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Undergrad focus?

wakkawakka Registered User Posts: 269 Junior Member
edited September 2009 in Rice University
Is Rice a college that really focuses on the undergrads? And are the professors/ administration accesible?

I read about that and i put those down for the "Why Rice?" short answer question...But the problem is, i'm not really 100% sure that its true.
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Replies to: Undergrad focus?

  • slik nikslik nik Registered User Posts: 1,083 Senior Member
    Rice is definitely one of the few research universities truly committed to undergrads. In fact, USNWR ranked us #11 for Best Undergraduate Teaching. After taking classes here for 5 weeks, this is quite clear.
  • wakkawakka Registered User Posts: 269 Junior Member
    so what about the administration?
  • BeefBeef - Posts: 429 Member
    President Leebron regularly invites students to come have dinner at his house, randomly picked from a pool of students who express interest in doing so by sending an email.
  • BlytheBlythe Registered User Posts: 16 New Member
    When I visited Rice they told us explicitly that if you want to be a teacher or professor, do not go to graduate school there. The professors are very passionate about their jobs and about teaching undergrads. They also said about the only classes graduate students taught were the language classes that were not offered as majors. I'm not sure if this is true but it's just what they told us at the info session.
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