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'They fascinated me' - Rice supplemental essay - Reasons why I choose Rice


Dudelstein 1 / 1  
Oct 25, 2011   #1
Reasons why I choose Rice
Rice is my top choice school, where I am applying early decision, and I would like to send the image that it is my biggest priority to get here. I will be grateful for all your help/advice or comments.

What motivated you to apply to Rice University? Please be specific and limit your response to 200 words.

I started seriously thinking about Rice after I researched number of schools and found out that it offers outstanding diversity and student to faculty ratio which is one of the best in country. Individual approach is one of the core values I am looking for and Rice fits this perfectly. The only thing that was a drawback for me was its location - downtown Houston; I assumed there would be lack of trees and greenery but touring Rice, the truth showed to be the exact opposite - it offered the greenest and most pleasant setting out of all that I had visited. I fell in love with the beautiful, environment-friendly campus, which seemed like an oasis in the middle of a massive, pulsing city. The residential college system and faculty masters assured me that Rice offers not only great academics but also rich social life. My belief that Rice was the one and only school which was right for me was even bolstered when I talked with the remarkable professors that teach here - Anna Bogomolnaia and Herve Moulin. They fascinated me with the Game Theory research they performed and I was astonished when I found out that undergraduate students at Rice were able to participate in it.

I have fallen in love with Rice and would consider it my biggest personal achievement to have the honor to join Rice as a part of Class of 2016.

Word count = 234
Thank you for your help!

sarahadams 11 / 22  
Oct 27, 2011   #2
I started seriously thinking about Rice University after I researched numbernumerousof schools and found out that it offers outstanding diversity (is that a subject) and student to faculty ratio which is one of the best in country. Individual approach is one of the core values I am looking for and Rice fits this perfectly. The only thing that was a drawback for me was its location - downtown Houston; I assumed there would be lack of trees and greenery but touring Rice, the truth showed to be the exact opposite - it offered the greenest and most pleasant setting out of all that I had visited. I fell in love with the beautiful, environment-friendly campus, which seemed like an oasis in the middle of a massive, pulsing city. The residential college system and faculty masters assured me that Rice offers not only great academics but also rich social life. My belief that Rice was the one and only school which was right for me was even bolstered when I talked with the remarkable professors that teach here - Anna Bogomolnaia and Herve Moulin. They fascinated me with the Game Theory research they performed and I was astonished when I found out that undergraduate students at Rice were able to participate in it.

I have fallen in love with Rice and would consider it my biggest personal achievement to have the honor to join Rice as a part of Class of 2016.

i think its great and if you want to cut off 34 words/characters i think you should take off found out that it offers outstanding diversity

GOOD LUCK
justiceR17 1 / 2  
Oct 27, 2011   #3
It looks good. Mabye add some comparisions to other school's you've looked at if you want to add more words.
OP Dudelstein 1 / 1  
Oct 28, 2011   #4
Thank you very much, I'll try to work on that.
Do you think it is a real problem to have 234 words if they say limit your response to 200 words? :/


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