Undergraduate Admission
Rice: Unconventional Wisdom

Seeking Opportunities at Rice (SOAR)

Students rave about the SOAR experience:

"It was my privilege to be able to attend this program, as it reinforced my presumptions on how much I want to attend this school. Not only am I thankful for the hospitality and generosity I have received from the faculty and fellow SOAR “prospies”, but for my host. In addition, the activities and events planned for us were, to say the least, entertaining and informative. Particularly, the student panel assured me that Rice is a place where people of all shapes and sizes would feel like a part of something truly meaningful."
         – Augusto Bartolome De las Casas, Rice Class of 2020

"SOAR was absolutely amazing. I had an amazing host who was very helpful and fun to be around. I fell in love with Rice during SOAR because of the culture and people at the residential colleges."
         – Anonymous

Each fall, the Rice University Office of Admission hosts a select number of prospective students who are Seeking Opportunities at Rice (SOAR). SOAR is a great opportunity to gain insight into Rice by staying overnight on campus with current undergraduates, attending classes, meeting with professors and alumni, and experiencing campus life at Rice.

This is an invitation-only program for prospective students that occurs alongside our Discover Rice (Open House) program, so SOAR participants benefit from the activities planned for both of these on-campus events.

SAVE THESE DATES: SOAR events begin on Saturday, September 24, 2016 and conclude on Monday, September 26, 2016. Click here to view the Tentative Schedule.


  1. Be sure that you have unofficial copies of your high school transcripts and your SAT or ACT Plus Writing exam scores. Transcripts must list all courses and grades, 9th grade – 11th grade, and all documents need to have the student's full name. You will need to upload these documents in order to submit your online SOAR application.
  2. Once you have the above documents, fill out and submit the SOAR Application.

The deadline for SOAR applications and supporting documents is Monday, September 5, by 11:59 p.m. CT. Spaces are limited, so we encourage you to submit your application as soon as possible.