Rice University Graduate Program Reviews

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of students recommend
(4.55 out of 5.0)
School rating based on 101 respondents

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  • Website: Visit College Website
  • School Accreditation: SACS COC
  • Campus Setting: City: Large
  • Student Population: 6,855 (3,893 undergrad)
  • Student to Faculty Ratio: 6 to 1
  • Graduate Attendance Status: 8% part-time, 92% full-time
  • Annual Tuition: $38,381
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4.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Engineering
Graduation Year: 2015

Rice is an amazing STEM university. It possesses great instructors, amazing technology, and a phenomenal environment. Overall, if you can afford the "significant" tuition, Rice is an amazing school to attend.
3.6 out of 5.0
Degree: Information Technology
Graduation Year: 2014

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
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Accounting
Graduation Year: 2012

Rice university is a great place to get a Masters degree
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Biology
Graduation Year: 2016

Rice University's education is paramount with Ivy League colleges, with an excellent faculty, both tenure-track and associated professors. The university's small size allows for interaction with faculty from the beginning years of any degree program, and the opportunities for research begin during the first year and expand. The availability of jobs on campus, especially at student-run businesses, further make the education a holistic experience.
4.6 out of 5.0
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.
4.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Environmental Science
Graduation Year: 2018

This program is focused on the industry, so networking opportunities are abundant along with bringing speakers from the industry to help with career advice and potential job and internship opportunities. Although sometimes unorganized, if you can find the right people who know the answers the program will be very helpful for future career.
3.8 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2012

Beautiful campus, leading in research with extensive collaborations with the Texas Medical Center
3.5 out of 5.0
Degree: MBA
Graduation Year: 2017

You will be extremely busy. Expect to put in all of your time. Due to the small class size (around 115) you will get to know everyone fairly well. This is one of the things that sets apart the Rice program. In Texas this MBA will impress people. In other parts of the country (Michigan or North Carolina for example) you might have to tell people that Rice University is not a grain and farming school. The total price tag is around 110k, however the financial aid is usually pretty decent. The quality of education is hard to gauge against other business programs (I have only gone to B-grad school at Rice, so how could I compare?). That said I have learned an emended amount during my first year. The quality of your classmates is impressive. You have people from all sorts of backgrounds and geographical areas. And they are mostly very intelligent. On the whole I recommend the program.
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Chemistry
Graduation Year: 2016

Rice Chemistry is a great program! Faculty and students are a very close knit community and precedence is given to research and exploring your scientific curiosity, more than anything else, which in my opinion is the best thing a chemistry grad program can offer! The campus is beautiful and the student population is very diverse. I love it here at Rice!
5.0 out of 5.0
Degree: Physics
Graduation Year: 2020

Rice is awesome in all perspective.I love my work here as a research assistant and I love the campus environment.
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