5 Facts About Rice University

1. In 2012, Rice University Bikes officially became the university's third student-run business.

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2. In 1957, Rice University implemented a residential college system, as proposed by the university's first president, Edgar Odell Lovett.

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3. In 2016, Rice University was ranked tied for 72nd internationally by the Academic Ranking of World Universities.

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4. In 2017, Rice University was ranked 86th in the world by the Times Higher Education World University Rankings.

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5. For most of its history, all of Rice University's buildings have been contained within this "outer loop".

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