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Houston, Texas

To sum up a day in Houston is to say that the opportunities are endless. You can sunbathe on the beach in the morning, mountain bike through a 1,466-acre wood near downtown in the afternoon and visit the opera that night.

Houston is a vibrant, dynamic city full of opportunity and diversity. Rice students, faculty and staff can take advantage of all that the fourth-largest city in the United States has to offer — from attending premier performing arts events in the downtown theater district, eating at outstanding restaurants and shopping at trendy boutiques to cheering on the city's professional sports teams. Best of all, many of these activities, including those in a bustling downtown and thriving Museum District, are easily accessible from the Rice campus. Students also tap into the assets, energy, ideas and technology of Houston to augment the university's academic programs.

Visit Houston and prepare to be surprised by our energetic and diverse culture, our cutting-edge technology and health care, our space industry and a thriving business community.