Rice University Admissions

The application fee is $75 for applying undergraduate school and $85 for graduate school at Rice University. Next table presents general admission information.
General Admission Information
Open Admission PolicyNo
Undergraduate Application Fees$75
Graduate Application Fees$85
Admission Informationfutureowls.rice.edu/home.aspx
Online Applicationfutureowls.rice.edu/futureowls/Apply.asp
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Doctorate (Research)

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Admission Statistics

For academic year 2018-19, the acceptance rate is 11.13% and yield is 41.24%. 11,040 men and 9,883 women applied to Rice University and 1,196 men and 1,132 women students were accepted. Among them, 507 men and 453 women were enrolled into the school (Fall 2018). Following table and chart show the admission statistics including number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Ratio 11.13%10.83%11.45%
Yield 41.24%42.39%40.02%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For academic year 2018-2019, 445 students (46% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 515 students (54%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 760 and 25th percentile is 700. The SAT Math score is 800 (75th) and 750 (25th). The submitted ACT score is 106 (75th percentile) and 106 (25th percentile). .
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing700760
SAT Math750800
ACT Composite3335
ACT Math3135
ACT English3436
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Rice University are competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,458, ACT: 97 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

Rice University requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program and Recommendations to its applicants. Next table summarizes Rice University application requirements.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and required years of subject, see Rice University online application page .
Admission Requirements
High School GPAConsidered but not Required
High School RankConsidered but not Required
High School Record (or Transcript)Required
Completion of College Preparatory ProgramRequired
Formal Demonstration of CompetenciesConsidered but not Required
Admission Test ScoresRequired
Other Test (Wonderlic, WISC-III, etc.)Neither required nor recommended

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