Admissions Information

Undergraduate Admissions inquiries should be directed to:

Office of Admissions Telephone: 713-348-4036
Rice University 800-348-OWLS
P.O. Box 1892
Houston, TX 77251

Admission to Graduate Study

In the selection of prospective graduate students at Rice, all available material is carefully evaluated, particularly:
  1. the scholastic record as reflected by courses chosen and the quality of performance
  2. the evaluations of teachers and advisors
  3. scores on the Graduate Record Exam (general test only)
  4. the student's own statement of goals, aspirations and special interests
Admissions is quite competitive; GRE average scores for successful applicants are:
Verbal - 600, Quantitative - 770, Analytical - 720.

Rice Graduate fellowships are awarded to successful applicants possessing the requisite qualifications. These appointments provide a stipend for nine months and a scholarship to cover tuition. Stipend amounts are competitive with other top U.S. graduate schools and have increased with the cost of living.

Rice's Alliances for Graduate Education and the Professoriate (AGEP) is designed to permanently alter the institution's graduate student diversity.

Application materials for admission to graduate study in electrical and computer engineering may be obtained by writing to the address given below. Complete applications with transcripts, including the first-semester grades for senior year, GRE scores, and three letters of recommendation, should be sent directly to the Electrical and Computer Engineering Department. Foreign students should also arrange for results of the TOEFL examination to be sent directly to the department. Most successful applicants achieve a TOEFL score of 625 or better. Preference is given to applicants who seek the degree of Doctor of Philosophy.

Graduate Admissions inquiries should be directed to:

Graduate Committee Chair Telephone: 713-348-4025
Dept. of Electrical & Computer
Engineering, MS-380 email:
Rice University
Houston, TX 77251-1892

The Spring 2005 application deadline is August 15.
Graduate Application Forms are now available on-line at

in PDF Format.

The ECE Department requires the "Supplemental Graduate Application Form" be submitted along with the application. This form is available in PDF or Word formats.

All applications must be completed by February 1 for Fall admission. We will not consider late applications. Notification of acceptance is usually completed by April 15. There is a $35 application fee.

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