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Rice University Admissions

Rice admissions is very selective with an acceptance rate of 15%. Students that get into Rice have an average SAT score between 1410-1570 or an average ACT score of 32-35. The regular admissions application deadline for Rice is January 1. Interested students can apply for early decision, and the Rice early decision deadline is November 1.

Admissions Statistics

Acceptance Rate
15%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
23%
Total Applicants
18,236
SAT Range
1410-1570
SAT Reading
690-770
SAT Math
720-800
Students Submitting SAT
66%
ACT Range
32-35
ACT English
33-35
ACT Math
30-35
ACT Writing
8-10
Students Submitting ACT
64%

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Admissions Deadlines

Application Deadline
January 1
Early Decision Deadline
November 1
Early Action Deadline
Offers Early Decision
Yes
Offers Early Action
No
Application Fee
$75
Accepts Common App
Yes
Accepts Coalition App
Yes

Admissions Requirements

What Really Matters When Applying
  • High School GPA
    Recommended
  • High School Rank
    Recommended
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Required
  • Recommendations
    Required
Poll
74%
of students say the admissions process made them feel like the school cared about them as an applicant.34 responses
Poll
71%
of students feel the admissions process evaluated them individually as a real person, not just a set of numbers.34 responses
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