Location
Houston, TX
Undergrads
3,803
Tuition
$37,292
Admission Difficulty
Very Hard
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Reviews 829 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Junior

Campus Dining: I dont know it think it is okay i guess i can deal with it and its flexible

5 College Junior

Majors: Internship with prof is really easy to get

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Overall Experience: Lovin every bit of it

5 College Junior

Local Atmosphere: Everything is great anytime I leave campus I feel I have another community waiting right outside!

5 College Junior

Academics: Everything is great! Profs are amazingly fun and helpful. Registration is unbelievably smooth and easy, having experienced the process at a state school. You don't even need to worry about registration til the week before classes.

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5 College Junior

Majors: You apply to the school, not to any specific major (exceptions for architecture and music schools). I really liked this better.

2 people found this useful Report
5 College Junior

Majors: Do your work and you'll be fine. If you got in you're definitely capable. I've found the curriculum is great and research opportunities abundant .

1 person found this useful Report
College Freshman

Overall Experience: I'm an upcoming freshman, so I would only be able to provide a secondhand opinion.

College Freshman

Overall Experience: Again, I'm an upcoming freshman, so I would only be able to provide a secondhand opinion.

College Freshman

Campus Dining: Again, I'm an upcoming freshman, so I would only be able to provide a secondhand opinion.

College Freshman

Campus Strictness: Again, I'm an upcoming freshman, so I would only be able to provide a secondhand opinion.

College Freshman

Health & Safety: Again, I'm an upcoming freshman, so I would only be able to provide a secondhand opinion.

College Freshman

Athletics: Again, I'm an upcoming freshman, so I would only be able to provide a secondhand opinion.

College Freshman

Facilities: Again, I'm an upcoming freshman, so I would only be able to provide a secondhand opinion.

College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: I have no experience with off-campus housing. I'll be moving in to the dorms this year.

College Freshman

Nightlife: Again, I'm an upcoming freshman, so I would only be able to provide a secondhand opinion.

College Freshman

Campus Housing: Again, I'm an upcoming freshman, so I would only be able to provide a secondhand opinion.

College Freshman

Academics: I'm an upcoming freshman, so I would only be able to provide a secondhand opinion.

College Freshman

Academics: Again, I'm an upcoming freshman, so I would only be able to provide a secondhand opinion.

College Junior

Nightlife: Don't really participate in the nightlife, but others seem fine

5 College Junior

Diversity: No better university for socio-economic, ethnic diversity

2 people found this useful Report
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Lovett Hall Lovett Hall Visible in front is a statue of the founder, William Marsh Rice
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Overall ExperienceWhat's This?

Overall, Rice students are highly satisfied with their college experiences. While they complain about some of the negative aspects of Houston (pollution, transportation, traffic, panhandlers), they also admit that there are many positive aspects to Rice’s location (cultural and social opportunities of a big city, great restaurants!). Similarly, students have gripes about the University, including the increasingly bleak parking situation and a somewhat repetitive social scene (the same parties every year). Many aspects of Houston and Rice can be seen as both positive and negative. Houston weather is warm and temperate for the winter months, but it is oppressively hot and humid in the summer. Rice’s small campus and student body are nice because they create a personal environment and allow students to meet more people and not just feel like faces in the crowd.

Rice students love the residential college system. They also find their courses to be challenging but manageable. With few exceptions, the instruction is very engaging, and professors are accessible and personally interested in students. Rice University is steeped in tradition, and some of these traditions (O-Week, Willy Week, and Beer Bike) are the most anticipated social events of the year. Rice is small enough that these events bring together almost the entire student body. The traditions, high academic standards, and amazing people that make up the Rice community create an extraordinary and irreplaceable environment, making Rice an incredibly unique and unparalleled university.

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