• Rank: # 85th QS Survey
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Rice University

William Marsh Rice University, commonly referred to as Rice University or Rice, is a private research university located in Houston, Texas. Set in the heart of Houston, Texas, the nation’s fourth-largest city, Rice is a comprehensive research university that fosters diversity and an intellectual environment that produces the next generation of leaders and advances tomorrow’s thinking.Rice has a plethora of traditions that make the university a unique and truly special place. Discover what makes Rice so unconventional.The Office of Institutional Research (OIR) is a source for information about Rice University, its peers and the educational environment. The site offers immediate access to some of the data we collect and the statistics we produce.Rice is a leading research institution that fosters diversity and an intellectual environment that produces the next generation of leaders and advances tomorrow’s thinking. - Connect with Rice University on Univariety today.


# 85th

QS Survey 2020

# 14th

US News 2018

# 86th

Times Higher 2018

# 89th

QS Survey 2018

Admission Criteria & Eligibility

Application requirements for International citizens
All documents must be submitted in English. If original documents are issued in another language, the applicant must submit an official translation completed by a certified translator in addition to submitting the original official documents. Certified translation services commonly used by Rice applicants include SpanTran and World Education Services (WES).
Standardized Testing

  1. Test scores are important and good scores help, but they are not an absolute criterion. Our review process looks for evidence of a student's motivation, creativity, character, unique talents, and experiences that shape the quality of life in and out of the classroom.
  2. Required testing for all freshman applicants:ACT (Writing is optional) or New SAT (Essay is optional)
  3. Recommended testing for all freshman applicants:Two SAT Subject Tests in fields related to the proposed area of study
  4. All scores must be sent directly from the testing organization. Rice's College Board code is 6609, our ACT code is 4152, and our TOEFL code is 6609.

Additional testing requirement for international citizens

  1. In addition to the required tests listed above, applicants whose first language and language of instruction is not English are required to take the Test of English as a Foreign Language (TOEFL) or the International English Language Testing System (IELTS).
  2. If you have received two years of instruction in English, you are not required to submit the TOEFL or IELTS. The minimum acceptable score on the TOEFL iBT (internet-based test) is 100, or a sum total of 75 on the TOEFL PDT (paper-delivered test). The minimum acceptable score on the IELTS is 7. Rice's TOEFL code is 6609.

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Rice University

6100 Main Street, Houston, Texas, United States of America, 77005-1827

Phone: + 1- 713- 348-7423
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