Undergraduate Admission
Rice: Unconventional Wisdom

Admission Statistics

Admission at Rice University is an individualized and holistic admission process which examines the entirety of an applicant's academic prowess, creativity, motivation, artistic talent, leadership potential and life experiences. In making a decision to admit a student to Rice, we are careful not to ascribe too much value to any single metric, such as class rank, GPA, or SAT/ACT scores. We use a broader perspective that includes such qualitative factors as the overall strength of a student's academic program and the ways in which a student has engaged in their community.

We provide these admission statistics to give prospective students a general picture of the freshman applicant and admitted student pool, and we encourage students to keep in mind that these statistics only reflect certain parts of our holistic review process.

FRESHMAN PROFILE - FALL 2015 (Class of 2019)
Applicants (based on Decision Plans)
# of Applicants # of Admits Admission rate # Enrolled
Early Decision 1,389 283
20% 274
Regular Decision 16,562 2,582
16% 695
TOTAL 17,951 2,865
16% 969

Test Scores (Middle 50% ranges of Admitted Students)
25th percentile 75th percentile
SAT Critical Reading 710 800
SAT Math 730 800
SAT Writing 700 780
ACT Composite 33 35

Gender
Number % of class
Female 457 47%
Male 512 53%

Diversity
% of class
Asian American 26%
Caucasian 37%
Hispanic 13%
African American 6%
Native American <1%
Native Hawaiian/Pacific Islander <1%
Multiracial 4%
International Citizens 12%

Geography
% of class
Texas 42%
Out-of-state/U.S. Territories/International 58%

Foreign Nationals (by citizenship)
# of students # of students
Australia 1 Jamaica 1
Bangladesh 1 Macau S.A.R. 1
Brazil 1 Mexico 1
Canada 4 New Zealand 1
Chile 1 Pakistan 2
China 60 Peru 1
Colombia 1 Singapore 6
Egypt 1 South Korea 11
Germany 1 Switzerland 1
Guatemala 1 Taiwan 2
Hong Kong S.A.R. 1 Thailand 2
India 5 Turkey 2
Indonesia 1 United Kingdom 1
Italy 1 Vietnam 2
TOTAL: 114

Activities
# of students
Community Service/Volunteer Work 831
Multilingual 550
Varsity Athletes 427
Club/Organization Presidents 323
Band/Orchestra 228
Drama/Debate participants 240
Student Government Members 193
Research Experience 180
Solo Voice/Choir 70
Class Presidents 28
Student Council Presidents 14
Admission statistics for the Class of 2019 as of August 24, 2015.