— First, Rice stats: https://admission.rice.edu/apply/freshman/admission-statistics
Test Scores (Middle 50% ranges of Deposited Students)
SAT Composite 1500, ACT Composite 34
— Next, high school admission stats (600 students, middle income, no ranking) Naviance Scattergrams results.
Between 2018 - 2017, 70+ students applied.
2 admit - High GPA, @1510 - @1540 SAT
2 waitlist - High GPA, @1520 - @1560 SAT
In 2019, not sure how many applied ED/RD.
So far, 1 ED admit - High GPA + NMSF(PSAT)
— And, attended one of Rice’s Open House (2500 students and parents showed up).
Paraphrasing director of admission
- High GPA and High SAT
- Clarity and Focus on high school to college major.(E.C. = C.F.)
- Ask yourself - Why Rice? How can Rice help you? What is your Passion?
Your passion should echo high school resume and transaction to solidify college (major) than career choice?
Meaning : “accomplishments that they surmise are made possible by a clear deep sustained interest in the major and career.”- copied from other post.
After all that! Applicants are just a number! In conclusion, apply Rice but have a backup plan.