Rice University

Houston, USA

Rice University
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Overview

William Marsh Rice University or Rice University is a private research university in Houston, Texas. It is one of the most prestigious and highly-rated higher-learning institutions in the world. The former name of this university is William M. Rice Institute for the Advancement of literature, science and art. The motto of this university is "letters, science, art", and "unconventional wisdom". The academic affiliations are AAU, ORAU, NAICU, URA, CONAHEC and Space-grant. The newspaper of this university is The Rice Thresher and the colours are rice blue and rie grey. This university is organised into eleven residential colleges and eight schools of academic study.Rice University is a private institution which was founded in 1912. This university is a comprehensive research university in Houston.According to US News, this university is ranked 15 out of 443 National Universities. ...Read more

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Master of Computational Science and Engineering (MCSE)

Houston, USACourse duration : 1 Year
  • Course Fee
    INR 41.85L/yr
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Master of Chemical Engineering (MChE)

Houston, USACourse duration : 1 Year
  • Course Fee
    INR 41.80L/yr
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About University

6100 Main St, Houston, TX 77005, United States

Founded in 1912

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More About Rice University

Accreditation, Number of Students and Faculties

Rice University is accredited by the Southern Association of  Colleges and Schools Commission on Colleges to award baccalaureate, master's and doctoral degrees.  Bachelor of science in bioengineering is accredited by the Engineering Accreditation Commission of ABET. The program leading to the BSME degree is accredited by the EAC. Various accrediting agencies provide accreditation to the many areas at this university. It has a total undergraduate enrollment of 2020-21. The university has a total of 680 academic staff and a total of 2,152 administrative staff.

University Campus, Facilities, Labs and Courses

The setting of this university is urban and the campus size is 300 acres. I9t utilises a semester-based academic calendar. This university offers various student facilities, including a women's centre, placement service, daycare, health service, health insurance and many more. It also offers safety and security services like 24-hour emergency telephones, day and night foot and vehicle patrols, controlled dormitory access and so on. Alcohol is permitted for the students of legal age at this university. Several career services are offered by this university, including resume assistance, alumni network, job search classes, interest inventory, internship, interview training, on-campus job interview and so on. This university provides an on-campus library and various laboratories for advanced learning. There are also museums or special academic buildings on campus such as campus observatories, a greenhouse, a holistic garden, a centre for languages and intercultural communication and many more. This university offers several academic courses including undergraduate, postgraduate and many certification courses.

Streams, Number of Courses and Other Offerings

The university offers various degree programs such as bachelor's, master's, post-master's certificate and doctorate - research or scholarship. This university offers more than 50 majors and two dozen minors and allows multiple degree programs. There are several combined-degree programs such as BA, MA or PhD accelerated degree programs in biochemistry and cell biology, MD from Baylor and so on. The highlighted streams of this university include computer and information sciences, economics, psychology, mechanical engineering, biochemistry, bioengineering and biomedical engineering and many more. Exercise science and kinesiology, political science and government, sport and fitness administration or management and cognitive sciences are also popular streams at this university. 

Rice University Acceptance rate (General)

The admissions of this university are most selective with an acceptance rate of 9%. Half the applicants admitted to this university have an ACT score of 34 and 35 or an SAT score between 1490 and 1570. On the other hand one-quarter of admitted applicants achieve scores below these ranges and one-quarter of the students scored above these ranges. Admission officials at this university consider a GPA score an important academic factor. 

Admission Eligibility Criteria

Undergraduate

Undergraduate applicants should be aged 18 or above and have a 10+2 academic record. ACT or SAT scores and GPA are considered to get admission to undergraduate programs.

Postgraduate

Postgraduate applicants should have to produce an undergraduate program qualification certificate. A common application form and a letter which is mentioned the chosen subject is needed for admission. The minimum number of credits to apply for transfer students is 12 and the minimum required college GPA is 3.2. 

Documents, Test and Average Score Required

Undergraduate

The following documents are required for the undergraduate course admission:

  • A common application is accepted.
  • Elementary mathematical knowledge proof.
  • 10+2 school academic grade.
  • School leaving certificate with official transcript.
  • SAT or ACT, GPA proof.
  • A recommendation letter from at least two teachers from the last school.
  • Age proof from a recognised authority.

Postgraduate

Required documents for postgraduate course admission are mentioned below:

  • Undergraduate course qualification proof.
  • TOEFL and IELTS are some of them for international students.
  • SAT and ACT are considered for international students.
  • International students should follow university guidelines.

Popular courses at Rice University

Popular courses at this university are computer and information sciences, economics, psychology, mechanical engineering, biochemistry, bioengineering and biomedical engineering and many more. Exercise science and kinesiology, political science and government, sport and fitness administration or management and cognitive sciences are also in demand. 

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