Average GMAT Score 706 GMAT Range 660-740
Total Applicants 746 Acceptance Rate 40
Class Size 120 Average Work Experience 64 Months
Applicant Deadlines R1: 11-Oct-2019
R2: 03-Jan-2020
R3: 03-Apr-2020
Decision Dates R1: 06-Dec-2019
R2: 06-Mar-2020
R3: 08-May-2020
Length of Program 22 Months Placement Information  

 

Rice University Jones Graduate School of Business is one of the top 50 global Business School. It is ranked as 35th in Financial times global MBA ranking 2014. The Economist has ranked the Jones School 1st in Texas and the Southwest. The practical learning approach of the full-time MBA curriculum effectively transforms the way students learn in Rice Jones. The Rice Jones faculty maintains an important balance between teaching and research.

Key points for Rice University:

  • Rice University is a private research university located in Houston, Texas. Houston is an international city, with an energetic and diverse culture near to Mexico.
  • Rice university is famous for nanotechnology, artificial heart research, space science, structural chemical analysis, and being ranked 1st in the world in materials science.
  • Rice University faculties and alumni are consists of 3 Nobel laureates, 2 Pulitzer Prize winners.
  • Rice University has won a $2 million grant from the Cancer Prevention and Research Institute of Texas (CPRIT).
  • Rice University welcomes the diverse perspectives, they see them as a critical ingredient in their creative environment.

Rice University MBA application essays 2019-2020:

Required Essay #1 (choose one format):

“The Rice Business experience is designed to inspire our students to become future business leaders. How did your path, from both a professional and a personal perspective, guide you to where you are today, and how will Rice Business fit into where you would like to go next?”
Please choose only one method of communication that you would like to use for your response:
Write an essay (500 word limit)
Share a video (one to three minute time limit)

Required Essay #2 (choose one format):

Please choose to answer one of the following prompts (300 word limit):

Prompt #1: “Rice Business offers intentional and practical programming to help our graduates develop their leadership skills. Do you think you were born to lead or developed into a leader, and how have your experiences shaped your leadership style?”

Prompt #2: “Diverse and global perspective are pillars of the Jones School experience. Tell us about a time that your own views, attitudes or perspectives were challenged from this area, and what was the outcome of this experience?”

Prompt #3: “Rice Business students have passions in and outside of the classroom. What are you passionate about and how have you expressed/or plan to express your passion?”

Optional Essay:

If you have any additional information for the admissions committee or if you wish to clarify any aspect of your application (including breaks in employment, your choice of recommendation providers, your past academic performance, etc.), you may submit an additional, optional essay. (750 word limit)

Rice University MBA application essays 2018-2019:

Essay 1: 

“Everyone has a unique story and path that have led them to this point.  What is your story from both a professional and personal standpoint?  How does the Rice Business experience fit into your story?”

Please choose only one method of communication that you would like to use for your response:

  • Write an essay (300 word limit)
  • Share a video (one to three minute time limit)

Essay 2: Please choose to answer one of the following prompts (300 word limit):

  • “Rice is a community of curious thinkers, passionate dreamers and energetic doers who believe that improving the world demands more than bold thought and brave action.  It takes unconventional wisdom.   What does unconventional wisdom mean to you?”
  • “In the Rice MBA classroom, you will encounter a diverse and inclusive environment.  What will you bring to the classroom that is uniquely you?”

Optional Essay: If you have any additional information for the admissions committee or if you wish to clarify any aspect of your application (including breaks in employment, your choice of recommendation providers, your past academic performance, etc.), you may submit an additional, optional essay. (750 word limit)

Rice MBA application essays

The essay topics are:

  1. Required for all applicants – Describe your short-term and long-term goals, and how the MBA will help you to achieve those goals. Include in your discussion: Why is now the appropriate time to pursue an MBA and why are you interest interested in obtaining a Rice MBA?
  2. Required for all applicants  – Choose one of the following essays* (Maximum 500 words):
    • What is the best mistake you have ever made? Include its impact on you and how it altered your view of the world.
    • Describe a defining moment or event that changed your life.
  3.  Optional video supplement – You have the opportunity to upload an optional 90 second video supplement for your application through LikeLive and answer the following prompt: Visualize yourself joining the Rice MBA Class of 2017. Share something unique about yourself that you want your fellow Rice MBA classmates to know.  Follow the link in the application to access the video submission website.
  4. Optional – You may use this essay to discuss anything else that you would like the Admissions Committee to know about you, or to provide information or clarification on one or more aspects of your application. (Maximum 750 words)
  5. Required for re-applicants ONLY – Think about the time that has elapsed since you last applied to the Jones School. What actions have you taken to improve your candidacy? (Maximum 750 words)

MBA Essays of Rice Jones University of year 2014:

Essay 1: Describe your short-term and long-term career goals, and how the MBA will help you achieve those goals. Include in your discussion: Why is now the appropriate time to pursue an MBA, and why are you interested in obtaining a Rice MBA? (Maximum 750 words)

Essay 2: Choose one of the following three essays (Maximum 500 words):

  • What is the best mistake you have ever made?  Include its impact on you and how it altered your view of the world.
  • Describe a defining moment or event that changed your life.
  • What historical event would you like to have witnessed or participated in, and why?

Essay 3(Optional Video Supplement): You have the opportunity to upload an optional 90 second video supplement for your application through LikeLive and answer the following prompt: Visualize yourself joining the Rice MBA Class of 2017. Share something unique about yourself that you want your fellow Rice MBA classmates to know.  Follow the link in the application to access the video submission website.

Essay 4 (Optional):  You may use this essay to discuss anything else that you would like the Admissions Committee to know about you, or to provide information or clarification on one or more aspects of your application. (Maximum 750 words)

Essay 5 (Re-applicant):  Think about the time that has elapsed since you last applied to the Jones School. What actions have you taken to improve your candidacy? (Maximum 750 words)

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