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Rice University Admissions

Rice admissions is very selective with an acceptance rate of 16%. Students that get into Rice have an average SAT score between 1490-1580 or an average ACT score of 33-35. 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
16%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
23%
Total Applicants
18,063
SAT Range
1490-1580
SAT Reading
730-780
SAT Math
760-800
Students Submitting SAT
60%
ACT Range
33-35
ACT English
33-35
ACT Math
31-35
ACT Writing
8-10
Students Submitting ACT
70%

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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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