Touring this top research institution? Our hotel near Rice University is only a ten minute drive away. Rice University is Houston’s top university and nationally recognized for its undergraduate teaching and high level of research activity. With eleven residential colleges and eight academic schools, there is extensive flexibility for students to pursue multiple degree programs. Rice University ranks very highly for student satisfaction and has many prominent alumni who have taken high level positions in politics, business, and leading researchers in engineering and technology.
Rice University is notable for its applied science programs, such as nanotechnology, space science, and artificial heart research. For the condensed size of the university, Rice has $140.2 million in sponsored research funding. The campus is made up of fifty buildings with sand and pink bricks, large archways, and primarily Byzantine style, with a few exceptions. Rice is dedicated to maintaining their green space, and is heavily wooded with over 4,000 trees.
The Rice Honor Code is an important part of both the academics and moral mindset of its students. Rice exams are unproctored, with professors choosing to send students home with their timed, closed-book exams. Students complete their exams at their own convenience and participate in the student Honor Council for any potential violations. Penalties are decided by consensus of the Council, and range from a letter of reprimand to a two semester suspension. Rice affirm their commitment to the Honor Code on assignments with: On my honor, I have neither given nor received any unauthorized aid on this (examination, quiz or paper).