Rice University, at Houston, Tex.; coeducational; chartered 1891 as Rice Institute through a bequest of William Marsh Rice, opened 1912, renamed 1960. It follows the residential college system and has schools of architecture, engineering, humanities, natural sciences, social sciences, and music. In addition to science and engineering laboratories, Rice maintains an institute for computer services and an institute for the arts. It has a nuclear research laboratory and is associated with NASA's Lyndon B. Johnson Space Center. Until 1965 there were no tuition fees.
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