Rice University

Houston, TX

Rice University

6100 S Main St
Houston, TX 77005-1827
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Rice University Summary

What makes Rice University unique?

Rice University is a private institution in Houston, Texas that has a total undergraduate enrollment of about 7,000 students. The university has a 300-acre campus that abuts the Houston Zoo and Texas Medical Center. Students take classes that follow a semester-based academic calendar, and the university provides merit and need-based scholarships to most students. 

Rice has a rich academic history including the Cao Center for Asian Studies, the Boniuk Institute, and the Ken Kennedy Institute of Information Technology. Students at Rice can explore Houston’s Museum District, walk along Hermann Park, and take advantage of Houston’s METRORail system which is just across from the main campus. 

Many students benefit from Rice’s small classes and 6:1 student-to-faculty ratio. The university also provides students with over 360 undergraduate and graduate degree options in over 60 academic departments. Outside of the classroom, students interested in media and journalism can participate in a variety of student-led organizations like The Rice Thresher, The Campanile, and KTRU Rice Radio. Notable alumni include pilot Howard Hughes, writer Joyce Carol Oates, and American investor John Doerr.

Rice University Review

A+ Excellent
5 Based on 1 Reviews
Career Preparation
A+
Students and Culture
A+
Facilities
A+
Activities and Groups
A+

Degree Overview

Check out the most popular majors and specific degrees students have earned at Rice University.

*Sources for school statistics and data include the U.S. Department of Education's National Center for Education Statistics and the Integrated Postsecondary Education Data System. Data may vary depending on school and academic year.

605 Engineering Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Aerospace, Aeronautical and Astronautical/Space Engineering
 
 
4
 
 
Architectural and Building Sciences/Technology
 
17
27
 
 
Architecture
 
20
0
 
 
Bioengineering and Biomedical Engineering
 
78
42
 
36
Chemical Engineering
 
53
11
 
19
Civil Engineering, General
 
22
3
 
2
Electrical and Electronics Engineering
 
44
45
 
19
Environmental Science
 
8
 
 
 
Environmental Studies
 
 
4
 
 
Environmental/Environmental Health Engineering
 
 
5
 
2
Mechanical Engineering
 
67
12
 
5
Nanotechnology
 
16
32
 
12

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

538 Business Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Accounting
 
 
26
 
 
Business Administration and Management, General
 
17
361
 
9
Econometrics and Quantitative Economics
 
32
22
 
 
Economics, General
 
62
3
 
6
Operations Research
 
 
0
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

526 Mathematics and Science Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Astronomy
 
1
 
 
 
Astrophysics
 
2
 
 
 
Atomic/Molecular Physics
 
 
0
 
 
Biochemistry
 
120
2
 
16
Biological and Physical Sciences
 
 
0
 
3
Biology/Biological Sciences, General
 
20
 
 
 
Chemical Physics
 
2
 
 
 
Chemistry, General
 
22
14
 
24
Computational and Applied Mathematics
 
38
16
 
12
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 
21
0
 
4
Engineering Physics/Applied Physics
 
 
2
 
8
Geology/Earth Science, General
 
4
18
 
8
Mathematics, General
 
33
1
 
5
Neuroscience
 
2
 
 
 
Physics, General
 
17
18
 
13
Physics, Other
 
 
0
 
1
Statistics, General
 
37
29
 
7
Systems Science and Theory
 
 
6
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

427 Human and Social Sciences Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Anthropology
 
8
2
 
2
Asian Studies/Civilization
 
10
 
 
 
Classical, Ancient Mediterranean and Near Eastern Studies and Archaeology
 
6
 
 
 
Classics and Classical Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, General
 
5
 
 
 
Cognitive Science
 
64
 
 
 
European Studies/Civilization
 
0
 
 
 
History, General
 
25
5
 
6
International Relations and Affairs
 
 
50
 
 
Latin American Studies
 
3
 
 
 
Linguistics
 
5
 
 
4
Medieval and Renaissance Studies
 
2
 
 
 
Philosophy
 
13
3
 
3
Political Science and Government, General
 
39
6
 
6
Psychology, General
 
51
5
 
6
Public Policy Analysis, General
 
27
 
 
 
Religion/Religious Studies
 
16
14
 
6
Romance Languages, Literatures, and Linguistics, Other
 
8
 
 
 
Sociology
 
15
4
 
3
Women's Studies
 
5
 
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

211 Computer Technology Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Computer and Information Sciences, General
 
120
78
 
13
Human Computer Interaction
 
 
0
 
 

* Number of people in 2019 that graduated with this degree and study level

128 Art and Design Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Brass Instruments
 
2
4
 
 
Conducting
 
 
1
 
 
Keyboard Instruments
 
0
7
 
2
Music History, Literature, and Theory
 
0
 
 
 
Music Theory and Composition
 
2
3
 
0
Music, General
 
3
 
 
 
Musicology and Ethnomusicology
 
 
0
 
 
Percussion Instruments
 
0
2
 
3
Stringed Instruments
 
9
40
 
1
Visual and Performing Arts, General
 
25
 
 
 
Voice and Opera
 
8
16
 
0

127 Education and Liberal Arts Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Art History, Criticism and Conservation
 
11
6
 
2
English Language and Literature, General
 
26
4
 
5
French Language and Literature
 
4
 
 
 
German Language and Literature
 
1
 
 
 
Liberal Arts and Sciences/Liberal Studies
 
 
17
 
 
Science Teacher Education/General Science Teacher Education
 
 
0
 
 
Secondary Education and Teaching
 
 
6
 
 
Sport and Fitness Administration/Management
 
45
 
 
 

57 Healthcare Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Kinesiology and Exercise Science
 
57
 
 
 

25 Agriculture Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Ecology and Evolutionary Biology
 
21
0
 
4

11 Trades and Careers Graduates
Major
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Woodwind Instruments
 
2
8
 
1

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Online Programs

Check out the online programs offered at Rice University.

Program
Associate's
Bachelor's
Master's
Certificate
Doctoral
Business Administration and Management, General
 
 
 
 

Accreditation Information

This institution is accredited by Southern Association of Colleges and Schools, Commission on Colleges

* Source data obtained from U.S. Department of Education's Office of Post-secondary Education (OPE)

Alumni & Student Reviews

A+ Excellent
Career Preparation

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5 Based on 1 Reviews
  • Alumni
    Psychology/Behavioral Sciences, Class of 1980

    ability to problem solve, creative and critical thinking, internships

    5 Rated January 2016
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