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 2023 was the single most challenging year to be admitted to Rice University ever. For the Class of 2023, 27,084 students applied to Rice University of which 2,364 students were accepted, yielding an overall acceptance rate of 8.7%. Overall applications increased by 29.4% over last year (2022 to 2023) from 20,923 to 27,084.
For the Class of 2019, 408 students were admitted through the early admissions process. Total early applications totaled 2,628, yielding an early acceptance rate of 15.5%. Early applications increased by 37.2% over last year (2022 to 2023) from 1,916 to 2,628.