Is RIBS (Research in Biological Science) a good program?

<p>Is this program recognized as a serious summer program? Can it help with admissions?</p>

<p>I did RIBS quite a while ago and ended up at UChicago. I remember it being pretty intense (at least back then) as you are literally in the lab all day long. You also get 2 elective credits once you enter, which is a plus. I am not sure if it helps with admissions, but I think it helped with my essays as I knew more about the school/campus/college life than someone who didn't do a program here. There were 3 other people in my year from RIBS that ended up at UChicago. I know of at least one person who did RIBS but ended up being rejected EA. </p>

<p>I think you should do RIBS if you are genuinely interested in bio research and want to know what campus life feels like at UChicago.</p>

<p>japstudent12 thank you so much.</p>

<p>yes, yes, yes!! I just finished this program this summer, and I was in love with it. By far the best summer program I've ever seen. If you have any questions feel free to message me. I learned so much, and I'm carrying a lot of what I did into an independent study this coming year.</p>