January 27, 2018

Joined: Aug 28, 2011

Posts: 61

Kudos: 13

Self-reported Score:
700 Q47 V38

A Great Experience by Way of Great Fit


This review is for Jones

Program Full Time MBA

Class of 2018

Experience during the program

I have had a wonderful experience at Jones over the last few years. I have made some incredible friendships with some extraordinary people including my future wife. What's interesting about Rice is that a lot of students, including myself, chose to attend this school while holding offers from higher ranking school. This is due not only to the financial aid offered, but also to the post MBA opportunities and the city of Houston. Houston is the 4th largest city in the United States and the most diverse ( I was in New York City for 6 years prior to school and have been pleasantly surprised by all Houston has to offer.

I have found a school and city that I see myself staying involved with for the long haul. The network may be on the smaller side, but is incredibly intimate. Additionally, Rice has a great brand in the South that will only help it become more of a standout school. Coming to school, I wanted to get a job in consulting and had no issues doing so (Big 4, not Big 3). While I could have gone to better schools with a more diverse student body, I am incredibly happy to attend a fantastic school with very little in loans and a job I am thrilled about.

Overall BSchool experience (4.0)
Schools contribution (4.0)
Classmates rating (4.0)

Strengths of the program:

Culture & Student Support
Specialization in a particular area (e.g. Finance, Consulting, Healthcare, etc)

Best fit at this program:

Investment Banking

Can be improved:

Curriculum, Classes, Professors
Alumni Network

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