College Freshman 2013-09-02T22:24:42Z
Many sophomores must live off campus in order to accommodate in-coming Freshmen. The people I know who are living off campus seem to be okay with it.
College Freshman 2013-09-02T22:22:39Z
Guys & Girls:
SMART! Easy to get to know. Upper classmen are very helpful and don't treat Freshmen any different from older students.
College Freshman 2013-09-02T22:20:45Z
There are plenty of activities sponsored by the University. You can get all the night life you want by attending them.
College Freshman 2013-09-02T22:18:21Z
Rice Village is just down the street from the University. You can walk there. The restaurants serve great food and are open late to accommodate students.
College Freshman 2013-08-08T05:24:48Z
Guys & Girls:
Girls are too hot to even be able to deal with. They are gorgeous, smart, and creative. Triple threat.
College Sophomore 2013-08-08T04:01:25Z
Guys & Girls:
The girls are all really nice, smart, and beautiful.
College Sophomore 2013-08-01T00:57:08Z
It is pretty hot and humid here, but unless you are planning to stay here during the summer, the whether in general is not as bad as you might think of Texas weather.
College Sophomore 2013-08-01T00:55:35Z
The process of getting into my Bioengineering major was easy. There is no special application process when applying to the school. Although you have the choice to declare your major until your sophomore year, if you are thinking of majoring in engineering, I suggest you start early because there are lots of general requirements you need to complete in order to graduate on time.
College Sophomore 2013-08-01T00:51:39Z
I am a Bioengineering major who just finished freshman year of college. So I cannot say much about the major itself in that I didn't get to take any major-specific courses yet. However, I could feel that the faculties in the BIOE department are generally accessible and caring. Also, I believe that the Rice curriculum is very helpful for those whose post-grad plan is going to grad school.
College Sophomore 2013-08-01T00:45:52Z
I'm in Rice University and I've been satisfied with my education thus far. I'm a Bioengineering major, and since I just finished freshman year and didn't have an opportunity to take major-specific courses yet, I cannot really say how the major itself really is. However, from what I have heard from my upperclassmen, Bioengineering major at Rice is very comprehensive, meaning the major touches on a variety of engineering aspects but doesn't delve into the Bio aspect as much. So, the major is more conducive in preparing you for grad school instead of the job field.
College Sophomore 2013-07-31T21:49:05Z
It's super easy to get involved in teams at Rice. Intramural sports are lots of fun and there are opportunities to get involved in club sports, even without experience!
College Sophomore 2013-07-31T21:47:23Z
Rice students get free access to Houston public transportation. Shuttles run to Target and Fiesta on weekends.
College Sophomore 2013-07-31T21:46:37Z
Rice has a policy of wanting to allow students freedom and keep them safe, so they're more lenient than many other schools in their rules. For example, all dorms are coed and there are no curfews. Also, although underage drinking is illegal, the alcohol policy has precautions to keep people safe, should they choose to imbibe underage.
College Junior 2013-07-31T16:23:40Z
Rice is mostly a private school, and it only have about 3500 undergraduates. We rarely go outside during weekdays. However, on weekends, we have lots of choices. We can visit Museums abut Rice. We can go to theaters and concerts in downtown ( about 5 minutes driving). Also the Toyota center is not far from the campus, we can take metro and enjoy a game of Houston Rockets
College Junior 2013-07-31T16:15:57Z
In very college, Rice provides big screen Macs and some Dells. The biggest surprise is that Rice renew all the computers in the library this summer. This action make students' life much easier. The new Dell Computers are very fast and constant.
College Junior 2013-07-31T16:14:08Z
Parties are held every weekend, but students study very hard during weekdays. Rice is a very school of "Study hard, Play hard". The alcohol policy here is very strict, though in some private party, kids under 21 can get alcohol drinks.
College Junior 2013-07-29T20:46:08Z
The wireless connection is very quick. I work in IT and I am very impressed with how well they run their program. Printing on campus is also very easy. I cannot imagine being in college without a personal computer, but if you do not have access to one, you can always use the lab computers in the library, your residential college, or the many other locations on campus that have computer labs. A personal printer may be convenient but is certainly not necessary.
College Junior 2013-07-29T20:34:59Z
My specific major - Visual and Dramatic Arts - isn't Rice's specialty, which is why I gave it a B-. It's a small department but I really love the laid back but still hard-working atmosphere. Rice is very well connected to Houston arts, so it's nice to have that network. Many other majors/schools of study at Rice (like engineering, science, architecture, and music) are, without a doubt, top notch.
College Freshman 2013-07-29T14:35:40Z
There are nearby apartments that are essentially dorms. The landlords just cycle through Rice students that need living accommodations.
College Freshman 2013-07-29T14:34:30Z
The parties thrown on campus are generally better than the clubs.
College Freshman 2013-07-29T14:33:14Z
My parents make a good amount of money ($100,000-$149,000) and we got almost all of the aid we needed (44k a year).
College Junior 2013-07-25T20:36:09Z
It will greatly depend on which college you get sorted into (residential system), but for the most part the rooms are pretty big. New buildings are VERY nice. Each room has its own thermostat, study lobbies are nice, decent number of kitchens, movie rooms, dining halls are all attached to the dorm buildings.
College Junior 2013-07-25T20:34:11Z
Campus is pretty. Lots of trees. Good spots to sit outside and just relax.
College Junior 2013-07-25T20:32:20Z
The residential system is pretty awesome - often times there is more college (dorm) spirit than university spirit. Lot's of college events throughout the year.
College Junior 2013-07-25T20:30:00Z
Not very many academic/merit scholarships available. lot's of financial aid based scholarships.
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