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Rice University Location, Campus Life, & Housing Information

Houston, TX

Location and Setting


Houston Population
2,195,914
Nearest Metropolitan Area
Houston
Campus Size
300 acres

Weather

Temperature
39.7 average low in January, 90.1 average high in September
Rain
106 rainy days per year

Getting Around

Campus Map
Not reported
Nearest Bus Station
Houston
Nearest Train Station

Housing


College Housing
College offers housing to students
Types of Housing
Coed housing, disabled student housing
Students in College Housing
70% of all students
Housing Requirements
 
Freshman Housing Guarantee
Freshmen are given priority consideration for housing
Students Living Off Campus/Commuting
30%
Off-Campus Housing Assistance
Assistance in locating off-campus housing is available

Security


24-Hour Emergency Phone/Alarm Devices
Available
24-Hour Security Patrols
Available
Late-Night Transport/Escort Services
Available
Electronically Operated Housing Entrances
Available
Other
 

Personal Support Services


Health Service
Offered
Personal Counseling
Offered
Child Care
Not offered

Sports and Recreation


Intercollegiate Athletics

Athletic Conferences
NCAA Division I
Mascot
owl
School Colors
Blue and gray

Intercollegiate Sports Offered

Sports Women Men
Offered Scholarships Offered Scholarships
Baseball     x x
Basketball x x x x
Cheerleading x      
Cross-Country Running x x x x
Golf     x x
Soccer x x    
Swimming And Diving x x    
Tennis x x x x
Track And Field x x x x
Volleyball x x    
Women's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball    
Basketball x x
Cheerleading x  
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf    
Soccer x x
Swimming And Diving x x
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball x x
Mens's Sports Offered Scholarships
Baseball x x
Basketball x x
Cheerleading    
Cross-Country Running x x
Golf x x
Soccer    
Swimming And Diving    
Tennis x x
Track And Field x x
Volleyball    
Women's Club Sports
badminton, crew, equestrian sports, fencing, rugby, sailing, ultimate Frisbee, water polo
Men's Club Sports
badminton, crew, fencing, lacrosse, rugby, sailing, soccer, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Recreational Sports

Intramural Sports
badminton, basketball, cross-country running, football, golf, racquetball, soccer, softball, swimming and diving, table tennis, tennis, track and field, ultimate Frisbee, volleyball, water polo

Student Activities


Activities and Organizations
choral groups, marching band, drama theatre, radio station, student newspaper, television station, drama club, community service/volunteer program, intramural sports, college government, marching owl band
Sororities
Not reported
Fraternities
Not reported
ROTC
Army ROTC is offered off campus, Navy ROTC is offered on campus, Air Force ROTC offered off campus

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