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Rice University RD Class of 2020 Discussion **OFFICIAL THREAD**

basedchembasedchem Registered User Posts: 1,681 Senior Member
Hello hopeful Owls! I decided to create a discussion thread for Rice RD applicants. The results thread (when all the stats are posted) will come later. Where is everyone applying from? I'm applying from CA with a fee waiver.
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Replies to: Rice University RD Class of 2020 Discussion **OFFICIAL THREAD**

  • alphabetatrigalphabetatrig Registered User Posts: 142 Junior Member
    Lol. Same. CA with fee waiver. Are you doing rice/baylor?
  • basedchembasedchem Registered User Posts: 1,681 Senior Member
    @alphabetatrig nope :P I have friends who are though
  • cappexcappex Registered User Posts: 515 Member
    Texas (owch), merely because all my peers are, and it is the closest prestigious private..
  • sarangooLsarangooL Registered User Posts: 161 Junior Member
    Oklahoma!
  • SnapAppSnapApp Registered User Posts: 209 Junior Member
    edited December 2015
    Does anyone know how they decided who to send the fee waivers to? I got one, but I am not sure why.
  • mallorypikemallorypike Registered User Posts: 23 Junior Member
    Some of the fee waivers were sent to students who did well on the SAT subject tests.
  • basedchembasedchem Registered User Posts: 1,681 Senior Member
    @SnapApp People who did well on subject tests (my average when I got mine was 770) get fee waivers because of CB's student search thingy.
  • basedchembasedchem Registered User Posts: 1,681 Senior Member
    edited December 2015
    Just wondering, do you guys think a 2240 superscore (690CR/800M/750W/11E) a 33 ACT (35E/35M/28R/32S/31W) (I suck at reading comp lmao) an 800 Chem, 770 Math 2(oops), 3 5's AP tests, and a 4 on a self study is ok enough for Rice? I'm an OOS kid, and not too many people from my school apply (when compared to like Stanford or UCB or smth).
  • SnapAppSnapApp Registered User Posts: 209 Junior Member
    @basedchem I think you have a solid chance. How are your extracurriculars?
  • basedchembasedchem Registered User Posts: 1,681 Senior Member
    edited December 2015
    @SnapApp I'm Asian, household income is pretty high even for number of dependents.

    Uh the ones I put on the common app:
    Prolific winner in all levels of Science Olympiad Competition, VP of Events and a Team Captain for this year.
    Chemistry Club Activity Manager and Tutor
    Volunteering at the library, with the school, and at a specialized sports camp
    JV Tennis, XC, and Track
    DECA state competitor and regional winner
    Additional one:
    Top 2 in school for Chemistry Olympiad

    Intended Major is Chem, my CA essay is apparently "well-written, personal, and touching", have two glowing recs from AP Chem and a lit teacher.

    Kicker: GPA is 3.75 UW/4.1 W (unofficial). Had bad personal problems in sophomore year that were addressed in Counselor recs, one teacher rec, and in additional info.
  • SnapAppSnapApp Registered User Posts: 209 Junior Member
    @basedchem You are definitely a strong candidate. Also, Rice loves diversity.
  • asiandisgrace98asiandisgrace98 Registered User Posts: 6 New Member
    how much will legacy help for RD? (father went to grad school and got a PhD)
    quick stats:
    asian
    gpa UW-3.85
    SAT- 2340
    Math 2-800 Chem-760

    how are my chances looking?
  • basedchembasedchem Registered User Posts: 1,681 Senior Member
    @asiandisgrace98 Gender and intended major? State residence?
  • band2017band2017 Registered User Posts: 1 New Member
    Hi! I'm hoping to get some advice. I took the SAT and got a 2000 (730-math, 630-cr, 650-writing), and I wasn't very happy with it. I know I can get a 800 in math and higher in CR, but I won't be able to take he current SAT again due to All-State band. So, my question is would it look better to have a 2160 vs. a 2000 or to be a All-State band member and be more involved with extracurriculars/volunteer? Also my gpa is 4.0UW and I am a Texas resident.
  • Zeppelin7Zeppelin7 Registered User Posts: 408 Member
    edited December 2015
    Applying RD too! Will admit, main reason I'm applying is just b/c of the fee waiver and my parents already sent my ACT & SATII scores, but I hear the quality of life is just absolutely amazing over there

    How much do you guys think the fee waiver predicts admission? I feel like it's just a way to get more people to apply but later deny them to bring down there acceptance rate, sorta like with UChicago's mass advertisement
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