Rice University / ライス大学


Rice Rice
Number of students 1
Eligibility Students enrolled in an undergraduate program
Period of study August 2017 - May 2018
Location 6100 Main, Houston, Texas 77005-1827, U.S.A.
University profile William Marsh Rice University is a private university located in Houston, Texas. Established in 1912, Rice is a top research institution and is dedicated to the "advancement of letters, science, and art." With an undergraduate population of about 3,800 students and a small student-to-faculty ratio, students are able to have more personal interactions with professors. In 2012, the U.S. News & World Report ranked Rice 17th among national universities and the Princeton Review ranked Rice 1st for "Best Quality of Life" and "Happiest Students." Rice University is well known for its applied science program, and a strong emphasis is placed on arts and sciences. Rice attracts a diverse group of highly talented students with a range of academic studies that includes humanities, social sciences, natural sciences, engineering, architecture, music, and business management. Rice is located in the heart of the Houston Museum District. Additionally, it is adjacent to the Texas Medical Center, the largest medical center in the world, and the campus encompasses nearly 300 acres. Houston is a growing city and is ranked the fourth most populous city in the United States. Houston is also considered a global city, with very diverse residents from various ethnic and religious backgrounds.
Undergraduate programs open to exchange students Exchange students must be enrolled in and complete 12 credit hours in order to maintain their J-1 visa status. Exchange students have the ability to take courses in four of Rice's academic schools: George R. Brown School of Engineering, School of Humanities, Wiess School of Natural Sciences, and School of Social Sciences.
Course information and schedules: http://registrar.rice.edu/
Undergraduate programs NOT open to exchange students The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Management, The Shepherd School of Music, and The School of Architecture.
Graduate programs open to exchange students N/A
Graduate programs NOT open to exchange students N/A
Minimum GPA (UG) 3.0 on 4-point scale
Minimum GPA (G) N/A
Minimum language proficiency  (UG) TOEFL iBT 100 or IELTS 7.0
Minimum language proficiency (G) N/A
Academic calendar 2017 FALL SEMESTER:
 Orientation: August 11-18, 2017
 Classes begin: August 21, 2017
 Semester ends: December 13, 2017

 Orientation: January 5, 2018
 Classes begin: January 8, 2018
  Semester ends: May 2, 2018
Important university website for exchange students Undergraduate Admissions: http://futureowls.rice.edu/home.aspx
Schools and Departments: http://www.students.rice.edu/students/Departments.asp
Majors and Minors: http://futureowls.rice.edu/futureowls/Majors_Minors_Programs.asp
Rice Study Abroad: http://www.abroad.rice.edu/
Scholarship information N/A
Dormitory information On-campus housing: automatic placement for admitted students in residential colleges (no separate application needed).
For more information about the residential college system, visit http://students.rice.edu/students/Colleges1.asp