Rice University

Academic Highlights

  • New or unique areas of study include African Studies, Architecture, Business, Medical Humanities, Music, and Sport Management. 

  • By offering small classes with world-class professors in top-ranked programs, Rice places building relationships and receiving mentorship at the forefront of the student’s learning experience. The student-to-faculty ratio is 6:1, and the median class size is 14.

  • One of the longest standing campus traditions, the Honor Code at Rice fosters a spirit of freedom, independence, honesty, and mutual trust.

  • Experiential learning is an important part of education at Rice. Starting as early as freshman year, no matter their major, Rice students have the opportunity to conduct research alongside experts.  

  • Pre-professional advising is available for students pursuing medical school or law school.

  • Study abroad programs offered in 60 countries, and on every continent. 

  • With the goal of giving undergraduates a broad education beyond their major, Rice has established flexible distribution requirements as part of the requirements for graduation. By the time they graduate, students will have taken three classes in each of the humanities, social sciences, and applied sciences. Rice builds flexibility into the requirements so that students have the freedom to select the courses that interest them most.