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rice university
Office of Undergraduate Admissions
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251-1892
Boasting a 300-acre tree-lined campus in Houston, Rice University is ranked among the nation’s top 20 universities by U.S. News & World Report. Rice has a 6-to-1 undergraduate student-to-faculty ratio, and a residential college system, which supports students intellectually, emotionally and culturally through social events, intramural sports, student plays, lectures series, courses and student government. Developing close-knit, diverse college communities is a strong campus tradition, which is why Rice is highly ranked for best quality of life and best value among private universities.
Deadline    Application Materials
DEC. 1        Rice/Baylor Medical Scholars application (Rice/Baylor applicants only)
DEC. 5        Last applicable SAT (optional for 2020-2021)
DEC. 11      Complete a Rice Senior Interview (optional)
DEC. 12      Last applicable ACT (optional for 2020-2021)
JAN. 1        The Coalition Application or the Common Application and Rice writing supplement
                 $75 nonrefundable application fee (must be paid online)
                 Official high school transcript
                 Recommendation Letters
                    - School Counselor
                    - Teacher 1
                    - Teacher 2
                 Architecture portfolio (Architecture applicants only)
JAN. 3        Request an Alumni Interview (optional)
Application Process:
  • Application Fee: $75 nonrefundable
  • The Rice Supplement: Share about yourself
    • Essay Prompts
    • Rice Box
  • High School Requirements
  • Standardized Testing
  • Letters of Recommendation
Visit the First-Year Applicants page for full details regading the Rice application process and requirements