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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 ranked No. 10 by WalletHub

Rice was included in the top 10 of WalletHub's "2018 Best Universities Ranking". WalletHub’s data team compared more than 850 institutions across 26 key measures including student-faculty ratio, graduation rate and post-attendance median salary.

Rice ranked No. 10 by WalletHub

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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

Interview in your town

For applicants interested in an optional interview who are unable to visit campus, we offer off-campus interviews in your area with Rice alumni representatives. To request an off-campus interview, complete your Rice application and submit an interview request form through the Rice Admission Student Portal.

Interview in your Town