About Rice University As a leading research university with a distinctive commitment to undergraduate education, Rice University aspires to path breaking research, unsurpassed teaching and contributions to the betterment of our world. It seeks to fulfill this mission by cultivating a diverse community of learning and discovery that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor. Rice’s small size allows personal interaction between students and professors, while our eminent faculty fosters the intellectual excitement of a major research university. At Rice, undergraduates and graduate students at all levels participate in cutting-edge research with world-class faculty in the humanities, social sciences, engineering and natural sciences. Premier architecture and music professors enhance classroom experiences with their exceptional talent and artistry. A Rice education offers personal involvement and excellence in programs that prepare graduates for a changing world; throughout the world. At Rice, we take knowledge seriously. Of course, that doesn’t mean we don’t have fun, because we do. But in the deepest sense, we understand that only those things taken seriously are really fun. If you like this idea, you will like Rice and the many programs we offer on campus. When you study or conduct research with Rice, you’ll get more than just a world-class education: The university offers tremendous learning experiences in the classroom and out — across campus, in the city and throughout the world. With more than 3,500 undergraduates and more than 2,800 graduate students, Rice offers the best of both worlds: an exceptional educational experience offered by professors who know your name.
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