The New Ivies Page 6

Schools where you'll find the next generation of excellence

By Explore Editor

What the students are saying about:

Rice University (6 of 10)

Rice University

Rice University is both one of the nation's top research institutions and, by reputation, home to one of the most eccentric student bodies. This combination of intelligence and unique personalities makes for an exciting learning environment. According to a political science student, "Everyone at Rice is unbelievably smart and has worked their butt off to get where they are. Discussions in classes are robust, and the diverse student body ensures that there will be an interesting perspective on issues." Students here also take their academics very seriously and ensure that they leave Rice with as much new knowledge as possible. "Everyone here seems to be very intelligent and very committed to academics. People are sometimes overly ambitious (almost everyone double and triple majors) and very dedicated to their studies," claims one sophomore.