The facilities at Rice are regarded by most as top-notch. Over the past 10 years, the University has spent upwards of $1 billion in construction projects, including a new recreation and fitness center, two new colleges and college renovations, several new academic buildings, and general campus beautifications like gardens.
Students have very positive opinions about the facilities at Rice, particularly the colleges and athletic facilities. Visitors often cite the oak-lined Inner Loop as the most distinctive element of Rice's campus, while others note the uniquely Spanish architecture on campus. Either way, it's hard not to step foot on campus without noticing Rice's beauty and charm.