Rice University has two No. 1 spots in the 2017 edition of the Princeton Review’s The Best 381 Colleges: Happiest students and lots of race/class interaction.
Rice University also received top rankings in two other lists in the college guide:
The rankings are based on surveys of 143,000 students at 381 top colleges. Students responded to 84 questions about academics, administration, the student body and themselves. The guide published the top 20 schools in 60 categories.
The guide’s profile of Rice notes that the crossover between personal and academic life made possible by the residential college system “helps make life at Rice well-balanced.” One student said, “The environment is very inclusive,” and another said, “There is no racial majority here on campus, and I’ve met students of varied political affiliations, religions, socio-economic status and sexual orientations.” The guide reports that Rice students are “generous with their praise for professors.” Although students have a wide range of activities and interests, “what they all have in common is their satisfaction with life at Rice,” the Princeton Review wrote.
For more information about the rankings, visit http://www.princetonreview.com/college-rankings/best-colleges.