Rice is No. 1 for smart, bold, original students


Entrepreneurs. Explorers. Leaders. Risk-takers. Rice University is the No. 1 college for these kinds of people, according to a new ranking from DegreeMatch.org.

The online resource for researching education options recently ranked 30 great small colleges for students who have an ESTP (extraversion, sensing, thinking, perceiving) personality type based on the Myers-Briggs Type Indicator test.

“For each of the unique Myers-Briggs personalities, there is a learning environment that will most ideally allow them to use their individual strengths and interests,” psychologist Kristen Fescoe wrote on the DegreeMatch website. “An ESTP will benefit from a learning environment that is not restrictive. A smaller learning environment is ideal so they have plenty of opportunities to put their natural leadership skills to work. A college with many opportunities to interact socially will also be a great college for ESTP learners.”

Editors noted that Rice’s undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio of 6-to-1 offers a “great deal of individualized attention” and that “courses are often team-taught by faculty of various areas of study.”

The ranking considered overall cost of attendance, inclusion on notable lists (such as Forbes and BestColleges.com), ranking by U.S. News and World Report, the number of ESTP degree or major options, and accreditations. See the whole ranking at www.degreematch.org/rankings/30-great-small-colleges-estp-personality.



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