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Rice University

Located in the nation’s fourth largest city, Rice University is a leading research institution committed to fostering a strong intellectual environment for the next generation of leaders and thinkers. Rice Architecture’s small, 5-to-1 student-to-faculty ratio encourages a close-knit community that provides both undergraduates and graduates with thoughtful instruction, particularly in the studio setting.

The school’s position within a top tier university allows us to draw extensively from other disciplines to forge new territories of speculative practice, as demonstrated by our faculty’s leadership role with Rice’s environmental studies interdisciplinary minor; our cross-listed courses with other schools and departments, particularly humanities, business, and engineering; and our collaborations with the other arts groups on campus and in the city.

Rice Architecture offers the following NAAB-accredited degree programs:
B. Arch. (192 undergraduate credits)
M. Arch. (preprofessional degree + 93 graduate credits)
M. Arch. (non-preprofessional degree + 131 credits)

Next accreditation visit for all programs: 2024

Rice Architecture Totalization Review Kristina Kennedy
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Admissions Requirements
Admissions requirements vary for undergraduate or graduate programs. For more information on requirements please visit our website.

Undergraduate Admissions:
Application deadlines vary:
November 1 (early decision)
January 1 (regular decision)

Graduate Admissions:
Application deadline: December 31

Rice Architecture Woodshop Kristina Kennedy