Rice University Houston

The Crowne Plaza Houston Hotel near Reliant Park / Medical Center is less than four miles south of Rice University, making our location convenient to visit students during Parents Weekend, any number of special events or Rice University’s graduation.

Rice University was chartered by William Marsh Rice as the “William Marsh Rice Institute for the Advancement of Literature, Science, and Art” in 1891. The terms of the charter insisted that proceeding with the creation of the institute did not commence until after his death. Classes commenced in 1912, twelve years after his death.

Rice University offers both undergraduates and graduate programs and the student body is made up of students from all parts of Texas; and all other 49 states and countries outside of the USA.

Rice University Academic Schools

  • School of Architecture
  • Susanne M. Glasscock School of Continuing Studies
  • George R. Brown School of Engineering
  • School of Humanities
  • Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business
  • The Shepherd School of Music
  • Wiess School of Natural Sciences
  • Social Sciences

Rice University’s Other Academic Programs

  • Air Force Science
  • Applied Physics Program
  • Beyond Traditional Borders Initiative
  • Cognitive Sciences
  • Education Certification
  • Environmental Programs
  • Leadership Rice
  • Military Science
  • Naval Science
  • Professional Masters Programs
  • Rice Education Entrepreneurship Program (REEP)
  • Rice Theatre Program

Visit the Rice University official website for more information.

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The Crowne Plaza Houston Reliant Park Medical Center hotel is a full-service, upscale hotel. All guest rooms are tastefully decorated and equipped with wired and wireless high speed Internet access. Located in Houston’s Inner Loop near Hobby Airport and Reliant Park, shuttle service is complimentary within a 5-mile radius. The Crowne Plaza Houston Medical Center Hotel is a proud member of the InterContinental Hotel Group where your stay is eligible for Priority Club Rewards points.

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