|By Crybaby (Crybaby) on Sunday, August 15, 2004 - 12:30 pm: Edit|
sorry for a fairly unexciting post but I just recently started looking into rice after talking to someone who goes there and I'm just wondering what kind of scores people can get in with? I was looking through another thread where most people who were accepted had scores in the high 1500's!..i'd really appreciate your responses!
|By Tabby (Tabby) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 12:16 am: Edit|
Go to http://futureowls.rice.edu and select FAQs under "Applying to Rice" to get answers about the average scores of those admitted.
|By Crybaby (Crybaby) on Tuesday, August 17, 2004 - 09:57 pm: Edit|
|By Bmy (Bmy) on Monday, August 30, 2004 - 07:29 pm: Edit|
|By Anxiousmom (Anxiousmom) on Monday, August 30, 2004 - 08:26 pm: Edit|
Rice sometimes turns down 1500+ scores, and accepts 1300's. I have no idea how they do what they do in the admissions dept. but they are trying to build an exciting and varied class.
|By Mysticwistful (Mysticwistful) on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 11:20 am: Edit|
Nah that just means Rice rejects really strong applicants who might not matriculate in favor of weaker applicants who will choose to go there.
|By Bmy (Bmy) on Tuesday, August 31, 2004 - 09:18 pm: Edit|
I'm not sure the above poster's comment is completely true. Do you have data to back that up, or is it just college admissions blog board chat? Sure, Rice plays the admissions game, but I think they follow slightly differnt rules than larger universities or the east coast schools.
|By Wlrsqtr (Wlrsqtr) on Wednesday, September 01, 2004 - 01:41 pm: Edit|
Mystic you seem to be mostly wrong. Rice accepted all the top students who applied from my daughters school last year RD (over 1500 with top grades and ECs) and waitlisted/rejected weaker students. Can't speak for ED acceptances. They also accepted kids from a local magnet with top international science credential (plus kids with just grades, and ECs). These schools are in the east and do not historically send a lot of kids to Rice. They entice top kids with merit scholarships. They certainly don't get them all. They also have some small top programs such as music which bring in kids with low scores and of course the usual athletes, minorities, and alum with $. Overall, I agree that Rice does not play the WUSL, Tufts game much. I don't see how Rice's Sat averages and National Merit percents, and especially national merit/college board $2500 scholarship numbers could be so high if they played it so safe especially with such as small class.
|By Bmy (Bmy) on Thursday, September 02, 2004 - 10:11 am: Edit|
Good points, Wirsqtr, especially with regard to Rice's small class size. The acceptance trends at our local schools here in the West were similar to yours in the East. A couple of kids admitted ED had slightly lower SAT's -- between 1400-1500 -- but strong EC's and perfect or near perfect unweighted GPA's in the toughest courseloads at very demanding schools. Weaker students were waitlisted/rejected. Interesting comment about scores for kids in smaller programs, like music or architecture. The SAT's might be lower, but admission to these programs is unbelievably competitive.
|By Wlrsqtr (Wlrsqtr) on Monday, September 13, 2004 - 12:08 pm: Edit|
Actually didn't mean to imply that music/arch kids have low scores (guess I didn't say it very well). It is just that the SAT will not have the same weight for a conservatory applicant that it will for a math major. They might reject a top violinist because their SATs/academics are just too bad but they won't accept a lesser musician because they have a 1600.
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