Rice University application deadlines and supplementary essay prompts

Fall 2015

First Year

  • Early Decision - 11/01/2014
  • Regular Decision - 01/01/2015

Please briefly elaborate on one of your extracurricular activities or work experiences. (150 word limit)

With the understanding that the choice of academic school you indicated is not binding, explain why you are applying to that particular school of study. (150 word limit)

If you have applied or expect to apply to other colleges or universities this year, please name them. (50 word limit)

How did you first learn about Rice University and what motivated you to apply? (250 word limit)

Each year, Rice University offers a merit scholarship to an employee dependent of Marathon Oil or one of its subsidiaries. If you are eligible, please name the parent or guardian:

In keeping with Rice’s long-standing tradition (known as “The Box”), please share an image of something that appeals to you.

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