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Degree: Astrophysics
Graduation Year: 2014

Rice University is an experience unlike any other. The small class sizes make one on one interaction with professors and faculty inevitable. You will have tons of opportunities to pursue research or applied learning throughout your time at Rice that isn't always available at other schools. Socially, Rice also has a lot to offer. The residential college system is a great way to be introduced to a spectrum of people from all different backgrounds and the friends you make there will last a lifetime.

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Degree: History
Graduation Year: 2015

I attended Rice University's history program from the years 2011-2015. I greatly enjoyed my program. The professors (especially Dr. Maya Soifer Irish, Dr. Caleb McDaniel, Dr. John Zammito, and Dr. Lisa Balabanlilar) were fantastic, always willing to assist any student with an assignment or with career advice. My specialization was medieval history, but I took courses in many other subject areas. I gained a new understanding and appreciation for history. It is a tough program, but well worth it in the end. Through my time at Rice, I have gained new writing skills that I did not possess before, the ability to analyze documents for the information they posses, and new confidence in my ability to present something to an audience. The downsides would be that there were not many networking opportunities, as I'm sure the department realized many students would use their history degree in another field. The skills that I gained at Rice will help me greatly in my Master's of Library Science program. If given the opportunity to relive my time in college, I would still choose this degree and still be satisfied with it.

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Degree: Economics
Graduation Year: 2004

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.

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Degree: Kinesiology and Exercise Science
Graduation Year: 2016

Rice University. A private university located in the rich culture of Houston where squirrels are abundant, the free food/t-shirt addiction is a bit too real, and the odds of being classmates with the next "Forbes Under 30" talent is quite high. But in all seriousness, Rice University is home to unique diversity- in the student population, in the faculty representation, and in the beautiful city of Houston. While Rice, for the most part, is not particularly known for its athletic program, there are indeed some amazing things that go on in this tight-knit community. Of course, the academic expectations are pretty reflective of the university's ranking. Students from all across the world come to the university to dive into a rigorous curriculum in hopes of leaving Rice with a degree in hand an a job (or further schooling acceptance ) in the other. Interning and researching are probably the typical response when you ask a Rice student about future summer plans. But don't let this stress you out- most students are more than willing to lend a helping hand if you are (like me) an individual who walked into college with a not-so-clear end goal. On top of that, Rice students really do live by the "work hard, play hard" motto. Whether its cultural shows, subsidized Houston events, or whatever else goes on off or on-campus, there's always plenty to do! All in all, I love Rice. Did I hate it at times? Haha of course (I mean that's life right?)! But I can't imagine a better way to spend four beautiful, amazing years of my life:)

3 out of 5
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Degree: Environmental Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Rice University is a a mid sized university located in the heart of Houston, Texas. Rice combines the luxuries of a small liberal arts college and the research power of a larger university. If you decide to go to Rice University you will certainly be challenged within your academics, while enjoying a fun social life, good food, and warm weather.

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Degree: Liberal Studies
Graduation Year: 2016

It's hard to put into words how unique of a school Rice is- from the residential college system that brings students together from the first day, to the collaborative yet challenging academic environment, to the host of traditions (some more appropriate than others) that students hold dear. Academically, Rice is a rigorous school, but not to the extent of infringing upon quality of student life. Students that graduate with a Rice degree are not only well-rounded individuals, many of whom have leadership experience, but are individuals with an academic degree respected nationally and internationally. I would highly recommend any prospective student visit the campus if possible; the vibe here is like no other.

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Degree: Geological and Earth Sciences/Geosciences, Other
Graduation Year: 2015

Rice University is one of the best universities in the United States. I was so pleasured for coming here because my situation was a little different from other people. I won a scholarship at Rice. I could go to any other university in the country, but they sent me here and I could not be happier. This university is always concerned about helping you to achieve your goals. The level of the students is good or higher. I totally recommend.

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