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Rice University

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William Marsh Rice University, commonly referred to as Rice University or Rice, is a private research university located on a 295-acre (1.19 km2) campus in Houston, Texas, United States. The university is situated near the Houston Museum District and adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. Opened in 1912 after the murder of its namesake William Marsh Rice, Rice is now a research university with an undergraduate focus. Its emphasis on education is demonstrated by a small student body and 5:1 student-faculty ratio, among the lowest in the top American universities including the Ivy League. The university has produced 101 Fulbright Scholars, 11 Truman Scholars, 24 Marshall Scholars, and 12 Rhodes Scholars. The university has a very high level of research activity for its size, with $115.3 million in sponsored research funding in 2011. Rice is noted for its applied science programs in the fields of artificial heart research, structural chemical analysis, signal processing, space science, and nanotechnology. It was ranked first in the world in materials science research by the Times Higher Education (THE) in 2010.

Country United States
School name Rice University
City Houston, TX
Degree Bachelor, Maser, PhD
The Rice University School of Architecture
The George R. Brown School of Engineering
The School of Humanities
The Shepherd School of Music
The Wiess School of Natural Sciences
The Rice University School of Social Sciences
The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management
The Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies
Coed/Woman Coeducation
Establishment Private
Language used in the class English
Religious background N/A
Year of foundation 1737
The number of students (Undergraduate) 3,920
The number of students (Graduate) 2,567
Test required for admission Documents screening and English language proficiency, GRE
% applicants admitted N/A
The number of foreign students N/A
ARWU Rank (2013 ranking) 92
QS Rank (2013 rankings) 136
THE Rank (2013 rankings) 65
Address 1892, Houston, Texas 77251-1892
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