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Welcome to Rice. Here, you will discover a place that is passionate about teaching, undergraduate research and leadership development. We are a diverse community and support a student body from all economic backgrounds.

Set in the heart of the nation's fourth-largest city, Rice is a comprehensive research university that fosters diversity and an intellectual environment that produces leaders across the spectrum of human endeavor.

Consistently ranked among the best values in higher education, with a highly recognized and respected residential college system, Rice transforms outstanding students into global scholars who envision new possibilities and leave their imprint on the world.


Rice standardized testing policy change

SAT Subject Tests will be recommended, not required for all freshman applicants. We will continue to require either the SAT or the ACT for freshman and transfer candidates. Applicants who do not take the SAT Subject Tests will not be disadvantaged in the review process.

Rice standardized testing policy change

Rice students help Harvey recovery efforts

Throughout Harvey, the Rice community mobilized by creating the Rice Harvey Action Team (R-HAT). Over 1,400 students volunteered in local shelters, the Houston Food Bank and in private homes to help storm victims clear out damage caused by the flooding. R-HAT will continue operation through the ongoing recovery efforts.

Rice students help Harvey efforts

How to request an application fee waiver

Students requesting an application fee waiver from Rice should respond to the fee waiver prompts provided in the Common Application or the Coalition Application. Students participating in the QuestBridge program automatically qualify for application fee waivers. Please note: fee waivers are only available for U.S. citizens, permanent residents, DACA students or undocumented students who have lived in the U.S. for an extended period of time.

How to request an application fee waiver

Rice In Your Town

This fall, admission representatives will be traveling around the U.S. and abroad speaking about Rice's academic opportunities, student life and the admission process. To see if we'll be near you, visit the Rice In Your Town section of our website.

Rice in Your Town