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Rice University Reviews

Houston, Texas

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Its a great school, beautiful campus, great academics. Not only are the academics stellar (small class sizes once you get into your major, deep relationships with faculty who care about teaching), but the social atmosphere of the residential colleges is unbeatable. If you're looking for a campus that's proud of its diversity and inclusiveness, while having top-notch academics in every field, choose Rice! You won't regret it.

Kerry H., Current Student

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I really enjoyed the residential college system of the college because they let the students fully enjoy and emerge in a close environment. The atmosphere is so open and friendly, and the community among the student is completely accepting. You're constantly provided with opportunities to not only get to know your Owl family but also give back to the city around you. The campus is so much different than Houston; it's like its own little town. Regardless, they really work to make you feel like you're at home and help you explore Houston. The professors are kind and helpful, and the classes challenge you in just the right ways.

Melissia J., Current Student

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Rice University is a very good college to attend. The campus is beautiful and the staff are very friendly. The students that attend here seem to be very educated, and well mattered. If you have to opportunity to attend here, you should definitely go here.

Cheyenne K., Current Student

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I love the community atmosphere. Everyone works together to expand on similar desires. The campus is really beautiful, and is located right across the Texas Medical Center (TMC), the largest medical center in the world. This gives a lot of wonderful collaborative opportunities for students and faculty. In addition, Rice has a lot of ties to the political, business and engineering scenes. Computer science isn't the best at Rice when compared to UT Austin or other universities, but it's booming. Students emphasize academics a lot, but also take time to mingle with people in their residential colleges (a fancy term for dorms and replaces Greek life) and party. Students are usually randomly assigned into 1 of 11 residential colleges, but I was unlucky and was assigned into one that really like partying, so I moved off-campus my junior and senior years.

Catrice B., Current Student

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Rice is a great college with excellent professors and intelligent students. The people are friendly, warm, and helpful. I appreciate the collaborative environment on campus. Rice village is close by with great shops and places to eat.

Brady W., Alumni

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My first year at Rice was absolutely amazing. A part of the smaller architecture program, my experience was specific, but worthwhile. It provides its students with great networking opportunities and diversity.

Becky F., Current Student

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Rice is an incredible place with a supportive, unified community. A variety of school activities are availavle on campus along with strong commitment to core courses.

Elias T., Current Student

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RICE is great! I liked that Rice is a very diverse campus that focuses on fields such as stem and will display what the students have created on campus. I feel that Rice could send out more programs based on what majors they have to offer, like having a history based program or anything with english/literature.

Heidy D., Current Student

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I love the inclusion and culture of care at Rice. The only thing I would be wary of is the intensity of the academics. It can be difficult to refrain from comparing yourself to others.

Debrah K., Current Student

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It is amazing College. I like that Rice is small enough that the student to faculty ratio allows you to really connect with your professors.

Vannessa S., Current Student

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