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1,402 apartments for rent near Rice University, TX

Abbey at Memorial
Houston, TX 77079
From $1,059
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AMLI Uptown
Houston, TX 77056
$1,378 - $3,101
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Abbey at Willowbrook
Houston, TX 77070
From $679
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Apartments in Rice University, TX

Riveraine
Houston, TX 77036
$470 - $855
Studio - 2 Beds
Braeburn Colony
Houston, TX 77074
$520 - $775
1 - 3 Beds
Arrowood Apartments
Houston, TX 77072
$499 - $739
1 - 2 Beds
Villa De Cancun Apartments
Houston, TX 77036
$485 - $775
1 - 2 Beds
Just Minutes Away From Sam Houston Parkway, I-69, The Galleria, And...
Arbor On Richmond
Houston, TX 77063
From $560
Studio - 2 Beds
Aberdeen
Houston, TX 77042
$670 - $1,379
1 - 3 Beds
Braes Court
Houston, TX 77031
$475 - $775
1 - 3 Beds
Madison Park of Westchase
Houston, TX 77042
From $755
1 - 3 Beds
Granite Club
Houston, TX 77063
$660 - $1,050
Studio - 2 Beds
The Pathway Apartments
Houston, TX 77042
$879 - $1,238
2 - 3 Beds
From $1,200
1 Bed
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Woodchase
Houston, TX 77063
From $615
Studio - 2 Beds
The Retreat at Westchase
Houston, TX 77042
$1,075 - $1,550
1 - 2 Beds
Turtle Pointe
Houston, TX 77063
$675 - $1,275
Studio - 2 Beds
Remington Court
Houston, TX 77072
$565 - $815
1 - 2 Beds
Westchase Preserve
Houston, TX 77042
From $545
Studio - 3 Beds
The new standard of living starts at Westchase Preserve Apartments
Beacon Hill
Houston, TX 77071
$645 - $1,200
1 - 3 Beds
Westchase Grand
Houston, TX 77042
From $579
Studio - 3 Beds
Alanza Brook
Houston, TX 77063
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1 - 3 Beds
Oaks of Westchase
Houston, TX 77042
$840 - $1,129
1 - 2 Beds
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The founding of Rice University reads like an Agatha Christie murder mystery.

Massachusetts-born William Marsh Rice moved to Texas in 1838 to pursue his business ambitions, and became a wealthy man. As he grew old, he drew up a will bequeathing an institute of higher learning as a gift to the city of Houston, where he made his fortune. The terms of the will required that work on the new institute would begin only after Rice’s death.

On September 23, 1900, Rice was murdered by his valet, Charlie Jones, who had conspired with an unscrupulous lawyer, Albert Patrick, to kill the aging millionaire and claim his estate using a forged will. When an autopsy revealed evidence of poisoning, Jones provided state’s evidence in return for immunity from prosecution. Patrick was convicted of murder and sent to Sing Sing.

After the trial, Rice’s attorney set about fulfilling the dead man’s wishes. The school opened on September 23, 1912, the anniversary of Rice’s murder.

Since that date William Marsh Rice University, commonly referred to as Rice University, has grown into a preeminent research university. The university has a very high level of research activity for its size, with $95.9 million in sponsored research funding in 2010. It was ranked first in the world in materials science research by the Times Higher Education in 2010.

Located on a heavily wooded 295-acre campus, the university offers undergraduates a 5:1 student-faculty ratio, the lowest among top American universities.

Notable names who attended Rice are Candace Bushnell, author of Sex and the City; and Howard Hughes, eccentric philanthropist and aviator.