With an acceptance rate hovering around 20%, Rice University is the most selective college in Texas and one of the more selective schools in the country. In the graph above, the blue and green dots represent accepted students. You can see that most successful applicants had "A" averages, SAT scores of 2070 or higher, and ACT composite scores of 30 or higher. The higher those numbers, the better your chance of an acceptance letter.
Note that there's a lot of red and yellow (rejected and waitlisted students) hidden behind the green and blue -- many students with grades and test scores that were on target for Rice did not get in. Note also that a few students were accepted with test scores and grades below the norm. This is because Rice has holistic admissions -- the admissions folks are evaluating students based on more than numerical data. A rigorous high school curriculum, winning essay, and interesting extracurricular activities all contribute to a winning application.
To learn more about Rice University, high school GPAs, SAT scores and ACT scores, these articles can help:
- Rice University Admissions Profile
- What's a Good SAT Score?
- What's a Good ACT Score?
- What's Considered a Good Academic Record?
- What is a Weighted GPA?
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