Rice University

WORLD RANK

2012-13
75

Houston, United States

Region: North America

  • Overall score
    62.0
  • Teaching
    49.5
  • International outlook
    59.0
  • Industry income
    36.5
  • Research
    39.3
  • Citations
    100.0

In 1900, millionaire William Marsh Rice was murdered by two men attempting to steal his fortune. They were convicted and his estate used to set up an Institute for the Advancement of the Letters, Science and Art. It opened in 1912 and gained university status in 1960. Its 285-acre wooded campus houses around 5,500 students and more than 600 academics.