i heard that....

<p>rice, even though ranked pretty high in academics, is purely a regional school in terms of On campus recruitment, and that it's general prestige goes down the farther you get away from Texas. </p>

<p>Is that true? I was thinking about applying as a transfer, but my primary objective for my undergraduate education is to receive a good placement in industry. I have seen someone write that in the particular field of corporate finance, most rice students end up getting stuck with jobs in the Houston area, mainly with something to do with the energy field. </p>

<p>And are there really tons of asians' at rice? I am asian by the way.</p>

<p>Good luck finding any college that's not Harvard that doesn't have less recognition as you get farther away from it's location.</p>

<p>i would have to disagree, excluding all the ivies'(hyp+ Dartmouth.cornell, upenn,columbia). Stanford, MIT, Uchicago are all well recognized in business regardless of geographic location. I also reckon that outside from big names such as before mentioned, business schools like Haas at berkley, Stern and NYU or schools in general have national reputation in specialized disciplines like math, econ, english, that goes past location.</p>

<p>for example i can graduate from NYU courant institute (i am a math major) and will have opportunities of getting recruited from business and institution outside of New England. NYU is ranked 31 in the nation while rice is ranked 17. Should'nt rice then carry the same opportunities or better than a school like NYU. </p>

<p>And if you argue it's because it's located in a bigger city and a more recognized location, well take a look at the top liberal arts colleges where they get on campus recruitment from business across the nation. I am referring to Williams, Amherst, Swarthmore. they are less recognizable to laypeople but have a very good reputation throughout the nation with academics and business people</p>

<p>and my primary argument was really not the prestige going down as you get farther away, that's understandable, my primary question was that i heard On campus recruitment seems to have a disproportionate number of texas-based companies and that you won't be as competitive if you applied to a job out-of-state</p>

<p>I'd rather be employed in Houston than unemployed somewhere else...</p>

<p>You really can't afford to be too picky with this job climate. What's wrong with working in Houston?</p>

<p>But yes, Rice is a pretty regional school. You can take a look at where graduates end up in the post-grad surveys here: Center</a> For Student Professional Development - Rice University</p>

<p>Houston has more Fortune 500 corporations than NY now, and it is a good launching pad for a career within multinational corporations. The survey above is taken BEFORE graduation, and looks at where students will be working directly after college graduation. Of course a lot of students will start out working in Houston! Ten years down the line would be a different story, I think.<br>
On another point,
I was thinking about applying as a transfer, but my primary objective for my undergraduate education is to receive a good placement in industry.

hmm...if I were counseling you, I would say "Stay where you are." Rice deserves and expects more interest, enthusiasm, commitment and intellectual curiosity from its students. JMHO.</p>

<p>i agree, but i am in no way looking down upon rice, i was just wondering if the school was really regional in terms of job placement. </p>

<p>every rice student i have ever come across(not many because of the size of the student body) has told me nothing but wonderful things about it, and that's why i am really interested. i just don't want to work in texas for some reason. i would prefer to go back home in chicago, or new york where i have family.</p>

<p>no one's forcing you to work in houston. plenty of rice grads go back to their home states or new york/d.c. for employment. if you're really worried, go to nyu for the ****tier i'm-just-a-number undergrad experience</p>

<p>I would find that hard to believe. My son, who's a rising senior at Rice got a terrific internship in NYC this summer and a friend of his from Rice got a terrific internship in Seattle.</p>

<p>swineflu17, if your primary objective for your undergraduate education is to receive a good placement in industry, and if you prefer to live in Chicago or New York, you should go to school there. College recruiters are more likely to recruit at a local school than at a school hundreds of miles away. </p>

<p>It's true that Rice's general prestige goes down the farther you get away from Texas. That's true for any school, even the Ivies. </p>

<p>20% of the students at Rice are Asian. That's fairly consistent with other top ranked schools. </p>

<p>To all of you who responded to swinefl17's OP, don't get so worked up. If you look at swineflu17's other posts, you're dealing with someone who spends his time on topics such as "guys...describe what you deem the ideal female body", "What foods & drinks are you craving at the moment?", and "Need a new wardrobe". He's jerking your chain.</p>