Seventeen Thinks Rice Is Cool

By | December 13, 2002

Ed Felten is excited that Princeton ranked #22 on Seventeen Magazine’s list of 100 Coolest Colleges. I was quite surprised to find my alma mater, Rice University, ranked #1.

Rice is a fantastic school and I had an incredible experience there, but the first item on Seventeen’s list of desirable qualities “From frat parties to professors’ involvement, from campus safety to great shopping,” is not a possibility at Rice, since Rice does not allow for the existence of social fraternities on campus. This is a good thing. Instead, Rice has a residential college system that Rice’s first president Edgar Odell Lovett wisely borrowed from Princeton.

I wonder if the writers at Seventeen Magazine researched the Night of Decadence party?

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