Rice is a private, independent, and co-educational institution, dedicated to the advancement of letters, science and art. The university includes undergraduate and graduate programs in seven academic units
- Wiess School of Natural Sciences
- School of Architecture
- George R. Brown School of Engineering
- Jesse Jones School of Administration
- School of Humanities
- Shepherd School of Music
- School of Social Sciences
The Rice campus is a 300 acre grassy lawn, canopied by live oaks. It accommodates some fifty buildings and the largest stadium in Houston. The Shepherd School of music provides over 200 concerts each year, most of them at no cost. The university's facilities for recreational athletics rival those at any school. The university's Fondren Library houses a large collection of books, manuscripts, recordings, and other materials. An open stacks policy allows easy access to its collection.
Want to see more. Follow this link to take a virtual tour and experience our 300-acre campus arboretum and its urban surroundings. From labs and classrooms, to Division 1 athletics and recreational matches, to life in a residential college, these 360-degree photographs will put you in the center of it all.
For more information of the natural history of the Rice University campus and the species that call it home check out the Wild Rice site.