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Rice University

Campus Life and Facilities

Rice Students Say...

Rice University offers “the most amazing balance of serious education and an unbelievably rewarding personal life.” According to most undergraduates, “The college system is the key to life at Rice University,” through which students are assigned to residential communities for all four years of study. The cornerstone of the Rice community, “The ‘Hog... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

MS 17 PO Box 1892

Houston, TX 77251-1892

United States

Phone: 713-348-7423

Fax: 713-348-5952


Campus Life
Quality of Life Rating: 99
Fire Safety Rating: 89
Green Rating: 75
Environment:Metropolis (population 300,000 or more)
Campus size: (number of acres): 300.00
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Campus Safety
Campus Security Report: http://www.ruf.rice.edu/~owlwatch/

The Jeanne Clery Act requires colleges and universities to disclose their security policies, keep a public crime log, publish an annual crime report and provide timely warnings to students and campus employees about a crime posing an immediate or ongoing threat to students and campus employees.

Please visit The Princeton Review’s page on campus safety for additional resources: http://www.princetonreview.com/safety/

Student Housing
All Undergraduates Living on Campus: 71.00
Housing Options:Coed dorms
Special housing for disabled student

All undergraduate students are automatically assigned to one of eleven(coed) residential colleges and keep affiliation regardless of whether they live on campus or not.
Assistance Finding Off-Campus Housing:Yes
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Student Activities
Registered Student Organizations:247
Student Activities:Academic Groups
Chamber Orchestra
Debating Club
Gay, Lesbian, and Bisexual Groups
Improv comedy
International Student Groups
Literary Magazine
Minority Student Groups
Political Discussion Groups
Radio Station
Religious Groups
Singing Groups
Social Services Group
Speakers Forum
Student Film Society
Student Union
Team Managers
Theater Program
Number of Honor Societies:11
Number of Social Sororities:0
    % of women who join:0%
Number of Social Fraternities:0
% of men who join: 0
Number of Religious Organizations:14
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Student Services
Other Services:Health
Lesbian, Bisexual, Transgender Support Groups: Yes
Minority Support Groups: Yes
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Athletic Division:1
Men's Sports Team Name:Owls
Women's Sports Team Name:Owls
Team Mascot:Sammy the Owl
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Army ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: University of Houston
Navy ROTC Offered:On-Campus
Air Force ROTC Offered:At Cooperating Institutions: University of Houston
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Technology On Campus / Facilities
Campus-wide Internet Network: Yes
Email and Web Access Available: Yes
% of Classrooms with Wireless Internet: 100
Number of Computer Labs / Classrooms: 343
Average Number of PC's per Lab: 16.00
Network Access in Dorm Rooms: Yes
Network Access in Dorm Lounges: Yes
Fee for Network Use: No
Student Web Pages Permitted: Yes
Student Web Pages Provided: Yes
Partnerships with Technology Companies: No
Online Class Registration Available: Yes
Personal computer included in tuition for each student: No
Require Undergraduates to Own Computers: No
Discounts Available with Hardware Vendors: Yes
Description: Rice-specific discounts offered through Technology Marketplace, varies by vendor. See http://rice.edu/market/
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Courses: Yes
Webcasting, Digital Audio or Video-Streaming of Campus Radio / TV Stations: Yes
Special Facilities:Art gallery, museum, media center, language labs, computer labs, civil engineering lab, observatory and NASA equipment for students in space physics courses.
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