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Broadly speaking a fantastic place for academic research in science and engineering.

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Current Employee - Assistant Professor  in  Houston, TX
Current Employee - Assistant Professor in Houston, TX

I have been working at Rice University full-time for more than 10 years

Pros

Very research-friendly environment.
Pretty agile administration for what concerns grants and facilities.
Great undergraduate students who make the teaching part quite enjoyable, facilitated also by the small class size.
Benefits are reasonably good.
Houston is quite a great city, though not pretty, and it has been getting better noticeably.
It may sound trite, but cost of living, housing, are significantly cheaper than probably any other large city.

Cons

Benefits are not as good as one would think.
Real estate market has gone up quite steeply in the central parts of the metropolitan area ("inside the loop").
In the last five years there seems to have been an explosion of the size of the administration, while at the same time faculty hires have not enjoyed the same expansion.
I have lost count of how many vice-provost, associate-dean, and permutations, have been created! Never a good sign.

Neutral Outlook
Disapproves of CEO

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    Graduate Student at Statistics

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    Current Employee - Graduate Student  in  Houston, TX
    Current Employee - Graduate Student in Houston, TX

    I have been working at Rice University full-time for more than a year

    Pros

    Small class size; comparable larger attention;
    Rice is a really small university with no more than 6000 student and half is the graduate level students. Therefore, we have a comparably high ratio of professors against students than most universities round the country; That correspondingly guarantees small size of classes and fair individual attentions for each graduate student;
    High quality professors;
    The faculty at rice are well known for their rigorous, strict academic training and quality. Not only Have they achieved their doctrines under high reputations but also they contribute to the academy with all their efforts.

    Cons

    Limited options in research directions;

    Recommends
    Neutral Outlook
    Approves of CEO
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    Undergraduate Research

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    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee
    Former Employee - Anonymous Employee

    I worked at Rice University

    Pros

    Excellent opportunity, highly recommended. This is a good environment to do great research. If you can handle the workload, do it.

    Cons

    Hard to balance with schoolwork

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