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Rice University

Location

Rice University, Houston United States

Ranking

# 100QS World University Rankings

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105Undergraduate programs

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90Postgraduate programs

Scholarship

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About Rice University

Over 100 years, Rice University has been developing unconventional wisdom that transforms the lives of students and contributes to a better world. One of the top ranked research universities in the country, Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. Rice’s residential college system builds closeknit communities and lifelong friendships. Located on a 300acre forested campus in the nation’s fourth largest city, Rice is just minutes from downtown Houston, the Museum District and the world’s largest medical center.

About Rice University

Over 100 years, Rice University has been developing unconventional wisdom that transforms the lives of students and contributes to a better world. One of the top ranked research universities in the country, Rice has highly respected schools of Architecture, Business, Continuing Studies, Engineering, Humanities, Music, Natural Sciences and Social Sciences. Rice’s residential college system builds closeknit communities and lifelong friendships. Located on a 300acre forested campus in the nation’s fourth largest city, Rice is just minutes from downtown Houston, the Museum District and the world’s largest medical center.

University information

General

660+
3+
7+
100+

Bachelor

1460+
7+
100+
7,956
53%
47%
2,765
38%
62%
1,014
65%
35%

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Rankings & ratings

Rice University is one of the top private universities in Houston, United States. It is ranked #100 in QS World University Rankings 2023.

QS World University Rankings

  • 2012
    #120
  • 2014
    #=136
  • 2015
    #=129
  • 2016
    #106
  • 2017
    #90
  • 2018
    #89
  • 2019
    #=87
  • 2020
    #85
  • 2021
    #89
  • 2022
    #94
  • 2023
    #100

Ranking criteria

58.8
Overall
38.8
Academic Reputation
26.1
Employer Reputation
69.5
Faculty Student Ratio
86.7
Citations per Faculty
90
International Faculty Ratio
92.6
International Students Ratio
57.2
International Research Network
70.7
Employment Outcomes

Available programs

Rice University offers over 50 undergraduate majors, including:

  • Electrical engineering
  • Statistics
  • Anthropology
  • Writing and communication
  • Environmental engineering

BA in English

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BA in History

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BA in Linguistics

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BA in Music

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BA in Philosophy

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Bachelor of Music

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BA in Astronomy

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BA in Chemistry

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BA in Mathematics

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BA in Physics

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BA in Statistics

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BS in Mathematics

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Rice University offers advanced degrees in 37 fields of study and enrolls approximately 2,800 graduate students.

  • Architecture
    • Architecture
    • Master of Arts
    • Urban design
  • Business
    • Accounting
    • Business Administration
    • Marketing and finance
    • Strategic marketing
  • Education
    • Teaching
    • Liberal studies
  • Engineering
    • Applied physics
    • Bioengineering
    • Chemical and biomolecular engineering
    • Civil and environmental engineering
    • Computational and applied mathematics
    • Computational science and engineering
    • Computer science
    • Electrical and computer engineering
    • Industrial engineering
    • Materials science and nanoengineering
    • Mechanical engineering
    • Statistics
  • Humanities
    • Art history
    • English
    • History
    • Philosophy
    • Religion
  • Music
    • Music
    • Musical arts
    • Artist diploma
  • Natural Sciences
    • Applied physics
    • Biochemistry and cell biology
    • Bioscience and health policy
    • Chemistry
    • Earth, environmental and planetary sciences
    • Ecology and evolutionary biology
    • Environmental analysis
    • Mathematics
    • Physics and astronomy
    • Science teaching
    • Space studies
    • Subsurface geoscience
    • Systems, synthetic and physical biology
  • Social Sciences
    • Anthropology
    • Economics
    • Energy economics
    • Global affairs
    • Human factors/human computer interaction
    • Linguistics
    • Political science
    • Psychological sciences
    • Sociology

MA in Art History

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