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RIce vs Amherst

CupCakeMuffinsCupCakeMuffins Registered User Posts: 894 Member
edited April 2018 in College Search & Selection
Ones who are familiar with both, would you mind giving your opinion about which one would you pick given a choice and why?

Replies to: RIce vs Amherst

  • hebegebehebegebe Registered User Posts: 2,678 Senior Member
    Rice. Stunning campus. Happiest students. Not in the boonies. For those interested in medicine, world's largest medical complex across the street.
  • Sunny66Sunny66 Registered User Posts: 285 Junior Member
    Both great schools @CupCakeMuffins No wrong choice unless one is substantially more money. Agree with @hebegebe on Rice. Also much better weather and no (real or perceived) divide between athletes and non-athletes. Based on your other posts that Amherst is big stretch $ wise/borderline unaffordable, if Rice is giving your kid substantial $, the clear answer is Rice. Our Salutatorian went to Rice (we are not in Texas) last year and loves it. Smaller student body also provides a lot of advantages that LACs have.
  • CupCakeMuffinsCupCakeMuffins Registered User Posts: 894 Member
    My kid has moved on with a mature grace, doesn't want to stretch our finances. I'm still mentally stuck with guilt. When is the deadline? 5 pm?
  • Faulkner1897Faulkner1897 Registered User Posts: 511 Member
    You wrote in another thread
    He is interested in social sciences and humanities but as a gifted overacchiever, very strong in sciences as well. Undecided at this point but wants to do at least double major and if possible some fun minor as well. No pre-professional aspirations. Education and enlightenment along with ability to make a decent living and being able to help others are among life's goals.

    He sounds like such a Rice kid. Let us know what he decides!
  • Faulkner1897Faulkner1897 Registered User Posts: 511 Member

    So what did your son decide?
  • CupCakeMuffinsCupCakeMuffins Registered User Posts: 894 Member
    edited May 2018
    I can't disclose name of the school for privacy reasons (naively i posted too much information on this forum) but we are relieved admission phase is finally over. Thank you for every poster's input, you've been very nice and supportive. Lets say a collective prayer for safety and success of all students embarking upon a new journey, picking school was just first piece of their puzzle.
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