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NCAA Division I-A
Rice University Rankings
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Evening Degree Programs
- of students agree that professors put a lot of effort into teaching their classes.67 responses
- of students agree that it is easy to get the classes they want.67 responses
- of students agree that the workload is easy to manage.67 responses
Most Popular Majors
Biochemistry and Molecular Biology67 Graduates
Kinesiology and Exercise Science60 Graduates
Chemical Engineering59 Graduates
Computer and Information Studies56 Graduates
Mechanical Engineering56 Graduates
Mathematics & Statistics53 Graduates
Political Science and Government48 Graduates
Undergrads Over 25
Freshmen Live On-Campus
- of students say they don't have Greek life.47 responses
- of students say varsity sporting events are attended, but not a huge part of campus life.90 responses
After Rice University
Median Earnings 6 Years After Graduation
Employed 2 Years After Graduation
- of students feel confident they will find a job in their field after graduation.38 responses
Rice University Reviews
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Rice is incredible. The people are so friendly and collaborative, and the residential college system gives you an automatic support system and built-in friends/family. While people are smart, the atmosphere is close-knit and not cutthroat, which I've come to realize is hugely important when I hear my friends at other top universities talk about the pressure and competition they suffer through. The academics aren't easy- especially the STEM programs, which are structured to be some of the most rigorous in the country, but that's why we have such a good reputation and ease with post-graduation placements. Compared to other colleges, there's a lot of freedom with social life/partying and distribution requirements. Overall, the campus is beautiful and quality of life (dorms/food/area) very high. I love Rice and wouldn't go anywhere else!
Professors here allowed me the use of there Art & Media Lab...married one of there Undergraduate Doctoral Professors aka the Doctoral Candidates who teach classes while researching. The School has an open Ivy League picturesque campus style & has been ranked with that group. In comparison to other heavy academic inner city schools like MIT; it is open, bright & sunny with no cold winter snows and a friendly atmosphere. It is extremely tough to get into Rice as a student because of the Texas Top 10% Law. The Law gives automatic admission to Texas High School students in the Top 10% of there graduating class. The remaining places at Rice are heavily contended over because of it's #1 USA Academic status over the years & Nobel Prize Graduate Student win. If you can get in, GO! The Professors are wonderful!
Rice University was a wonderful undergraduate experience for me. As a smaller institution (enrollment of approx 3,000), Rice provides smaller class sizes and direct access/relationships with professors. Over time, this afforded me very close and lasting relationships that I could use for advice, recommendations and greater connection into the community. Additionally, the campus is beautiful. Dubbed "behind the hedges" in Houston, Texas, Rice is loved in the heart of the museum/medical district in a growing metropolitan city. This provides easy access to the arts, sciences and recreations of Houston, while maintaining a large and beautiful campus that feels quiet and insular from the city as well. Campus housing is great, where students are guaranteed 3 of 4 years housing in modern mixed-sex dormitories. And the campus is large enough to include intramural fields and recreation facilities that take less than 10 minutes to reach from any point on campus.