meli 1 / 1 Feb 15, 2009 #1Some advice? I'm actually finding this to be the most difficult out of all the essays. :/ I don't know what they want... Is it too vague?What motivated you to transfer to Rice University? Please be specific and limit your response to 200 words.I will be graduating from community college in May, and there is no question that I will be continuing my education for a bachelor's degree at least. A transfer to one university or another is inevitable. I simply had to decide which would be the best school for me and for my interest in a major. I have considered going to several other four-year universities, but they are all significantly lower-ranked than Rice, and none of them reflect the same importance Rice places on high quality of education. It is very critical to me that I receive a well-earned degree at a school of good standing, and Rice has stood out to me above the others. I was especially impressed when I read about Rice's reliance on a strict student honor code, which I believe to be an admirable characteristic. With its impressive rankings, statistics, and reputation as among the best schools in the country, it is something that I would very much like to be a part of and which I would be extremely proud to be able to represent.