Rice University

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Rice University
City: Houston, Texas
Type: Private
Sports: baseball, basketball, cross country, football, golf, soccer, swimming and diving, tennis, track and field, volleyball[1]
Colors: blue, gray, white
Mascot: Owls
Endowment: $4.5 billion[2]
Website: http://www.rice.edu/

Rice University is a university in Houston, Texas, known for its acclaimed engineering, architecture, and music programs. The school also has a well-recognized history department. Like most major research universities, Rice is predominantly liberal[3] and has a department on evolutionary biology.[4] The university is consistently ranked highly in U.S. News and World Report, at 17 in 2007, but significantly higher in sciences.[5] The school is known as well for its connection with the Houston Medical Center, Baylor School of Medicine, and the emergent field of nanotechnology, which Rice's Richard Smalley in large part pioneered.[6]

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Residential Life

The University breaks its students into residential colleges, which included in 2007 the colleges of Hanszen, Baker, Brown, Lovett, Weiss, Jones, Martel, Sid Richardson, and William Rice Jr. Attorney General Alberto Gonzalez is a Rice University graduate, and an alumnus of Lovett College specifically.

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