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711 William St, Houston, TX 77002
$1,400 - $1,675 | 1 Bed
4707-4711 W Alabama St, Houston, TX 77027
$1,200 - $1,495 | 2 Beds
4460 S Macgregor Way, Houston, TX 77021
$998 | 2 Beds
3811 Link Valley, Houston, TX 77025
$850 | 1 Bed
2889 Reed Rd, Houston, TX 77051
$712 | 1 Bed
3411 Cummins St, Houston, TX 77027
$1,044 - $1,212 | 1 - 2 Beds
404 Oxford St, Houston, TX 77007
$1,179 - $2,689 | 1 - 3 Beds
500 Crawford St, Houston, TX 77002
$1,715 - $2,930 | 1 - 2 Beds
3000 Murworth Dr, Houston, TX 77025
$986 - $1,056 | 2 Beds
7100 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77054
$890 - $1,265 | 1 - 2 Beds
401 Louisiana, Houston, TX 77002
$1,550 - $1,950 | 1 Bed
3131 W Bellfort Ave, Houston, TX 77054
$1,317 - $1,897 | 1 - 2 Beds
6666 Chimney Rock Rd, Houston, TX 77081
$845 - $1,110 | 1 - 2 Beds
4600 Cullen Blvd, Houston, TX 77004
$629 - $697 | Studio - 4 Beds
4055 S Braeswood Blvd, Houston, TX 77025
$830 - $1,065 | 1 Bed
2380-2380 Bering Dr, Houston, TX 77057
$2,475 | 2 Beds
9955 Buffalo Speedway Way, Houston, TX 77054
$953 - $1,558 | 1 - 3 Beds
9425 Scott St, Houston, TX 77051
$705 | 3 Beds
3833 Dunlavy St, Houston, TX 77006
$1,665 - $2,760 | 1 - 2 Beds
2505 Washington Ave, Houston, TX 77007
$1,145 | 1 Bed
1903 Portsmouth St, Houston, TX 77098
$1,295 - $1,595 | 1 - 2 Beds
3833 Cummins St, Houston, TX 77027
$1,189 - $2,889 | Studio - 2 Beds
5909 Glenmont Dr, Houston, TX 77081
$545 - $749 | Studio - 2 Beds
11822 Almeda Rd, Houston, TX 77045
$1,550 | 1 Bed
5704 Edgemoor Dr, Houston, TX 77081
$900 | 1 Bed
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Rice University - Houston, TX

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.

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