How to get into Rice

Recorded Friday, December 3 at 11:00 PM

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School information

Rice University

Houston, TX

Join Shravya this Friday as she walks you through attending her alma mater! Rice University is a private institution in Texas with elite academic and research opportunities, as well as a thriving student population and tons of extracurricular activities.

Come with all of your questions for Shravya as she can give you the inside scoop around applying to this college and what being a student there entails.

School information

Rice University

Houston, TX
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Undergrad College: Rice University '20

Work Experience: During my time at Rice, I mentored dozens of high school students through the college application process, along with editing essays and tutoring students for the ACT/SAT. I also interned at a medical technology startup, conducted research in Brazil, and gave a TEDx talk. I recently finished applying to medical school; I've been admitted to multiple schools, and will be starting in the Fall.

My Admissions Story: I remember feeling very blindsided by the admissions process and not knowing where to begin. I hope that sharing my experiences and some of the things I’ve learned along the way will help guide other students in a similar boat.

Audience questions

These are questions from the audience that we had time to answer during the live session. If you have any other questions, you can request an answer from Shravya and other CollegeVine experts in an upcoming livestream or on the Q&A Forum anytime.
31:25@karina0911:Is there a percentage available for recruited athletes?
53:48@Shar:If you applied for the BS/MD program but do not get selected, will you still be considered for the regular Pre Med program?
56:17@Rejoice:Are there any humanities/ international relations programs?
58:22@karina0911:Any recommendations on how to write an essay that stands out?
59:56@bendajew:is it true that Rice puts an emphasis on community service?
61:35@karina0911:Is it possible to do it in 4 years if you already have some credit?
62:22@karina0911:Sorry, meant 3 years...
63:52@Nique:What does it mean to have a residential college system?
65:58@Nique:I heard it's difficult but possible to receive a merit scholarship to Rice. Do you know how many need-blind full rides are given (or if they are at all)?
66:57@Shar:How easy is it to get research opportunities ?
68:08@KimC:how do you mention all of the extra curriculars and harder classes in a way that still stands out from other applicants?
69:35@Minnah999:Is ED a better option? I've heard its more competitive.
71:14@Minnah999:how much time would you say you spend outside the classroom to participate in extracurriculars on campus?
73:20@avag:thank you!


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