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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.


ACT testing date in October

The ACT will be offered on October 28, 2017. The registration deadline for the October 28 test date is September 22. Rice applicants must complete and submit the SAT or the ACT before January 2018.

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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.

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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

Houston featured as "the most diverse place in America"

In a piece published by the Los Angeles Times, Stephen Klineberg, Rice Professor and Co-Director of Kinder Institute of Urban Research, is quoted on Houston’s ascent to becoming the most racially and ethnically diverse major metropolis in the country.

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