Admissions Information

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
Calendar SystemSemester
Credits AcceptedDual Credits, Advanced placement (AP) Credits
Degree OfferedBachelor, Master, Doctorate (Research)

Admission Statistics

For the academic year 2019-20, the acceptance rate is 8.72% and the yield is 40.83%. 14,214 men and 12,873 women applied to Rice University and 1,217 men and 1,144 women students were accepted. Among them, 497 men and 467 women were enrolled in the school (Fall 2019). The following table and chart show the admission statistics including the number of applicants, acceptance rate, and yield (also known as enrollment rate).
Acceptance Rate 8.72%8.56%8.89%
Yield 40.83%40.84%40.82%

SAT and ACT Score Distribution

For the academic year 2019-2020, 646 students (67% of enrolled) have submitted their SAT scores and 318 students (33%) have submitted their ACT scores for seeking degrees. For score submitters, SAT 75th percentile score of Evidence-Based Reading/Writing is 770 and the 25th percentile is 720. The SAT Math score is 800 (75th) and 750 (25th). The submitted ACT composite score is 35 (75th percentile) and 33 (25th percentile).
25th Percentile75th Percentile
SAT Evidence-Based Reading and Writing720770
SAT Math750800
ACT Composite3335
ACT Math3136
ACT English3436
The submitted SAT and ACT scores of admitted students at Rice University are very competitive and high when comparing similar colleges (SAT: 1,462, ACT: 97 - Private (not-for-profit) Research University (very high research activity)).

Application Requirements

It requires to submit High School GPA, High School Rank, High School Record (or Transcript), Completion of College Preparatory Program, and Recommendations to its applicants. The next table summarizes the application requirements to apply Rice University.
For more admission information such as minimum GPA and deadlines, see its online application page .
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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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