Rice University

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World University Rankings 2014-15

Overall score ?
59.8
Teaching ?
41.7
International outlook ?
70.8
Industry income ?
34.6
Research ?
37.1
Citations ?
99.9

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.