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August 18, 2021

Rice University 2021-2022 Essay Prompts

The Rice admissions essays have been released.

Rice University, which not so long ago announced plans to expand the size of its student body, has released its essays for the 2021-2022 admissions cycle. Applicants to Rice’s Class of 2026 will be asked to answer two essay prompts. As per tradition, applicants will also be asked to share an image of something that appeals to them. Both essay prompts are 150 words so the Rice supplement isn’t too long. And what exactly are the prompts applicants to the Class of 2026 will be asked to complete? Wonder no more!

The first Rice essay prompt reads, “Please explain why you wish to study in the academic areas you selected above.” The second essay prompt reads, “Based upon your exploration of Rice University, what elements of the Rice experience appeal to you?” So, basically, Rice asks a Why Major as well as a Why Rice question. And, as for the photo, Rice’s admissions committee states to applicants, “The Rice Box: In keeping with Rice’s long-standing tradition, please share an image of something that appeals to you.”

Have a question about the Rice University 2021-2022 essay prompts? Have a question about Rice’s admissions process this year? Let us know your question by posting it below. We look forward to hearing from you!

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