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Academically speaking, Rice is fine.Quite BrightPolitical Science
Academically speaking, Rice is fine. Despite the fact that the sciences get the majority of the funding (a SERIOUS flaw), I enjoy both of my majors..Political Science and Hispanic Studies. My main problem with Rice is the social scene. I am a sophomore transfer student. When I started at Rice, I was told that there was no room for me to live on campus. I got an off campus apartment and I was assured that my integration into campus would not be harmed. THIS IS NOT TRUE. People were extremely off put that I lived off campus...even though it was not my choice. I am lucky enough to have some friends from high school who attend Rice, so I had a small social network already built, but I am not close to anyone in my college. Furthermore, extra-curricular activities feel rather unimportant. I actually think the campus would benefit from Greek Life or eating clubs of some sort. It is very hard to meet people outside of your college. Finally, as a conservative student, I often find myself attacked by other students. I was completely aware that there would be a liberal bias because of it is a highly selective academic university...but sometimes I feel like my peers are hostile to my views. Just because I don't subscribe to the plague of liberalism, I am a bad, racist, elitist person in the mind of many of my peers. Overall, I would say I am neutral to Rice. I love Houston and the academics (for the most part), but I think Rice could benefit socially.
3rd Year Male -- Class 2016
Useful Schoolwork: A, Social Life: C+
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Coming to Rice wasQuite BrightHistory/Histories (art history/etc.)
Coming to Rice was the best decision I ever made. The people are incredible, the residential college system is spectacular and the classes are great.
2nd Year Female -- Class 2017
University Resource Use: A+, Surrounding City: B+
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Demanding academics in a supportive social environment. Students are brilliant!
1st Year Male -- Class 2017
Education Quality: A+, Surrounding City: B
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