Rice University is a highly competitive school and its admissions statistics make Rice University one of the 50 most competitive schools for undergraduate admissions globally. Similar to the trends across all top schools, Rice University acceptance rates have continued to decline over the past 8 years and will almost certainly continue to do so into the future.
The Class of 2019 was one of the most challenging years to be admitted to Rice University ever to date. For the Class of 2019, 17,900 students applied to Rice University of which 2,600 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 14.5%. Overall applications increased by 1% over last year (2018 to 2019) from 17,720 to 17,900.
For the Class of 2019, 283 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 1,389, yielding an early acceptance rate of 20.4%. Early applications decreased by 4.2% over last year (2018 to 2019) from 1,450 to 1,389.