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List Rules People on this list must have gone to Rice University and be of some renown.

List of famous alumni from Rice University, with photos when available. Prominent graduates from Rice University include celebrities, politicians, business people, athletes and more. This list of distinguished Rice University alumni is loosely ordered by relevance, so the most recognizable celebrities who attended Rice University are at the top of the list. This directory is not just composed of graduates of this school, as some of the famous people on this list didn't necessarily earn a degree from Rice University.

Examples of graduates on this list include Howard Hughes and Lance Berkman.

This list answers the questions “Which famous people went to Rice University?” and “Which celebrities are Rice University alumni?”

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Peggy Whitson is listed (or ranked) 1 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Peggy Whitson Biochemist, Astronaut, Biomedical sciences

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James H. Newman is listed (or ranked) 2 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
James H. Newman Physicist, Astronaut

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John Doerr is listed (or ranked) 3 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
John Doerr Venture capitalist

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Joyce Carol Oates is listed (or ranked) 4 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Joyce Carol Oates Editor, Poet, Literary critic

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Takao Doi is listed (or ranked) 5 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Takao Doi Astronaut, Engineer

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Howard Hughes is listed (or ranked) 6 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Howard Hughes Pilot, Investor, Entrepreneur

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Shannon Walker is listed (or ranked) 7 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Shannon Walker Physicist, Flight engineer, Astronaut

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Tamara E. Jernigan is listed (or ranked) 8 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Tamara E. Jernigan Astronaut, Scientist

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Robert Woodrow Wilson is listed (or ranked) 9 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Robert Woodrow Wilson Physicist, Scientist, Astronomer

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George Chang is listed (or ranked) 10 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
George Chang Chemical engineer, Politician, Film Producer

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Fred C. Koch is listed (or ranked) 11 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Fred C. Koch Chemical engineer, Businessperson, Industrialist

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James E. Gunn is listed (or ranked) 12 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
James E. Gunn Astrophysicist

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Steve Sailer is listed (or ranked) 13 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Steve Sailer Journalist

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Candace Bushnell is listed (or ranked) 14 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Candace Bushnell Television producer, Film Producer, Screenwriter

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Kevin Harvey is listed (or ranked) 15 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Kevin Harvey Venture capitalist

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George Foreman III is listed (or ranked) 16 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
George Foreman III Business executive, Television producer, Professional Boxer

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Annise Parker is listed (or ranked) 17 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Annise Parker Politician

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Randa Duncan Williams is listed (or ranked) 18 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Randa Duncan Williams Businessperson

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Carlton M. Caves is listed (or ranked) 19 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Carlton M. Caves Physicist

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David Aardsma is listed (or ranked) 20 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
David Aardsma Baseball player

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John D. Olivas is listed (or ranked) 21 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
John D. Olivas Astronaut, Engineer

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Jeffrey A. Hoffman is listed (or ranked) 22 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Jeffrey A. Hoffman Astrophysicist, Professor, Astronaut

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Forest Baskett is listed (or ranked) 23 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Forest Baskett Venture capitalist

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George P. Bush is listed (or ranked) 24 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
George P. Bush Politician, Real estate entrepreneur, Military Officer

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Bruce Dunlevie is listed (or ranked) 25 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Bruce Dunlevie Venture capitalist

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Morris Almond is listed (or ranked) 26 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Morris Almond Basketball player

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Wayne Hale is listed (or ranked) 27 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Wayne Hale Engineer

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Larry McMurtry is listed (or ranked) 28 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Larry McMurtry Novelist, Screenwriter, Author

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Robert Curl is listed (or ranked) 29 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Robert Curl Chemist

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Robert Garland is listed (or ranked) 30 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Robert Garland Venture capitalist

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Pete Olson is listed (or ranked) 31 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Pete Olson United States Naval Aviator, Lawyer

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Alberto Gonzales is listed (or ranked) 32 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Alberto Gonzales Politician, Lawyer

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Eliot Shapleigh is listed (or ranked) 33 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Eliot Shapleigh Politician, Lawyer

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Dave Hyatt is listed (or ranked) 34 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Dave Hyatt Programmer

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Hector de J. Ruiz is listed (or ranked) 35 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Hector de J. Ruiz

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William Luther Pierce is listed (or ranked) 36 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni

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John G. Cramer is listed (or ranked) 37 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
John G. Cramer Physicist, Science writer

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John S. Bull is listed (or ranked) 38 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
John S. Bull Astronaut, Navy pilot

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E. Fay Jones is listed (or ranked) 39 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
E. Fay Jones Industrial designer, Architect

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William Broyles Jr. is listed (or ranked) 40 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
William Broyles Jr. Journalist, Television producer, Screenwriter

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Henry M. Morris is listed (or ranked) 41 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Henry M. Morris Professor, Writer, Engineer

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John F Bookout III is listed (or ranked) 42 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
John F Bookout III Businessperson

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William Reynolds Archer, Jr. is listed (or ranked) 43 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni

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Albert Richard Thomas is listed (or ranked) 44 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni

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Warren Redlich is listed (or ranked) 45 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Warren Redlich Politician, Lawyer

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Elizabeth Moon is listed (or ranked) 46 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Elizabeth Moon Soldier, Novelist, Author

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George Piranian is listed (or ranked) 47 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
George Piranian Mathematician

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Jeff Niemann is listed (or ranked) 48 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Jeff Niemann Baseball player

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Ariel Backenroth is listed (or ranked) 49 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni

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Ken Kennedy is listed (or ranked) 50 on the list Famous Rice University Alumni
Ken Kennedy Computer scientist, Engineer