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Rice University Admissions

Rice admissions is extremely selective with an acceptance rate of 11%. Students that get into Rice have an average SAT score between 1450-1560 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
11%
Early Decision Acceptance Rate
23%
Total Applicants
20,923
SAT Range
1450-1560
SAT Reading
700-760
SAT Math
750-800
Students Submitting SAT
46%
ACT Range
33-35
ACT English
34-36
ACT Math
31-35
ACT Writing
8-10
Students Submitting ACT
54%

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
    Considered but not required
  • High School Rank
    Considered but not required
  • High School Transcript
    Required
  • College Prep Courses
    Required
  • SAT/ACT
    Considered but not 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