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Reviews 852 total reviews with an average rating of 3.9

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3 College Freshman

Weather: I've lived in Texas forever... and I'm not the biggest fan, but if you like heat/humidity this is the place for you!

3 College Freshman

Guys & Girls: Alot of cute asian dudes, if you're into that

6 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: Not really sure. I live on campus so I haven't had to deal with it

3 College Freshman

Athletics: they're ok! Rice football just won the CUSA game...so... GO OWLS!

3 College Freshman

Campus Dining: Servery food, is servery food

1 person found this useful Report
5 College Freshman

Weather: Extremely warm. Shorts weather most of the year.

3 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Scholarships: A lot of people get scholarships....don't really know.

4 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Overall Experience: If you drink it's a dream come true, if not good luck.

1 person found this useful Report
2 College Freshman

Facilities: If you don't drink there's not much to do.

4 College Freshman

Transportation: The buses go around campus are good and they give free transportation on the Metro to explore Houston

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Weather: It is mostly hot, but sometimes it's cool enough during winter.

2 people found this useful Report
3 College Freshman

Off-Campus Housing: It's good since it is still close enough to be convenient, but gives freedom.

1 person found this useful Report
4 College Freshman

Overall Experience: The school has nice facilities and good professors

1 person 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, 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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