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Rice University

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  • SIZE> 12,000 students

  • AGEMature

  • STATUS Private

  • RESEARCH High

  • FOCUS Comprehensive

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Rice University, a privately endowed, nonsectarian, coeducational institution, was founded in 1891 as the William Marsh Rice Institute, dedicated to the advancement of letters, science, and art. The university occupies a 300-acre tree-lined campus located one block northwest of the Texas Medical Center and approximately three miles southwest of Houston's central business district. With an undergraduate enrollment of 2,700 and a graduate enrollment of 1,800, Rice's student body is relatively small. The overall student-teacher ratio is less than 10:1. Houston is the fourth largest city in the nation and the leading commercial, financial, and industrial city of the South and Southwest. In addition to Rice, there are seven other colleges and universities located in Houston. The Texas Medical Center contains the largest concentration of health care facilities in the world. It is the site of a number of major medical schools including the Baylor College of Medicine, the Texas Woman's University, Texas A&M Universities' College of Nursing, and the University of Texas's School of Medicine, School of Public Health, and Dental Branch, as well as numerous hospitals and medical libraries. The Houston Symphony Orchestra, the Houston Grand Opera, and the Houston Ballet give regular performances downtown. Several of Houston's five...
106
2016
90
2017
89
2018
  • 65.60
    Overall Score
  • 45.5
    Academic Reputation
  • 96.7
    Citations per Faculty
  • 83.9
    Faculty Student
  • 87.5
    International Faculty
  • 87.7
    International Students
51-100
2014
51-100
2015
50
2016
47
2017
  • 79.20
    Overall Score
  • 68.3
    Academic Reputation
  • 100
    Citations per Paper
  • 55.3
    Employer Reputation
  • 85.3
    H-index Citations
151-200
2016
Graduate Employability Ranking
  • 95.3
    Employer-Student Connections
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Number of academic faculty staff

In total
969
International
316

Number of students

6,610
Postgraduate 42%
Undergraduate 58%

Number of international students

1,847
Postgraduate 66%
Undergraduate 34%
The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.
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The numbers, stats, stars and rankings data are provided by QS Intelligence Unit.