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****Rice vs. UT Austin Health Science Honors*****

appleindiaappleindia Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
I have been accepted in Rice for biology as well as UT HSS and am debating which college is better for me as a premed student. Both are very prestigious but Rice carries the reputation of an Ivy League school while UT is very large.

Any input would be very appreciated.

Replies to: ****Rice vs. UT Austin Health Science Honors*****

  • Zairi786Zairi786 Registered User Posts: 33 Junior Member
    I would definitely opt for Rice just because of the better quality of education and life and the proximity to MD Anderson if you can afford it. If not, UT HSS is still an awesome way to pursue your medical career. I was wondering if you could possibly post your stats to help others (I'm a Junior so it would be greatly appreciated)
  • appleindiaappleindia Registered User Posts: 3 New Member
    Thanks for the input!

    Stats:
    SAT (old version): 2240
    CR: 800 W: 730 M: 710
    superscored: 2260
    ACT: 34

    SAT Bio M: 740
    SAT Math Level 2: 750
    SAT World History: 770

    National merit commended scholar

    Rank: top 1%

    AP: WHAP, HGAP, APUSH, Physics 1, Biology, English lit, English lang, Calculus BC, Stats, Art 2D design, Art Drawing portfolio, IB Visual Arts, European history, Macroeconomics

    Extracurricular: Many regional and state awards for art
    Lots of volunteering and some experience shadowing a doctor and a summer job

    As you can see, you don't have to be a genius or intern at Harvard or win an international science fair to get into Rice. I think hard work and sincerity in your essays (ex. I wrote how I visited a houston museum and saw rice discoveries there in 8th grade) will help you succeed.

    Hope this helps!
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