeed in careers based on new and emerging technologies.

GRE, TOEFL, minimum 3.0 GPA, 4 letters of recommendation -

Research Scientist, jobs in university, government, and industrial organizations

31st Jan


The Ph.D. in Art History program at Rice University trains students for academic research and teaching, curatorial positions, and other careers in the visual arts. Students have the opportunity to learn not only from the faculty members in the Department of Art History, but also from affiliated professors in other disciplines and from the collections and curators of Houston s museums, who are our educational partners. Working from a range of theoretical positions, our faculty includes specialists in the art of the Americas, Europe, Middle East, and Asia, whose research and teaching covers periods from antiquity to the present.

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Art appraiser, Art law, Art conservation, Art consultant, Art librarian, Cultural Ambassador, Cultural Heritage Management, Curator, Gallery manager/owner, Lawyer, Museum administration, Professor, Teacher

16th Jan


Theoretical work is concerned with high-energy electromagnetic processes, dense and/or intensely magnetized plasmas, accretion disk phenomena, and gamma-ray bursters. Observational studies are concerned with gamma-ray bursters and pulsars and with multi-wavelength imagery and spectroscopy of astrophysical plasmas, particularly HII regions; newly formed stars, their accretion disk, and outflows; and extrasolar planetary formation and evolution.

Transcripts, including the first-semester grades for senior year and three letters of recommendation

Space Scientist, NASA, Government

31st Jan

a) Common Application or Coalition Application or Universal College Application

b) $75 application fee or fee waiver

c) Official high school transcript and Midyear Report

d) Letter of recommendation (Counselor) and One Teacher Evaluation

e) Official SAT or ACT scores

f) SAT Typical scores: SAT Critical Reading(710-790), Math(730-800), Writing(700-790), ACT range (33-35)

g) Average GPA

h) TOEFL/IELTS scores if the applicant’s native language is not English

i) TOEFL: PBT-600, IBT- 100, IELTS- 7.

j) Acceptance rate: 14% (2014)

Requirements may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific requirements.


Bachelors: $48,330

Fees may vary for each program. Please visit program page for specific fees.

Cost of Living

The annual cost of living at Rice University is $16,790 approx. 


Yes, the university has in campus dorm facilities.

Bachelors: January 1

Masters: Deadlines vary for each program.

Deadlines may vary for each program. Please visit the program page for specific deadlines.

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