Rice University occupies an architecturally distinctive and historic, 285-acre campus shaded by nearly 4,000 trees. With state-of-the-art facilities and laboratories, and internationally renowned centers and institutes, Rice University is an ideal learning and living environment.

We encourage you to visit Rice at any time for a firsthand look at the Program and the beautiful, tree-lined campus. If you apply and are admitted, you will be invited to visit the campus later at Departmental expense. During your time here, you will not only visit faculty, but you'll be hosted by current graduate students from whom you can learn more about graduate life in Houston.

Don't take our word for it. See for yourself.

Click here to browse a variety of virtual tours and launch in the mode of your choice. Select an image and then drag your way around for an unconventional view of people, activities and campus landmarks. Each slide also features a brief description and links that give you further insight into why Rice is such a spectacular place to study, work and play.