Please submit these materials as soon as you are notified you are a Finalist. Within two business days of your Finalist notification from QuestBridge, Rice will automatically email you with instructions for accessing your Rice Admission Student Portal. Rice will allow first-year applicants to undergraduate, degree-seeking programs for the application cycle to submit SAT or ACT test scores, if they choose. Students who are unable to submit tests, or prefer not to submit test scores, will be given full consideration in the admission selection process. For students who submit SAT or ACT scores, the highest score from each section across all administrations will be used. The writing sections of either test and subject tests are not required.
We value a diverse community of scholars, and our processes and policies are carefully designed to evaluate each applicant based on individual merits and potential to succeed at Rice. First-year domestic applicants are those who will complete high school by the end of the current academic year and hold one of the following citizenship or residency statuses:. Students enrolled in concurrent high school and college courses are considered first-year candidates. Students who have elected to take time off from schooling between graduating from high school and enrolling in college are considered first-year candidates. Completion of a high school diploma or an equivalent prior to enrollment is required for all new incoming students. Students requesting an application fee waiver from Rice should respond to the fee waiver prompts provided in the Common Application or the Coalition Application. Those students participating in the QuestBridge program automatically qualify for application fee waivers from Rice.
Opened in after the murder of its namesake William Marsh Rice , Rice is a research university with an undergraduate focus. Its emphasis on education is demonstrated by a small student body and student-faculty ratio. The university is organized into eleven residential colleges and eight schools of academic study, including the Wiess School of Natural Sciences , the George R. Rice's undergraduate program offers more than fifty majors and two dozen minors, and allows a high level of flexibility in pursuing multiple degree programs.
We break them all down below, complete with examples, tips, and analyses. Before you begin writing, you may want to get deeper insights into the kind of student Rice is looking for, and how it views itself. For a better sense of how Rice envisions its role in academia and how it wants to grow and evolve, read its strategic plan, Vision for a Second Century, Second Decade V2C2.