About Rice University:

William Marsh Rice University, commonly known as Rice University, is a private research university located on a 300-acre (121 ha) campus in Houston, Texas, United States. The university is situated near the Houston Museum District and is adjacent to the Texas Medical Center. Opened in 1912 after the murder of its namesake William Marsh Rice, Rice is now a research university with an undergraduate focus. The university is organized into eleven residential colleges and eight schools of academic study, including the Wiess School of Natural Sciences, the George R. Brown School of Engineering, the School of Social Sciences, School of Architecture, Shepherd School of Music and the School of Humanities. Undergraduates select from more than fifty majors and two dozen minors, and have a high level of flexibility in pursuing multiple degree programs. Additional graduate programs are offered through the Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business and the Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies.



World University Rankings

2007 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
World University Rankings 193 192 189 179 177 160 181 194 213 207 219 246 253

ByField

Field 2008 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agriculture 235 216 188 212 - 243 253 252 229 282 295 272
Engineering 58 57 63 48 39 55 56 79 97 108 102 58
Life Sciences 299 - - - - - - - - 351-400 351-400 401-450
Medicine - - - - - - - - - 401-450 451-500 451-500
Natural Sciences 81 60 62 63 63 69 71 79 56 78 99 143
Social Sciences 246 237 232 171 176 204 236 231 248 282 266 282

BySubject

Subject 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014 2015 2016 2017 2018 2019
Agricultural Sciences - - - - - - - 295 294 275
Biology & Biochemistry - - - - - - - - - -
Chemical Engineering 294 202 266 217 250 256 283 299 301-350 251
Chemistry 44 38 38 39 69 78 56 73 87 119
Civil Engineering 50 53 72 72 98 104 122 160 160 136
Clinical Medicine - - - - - - - - - -
Computer Science 168 193 54 85 121 155 195 226 191 245
Economics & Business - - - - - - - - - 121
Electrical Engineering 61 33 31 50 69 92 85 131 137 143
Environment / Ecology - 149 165 182 199 183 182 212 216 208
Geosciences 170 143 160 162 177 203 172 193 212 226
Immunology - - - - - - - - - -
Materials Science 23 22 18 27 30 31 40 43 47 39
Mathematics 83 112 38 67 108 89 97 97 113 115
Mechanical Engineering 161 165 39 51 54 87 113 151 211 245
Microbiology - - - - - - - - - -
Molecular Biology & Genetics - - - - - - - - - -
Neuroscience & Behavior - - - - - - - - - -
Pharmacology & Toxicolog - - 184 217 204 169 202 210 297 301-350
Physics 58 49 44 67 52 54 52 61 69 89
Plant & Animal Science - 248 216 253 247 276 263 - 351-400 351-400
Psychiatry / Psychology - - - - - - - - - -
Social Sciences, General - - - - - - - - - 351-400
Space Science - - - - - - - - - 215