Rice University is asking students to write 3 essays and provide one picture that speaks to them in order to get a broader perspective on the person applying.

  1. Please explain why you wish to study in the academic areas you selected. (150 word limit)
  2. Based upon your exploration of Rice University, what elements of the Rice experience appeal to you? (150 word limit)
  3. Rice is lauded for creating a collaborative atmosphere that enhances the quality of life for all members of our campus community. The Residential College System and undergraduate life are heavily influenced by the unique life experiences and cultural tradition each student brings. What life perspectives would you contribute to the Rice community? (500 word limit)
  4. In keeping with Rice’s long-standing tradition (known as “The Box”), please share an image of something that appeals to you.