How to Get into Rice

Recorded Tuesday, March 9 at 09:00 PM

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About this livestream

School information

Rice University

Houston, TX

Join Elias Miller as he discusses the admissions process at Rice University, a top-tier school in Houston, Texas. Elias will discuss how to optimize your application to better your chances of getting into this prestigious school, delving deep into topics like the school's acceptance rate, GPA and SAT statistics, and admission essays.

Elias will also cover factors like the school's diversity and what it means for applicants, explore the different schools within Rice and majors they offer, and, as always, dig up a few fun facts about the university.

There will be a Q&A at the end, so come prepared with all your questions about Rice!

School information

Rice University

Houston, TX
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Undergrad College: Harvard University '17

Major: Music

Graduate College: University of Michigan, M.M.

Work Experience: Now in my fourth year at CollegeVine, I have helped dozens of students gain acceptance to their top-choice schools and have also advised and mentored thousands more through my livestreams. Apart from my work at CV, I am also a professional conductor and a multi-instrumentalist. I currently serve as the music director of the Apollo Ensemble of Boston, and I have led symphonic concerts and operatic productions throughout the United States.

My Admissions Story: Initially interested in pursuing a career as a performing cellist, I applied almost exclusively to music schools with dual and double degree options and ultimately enrolled in the Tufts University/New England Conservatory Dual Degree Program. Unhappy with the combined program and worried I'd never feel like I was fully a student at either school, I logged back into in October of my freshman year. I can't say I went about the transfer process in the smartest way (I only applied to two schools!), but Harvard miraculously accepted me (or 'excepted me' as I wrote in a celebratory Facebook post that day - no one ever let me live that one down), and the rest was history.

Audience questions

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0:46@anonymous:hello , is this working ?
0:47@hibahbt:why is this not working
0:51@anonymous:What are some events/things at Rice that make them different than other schools?
18:50@lij1207:You said Yale instead of Rice haha
19:43@J8II:which school is most competitive to get in?
20:31@sidney:How is the pre-professional culture at Rice? (Business)
23:10@hibahbt:is there a business major in rice
41:16@Gracie_28:for the class of 2022, will Rice be test-optional?
47:51@sidney:Would organising hackathons for high school students be considered a cliche extracurricular?
74:19@anonymous:Does Rice have a maximum number of applicants it accepts per high school?
74:38@anonymous:Will there be a stream video? (VOD?)
75:05@FavourNoya:Do you recommend applying ED if you want as much scholarships as possible?
76:14@anonymous:Is there a biomedical engineering major?
78:41@anonymous:Can you do the biomedical engineering major while on the premed track?
79:45@sydney25122_:I wanted to clarify on extracurriculars. I plan to have extracurriculars of piano and a high USCF (United States Chess Federation). How does my extracurriculars seem?
81:06@anonymous:hey, I'm a sophomore in highschool what is the right time to start prepping for applying (btw im an international student from morocco)
83:01@stemcurious:How many APs did you take by end of senior year -- for Shravya
85:55@stemcurious:What kind of ECs did you have for Shravya
87:23@anonymous:How has your experience at Rice shaped your career path and life trajectory?
90:02@anonymous:im hurt because i asked it again cuz it was buffering :(
90:06@anonymous:How would you describe the environment and culture of Rice
91:30@anonymous:this is lagging a little
94:26@SiriusApollo:is there a good computer science program at rice? sorry-i knew nothing about rice until this stream
95:12@anonymous:Is there a strong Alumni network at Rice?
96:14@anonymous:How would you describe your financial aid experience, were they accommodating or did you need to get a lot of outside money?
97:22@SiriusApollo:cool-thanks priya!
99:11@SiriusApollo:aw man that's sad
100:25@anonymous:Do you feel like you made great connections with your peers? Like lifelong friends?
101:33@anonymous:What were some deciding factors that pushed you towards choosing Rice. Ultimately were they significant factors?
102:56@sydney25122_:Bye, ty


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