Rebeca Bosques, 6th period
April 18th, 2014

Rice University

Located in the heart of Houston's museum district.

Founded in 1912 by Texan cotton mogul, William Marsh Rice.

Ranked #18 in the 2014 edition of Best Colleges is National Universities.

  • Tuition fees of $38,941
  • Application fee is $75,
  • Most selective, acceptance rate of 16.7%
  • 50.7% male, 49.3% female

The seal was designed in 1912 by Mr. Pierre de Chaignon la Rose of Cambridge, MA.

Main elements of the arms of 16 prominent families bearing the names "Rice" or  "Houston".

It carries the Athenian Owl

The university was originally dedicated to, "letters, science and art", which words are incorporated in the Seal.

Rice's 1st president, Edgar Odell Lovett chose blue and gray for the colors.

  • Blue deeper than the Oxford blue
  • the Confederate gray

Rice mascot is Sammy the Owl.

Sammy was stolen and founded in school rival Texas A&M in 1917


  • Rice students recieve free tickets for all varsity athletic events
  • The Rice coffee House, Valhalla Pub & Willy's Pub are student-run institutions.
  • The university encourages double or even tripple majors in such opposite fields as electrical engineering and art history

Social/Academic Life

The university has 8 schools

  1. School of Social Sciences
  2. School of Humanities
  3. School of Natural Sciences
  4. School of Business
  5. School of Engineering
  6. School of Architecture
  7. School of Music
  8. School of Law

The student faculty ratio is 9:1

Popular Majors:

  • Psychology
  • General Biochemistry
  • Bioengineering
  • Biomedical Engineering
  • Economics
  • General Political Science
  • Government

The space physics program works with NASA

"Students here are very self motivated" says sophomore.


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