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Life at Rice

We offer the best of both worlds at Rice Business: a small student body on an oasis-like campus surrounded by bustling Houston, the fourth-largest and most diverse city in America. You’ll benefit from close connections as well as the broad opportunities available in a city with the world’s largest medical complex, more than 5,000 energy firms, and the second-largest concentration of Fortune 1000 companies in the country.

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Where Everybody Knows Your Name

Our entire school is housed in one building with plenty of communal gathering spaces that encourage students, faculty and staff to get to know each other. Your classes, your social life and support services are all integrated. Everything you need is close by, and everyone knows your name.

“I love Houston! I came to Rice because 1) it is obviously an amazing school but 2) because it is located in the best part of the world. It is the most diverse city in the U.S.; a place where the four major ethnic groups are almost equally represented. This means that not only do I have the opportunity to learn about different cultures, but I also enjoy the delicious food.”

Norma Torres Mendoza

Full-Time MBA ‘20

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Join the Club

Our student clubs give you a chance to develop as a leader, learn more about different professions and improve your business skills. We’ve got an array of active professional organizations, diversity associations, student government groups and social clubs to fit your interests.

Get Together

At the core of our culture is the wide range of events held for and by students. Our regular “partios” — outdoor happy hours held on our courtyard patio — help bring students together in intimate gatherings, while larger conferences and summits draw business leaders from Houston and beyond. 

Day in the Life

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Day in the Life

Rodrigo Duluc, Master of Accounting, '20

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Day in the Life

Kavita Sinha, Professional MBA '20

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Always an Owl

Even after you graduate from Rice Business, you still belong here. You can stay connected by attending community events for alumni around the globe, joining our alumni association, volunteering as a class ambassador or auditing a class.