Rice is on a 300-acre campus in an urban setting in Houston, Texas. Rice has many clubs, organizations, and activities for students to participate in – band, chorus, theater groups, a campus newspaper, a radio station and more.
Rice does not have fraternities or sororities.
Rice has a thriving Drama Club. In fact, more students participate in Drama Club than any other on-campus activity.
Other popular student organizations at Rice include Community service/volunteer program, intramural sports, College government and Marching Owl Band.
Rice students' favorite campus traditions are Annual Bike Relay Race and Parade, Campus-Wide Formals and Homecoming.
Rice offers housing for students. Students are not required to live on campus. First year students are given priority for on-campus housing.
Most Rice students live off campus. In 2021, 38% of undergrads at Rice lived in some kind of on-campus housing and 62% of students lived off-campus or commuted to Rice. First year students are allowed to park a car on campus.
Rice offers coed housing and housing for students with disabilities.
At Rice there are a variety of athletic options for students interested in joining a sports program.
Intercollegiate sports are the highest tier of college sports and can be very competitive. Intercollegiate teams are regulated by the NCAA, funded by the university, and compete against teams from other universities. The division of a sports team depends on the size of the university, funding, and competition level. An intercollegiate school team will be Division I, II or III, with Division I being the highest level.
Club sports are not regulated by the NCAA and are a great option for students not interested in trying out for an intercollegiate team. Club sports are usually student run but can also be funded by the university.
Intramural sports are the most casual and informal. Intramural sports are often free and require very little time commitment.
Let's take a look at the athletic options available at Rice:
|Sport||Men's Intramural||Women's Intramural||Men's Division||Women's Division||Men's Scholarships||Women's Scholarships|
|Crew||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Fencing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Rugby||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Sailing||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Basketball||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Tennis||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Track And Field||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Cross Country Running||√||√||NCAA Division 1||NCAA Division 1||√||√|
|Badminton||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Soccer||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Ultimate Frisbee||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
|Volleyball||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||NCAA Division 1||√|
|Water Polo||√||√||Intercollegiate Club Teams||Intercollegiate Club Teams|
College is like a home away from home. Whether you're walking to class or coming back from late-night studying (or partying!), it's important to feel safe on campus.
Rice University is patroled 24 hours a day by trained security. The Rice campus has emergency telephones or alarms for students to use anytime of day or night.
Rice offers late-night transportation or safety escorts for students. Dorms can only be accessed with secure key cards so that students can feel confident that they are safe in on-campus housing.
Visiting colleges is one of the best ways to get a sense of the campus and student body. If you'd like to visit Rice, take U.S. Highway 59 to Houston, TX. If you need to fly, book your flight to William P. Hobby airport.
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