Rice University (Brown)

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PO Box 1892, MS 364
Houston, TX 77251

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Engineering School Overview

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#33 Best Engineering Schools


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The application fee is $85 for U.S. residents and $85 for international students. Its tuition is full-time: $38,260 per year and part-time: $2,126 per credit. The 2013 Ph.D. student-faculty ratio is 5.0:1. The George R. Brown School of Engineering at Rice University has 114 full-time faculty on staff.

Graduate students at Rice University’s Brown School of Engineering can join with faculty and outside researchers to explore topics ranging from tissue engineering to geophysics at one of nearly 20 research centers and institutes located at the school’s Houston campus. Research centers at Rice’s engineering school include the Center for Multimedia Communication, which researches algorithms and wireless communication, and the Shell Center for Sustainability.

The diverse range of research opportunities supplements the degree offerings at Rice University’s Brown School of Engineering. Graduate students can earn a master’s degree in several areas, including bioengineering, mechanical engineering, and computer science. The school also offers Ph.D. tracks in each of its engineering departments.

In addition to classroom and research opportunities, graduate students at the Brown School of Engineering can participate in student groups such as the Graduate Student Association or a professional society, many of which have student chapters at Rice.

Notable alumni from Rice University’s Brown School of Engineering include former NASA astronauts John Olivas and Peggy Whitson, who has spent more total time in space than any other woman.


Application deadline (U.S. residents) N/A
Application fee (U.S. residents) $85
Application deadline (international students) N/A
Application fee (international students) $85


Full-time faculty (tenured or tenure-track) 114
Ph.D. student/faculty ratio 5.0:1

Student Body

Enrollment (full-time) 723
Gender distribution (full-time)
Gender distribution (full-time)



full-time: $38,260 per year
part-time: $2,126 per credit

Required fees $530 per year

* Engineering School Overview details based on 2013 data

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