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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.


Riveraine - Community Photo 15 photos
  • $465 - $840
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  • Studio - 2 BR
Houston, TX 77036 Map

(281) 872-6796 Check Availability
Braeburn Colony - Community Photo 9 photos
  • $520 - $775
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  • 1 BR - 3 BR
Houston, TX 77074 Map

(832) 701-0287 Check Availability
Royal Oaks - Community Photo 10 photos
  • $490 - $990
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  • 1 BR - 3 BR
Houston, TX 77036 Map

(713) 774-0100 Check Availability
Arbor On Richmond - Community Photo 15 photos
  • From $560
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  • Studio - 2 BR
Houston, TX 77063 Map

(832) 779-5635 Check Availability
Aberdeen - Community Photo 19 photos
  • $690 - $1,234
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Houston, TX 77042 Map

(832) 460-1702 Check Availability
Braes Court - Community Photo 6 photos
  • $475 - $775
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Houston, TX 77031 Map

(832) 460-1341 Check Availability
Granite Club - Community Photo 35 photos
  • $660 - $1,050
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  • Studio - 2 BR
Houston, TX 77063 Map

(281) 769-1961 Check Availability
Pebble Brook - Community Photo 9 photos
  • $455 - $1,059
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Houston, TX 77031 Map

(281) 949-8496 Check Availability
The Pathway Apartments - Community Photo 2 photos
  • $760 - $1,175
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  • 2 BR - 3 BR
Houston, TX 77042 Map

(281) 949-8414 Check Availability
Furnished Studio - Houston - Westchase  77042 - Community Photo 11 photos
  • From $1,193
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  • 1 BR
Houston, TX 77042 Map

(832) 701-0139 Check Availability
Woodchase - Community Photo 12 photos
  • $565 - $846
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  • Studio - 2 BR
Houston, TX 77063 Map

(832) 371-6367 Check Availability
The Retreat at Westchase - Community Photo 28 photos
  • $1,075 - $1,550
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  • 1 BR - 2 BR
Houston, TX 77042 Map

(832) 844-3219 Check Availability
Turtle Pointe - Community Photo 13 photos
  • From $500
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  • Studio - 2 BR
Houston, TX 77063 Map

(832) 460-1279 Check Availability
Remington Court - Community Photo 13 photos
  • $585 - $900
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Houston, TX 77072 Map

(832) 779-4540 Check Availability
Westchase Preserve - Community Photo 13 photos
  • From $545
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  • Studio - 3 BR
Houston, TX 77042 Map

(832) 604-9578 Check Availability
Westchase Grand - Community Photo 17 photos
  • From $579
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  • Studio - 3 BR
Houston, TX 77042 Map

(832) 371-6337 Check Availability
Alanza Brook - Community Photo 10 photos
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  • 1 BR - 3 BR
Houston, TX 77063 Map

(281) 949-8609 Check Availability
Beacon Hill - Community Photo 11 photos
  • $500 - $799
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  • 1 BR - 2 BR
Houston, TX 77071 Map

(713) 489-2355 Check Availability
The Oaks of Westchase - Community Photo 10 photos
  • $775 - $1,129
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  • 1 BR - 2 BR
Houston, TX 77042 Map

(832) 404-6788 Check Availability
Wallingford - Community Photo 10 photos
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  • 1 BR - 3 BR
Houston, TX 77042 Map

(832) 777-5630 Check Availability
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