• College Admissions

          A global boutique college consulting firm that works with a limited number of students each year, guiding them through the entire application process.

        • Ivy League Consultant
        • Admissions consulting for students looking to attend Ivy League and highly selective schools.
        • Essay Editing
        • We meticulously edit your essays to ensure clarity, coherence, and correctness, aligning them with the expectations of the admissions process.
        • International Student Consultant
        • Leading college admissions firm providing unmatched guidance for international students wanting to study at top tier US colleges.
        • Athletic Recruitment
        • We help students-athletes through the recruiting process at Ivy League, D-1, and D-III levels.
        • Transfer Admissions
        • Looking to transfer to a more selective school? We can help provide guidance through this challenging process
        • Counseling Services

          We provide a variety of options for our clients as they work through the pre-application process and admissions cycle.

        • School Packages
        • We offer 10-school and 15-school packages for students applying to US colleges.
        • Hourly Consulting
        • Our consultants are available on an hourly basis with discounts provided for 10 and 20 hour blocks.
        • Extracurricular Activities
        • We provide individualized assistance for all of our clients in regard to what activities to focus on throughout the pre-application process and admissions cycle.
        • IvySummit Research Institute
        • We work closely with our research partners to create a timeline and plans to maximize research opportunities for each client.
        • VIP: College Concierge
        • We travel with a limited number of our international clients every year to visit 40-50 boarding schools and colleges.
        • VIP: Application and Essay Intensive
        • We will meet with a client over a 7–10 day period at an agreed upon location and produce a finished common app personal statement and extracurricular activities section
        • VIP: Unlimited
        • We work with a limited number of our clients to guide them through applications to an unlimited number of schools.
        • Boarding Schools
        • We provide help with boarding school selections, essay editing, and interview preparation.
        • College Acceptances

          With record-low acceptance rates and record-high applications, students must produce a world-class application that separates them from the thousands of talented applicants.

        • MIT
        • We guide students through MIT's distinctive application process, focusing on course selection, project development, and essay refinement.
        • CalTech
        • We align your talents with Caltech's innovation-driven ethos through targeted guidance.
        • Stanford
        • We shape your application to reflect Stanford's innovation and entrepreneurial spirit.
        • Harvard
        • We craft applications that align with Harvard's heritage of excellence, unlocking your potential for success.
        • Princeton
        • We fine-tune your pathway to success by aligning your unique potential with Princeton's prestigious standards.
        • Yale
        • We tailor your application to resonate with Yale’s commitment to excellence and innovation.
        • Columbia
        • With an eye on Columbia's intellectual rigor, we help mold your profile to fit their culture of ambitious learning and growth.
        • Johns Hopkins
        • Focusing on your medical and research aspirations, we align your talents with Johns Hopkins' world-renowned programs.
        • Vanderbilt
        • Emphasizing personal growth and achievement, we'll shape your application to reflect Vanderbilt's vibrant community and academic strengths.
        • UC Berkeley
        • Targeting UC Berkeley's passion for entrepreneurship and social change, we facilitate your journey to be part of their trailblazing environment.
        • UCLA
        • Matching your creativity and innovation with UCLA's diverse fields, we guide your application to thrive in their dynamic setting.
        • UVA
        • In line with UVA's rich traditions and public service focus, we craft your profile to mirror their community's values.
        • Cornell
        • Aligning with Cornell's multifaceted academic pursuits, we ensure your application highlights your unique capabilities and passions.
        • Georgia Tech
        • Integrating your technological and scientific interests, we tailor your application to fit Georgia Tech's forward-thinking approach.
        • Northwestern
        • With Northwestern's blend of arts and sciences, we work to sculpt your application to resonate with their interdisciplinary vision.
        • Dartmouth
        • Emphasizing your engagement with global challenges, we design your application to reflect Dartmouth's commitment to meaningful impact.
        • UPenn
        • Balancing your business acumen and innovative thinking, we align your application with UPenn's blend of tradition and modernity.
        • Carnegie Mellon
        • Highlighting your prowess in technology and the arts, we craft your application to echo Carnegie Mellon's interdisciplinary excellence.
        • Duke
        • Integrating your leadership qualities and academic strengths, we tailor your application to meet Duke's diverse and dynamic environment.
        • UChicago
        • Through your intellectual curiosity and rigorous inquiry, we shape your application to connect with UChicago's academic ethos.
        • Brown
        • Tailoring your passions, we guide your application to fit Brown's unique curriculum.
        • Rice
        • Navigating Rice's emphasis on collaboration and innovation, we fine-tune your application to resonate with their community values.
        • About Us

          A global boutique college consulting firm that works with a limited number of students each year, guiding them through the entire application process.

        • Our Process
        • From your extracurricular descriptions to line-by-line essay editing, we will perfect every component of your application to earn you a spot at a top-tier school.
        • Meet the Team
        • With our expertise, we will work one-on-one with you to craft a unique story that highlights your accomplishments and sets you apart from the competition
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Unlocking Success: A Glimpse into Rice University Admissions

Nestled in the heart of Houston, Texas, Rice is a smorgasbord of diverse students and rigorous academics, all served with a side of southern hospitality. Here, we’ve got oil magnates and future astronauts mingling with poetry aficionados, not too surprising considering it’s the home city of NASA’s Mission Control Center.

However, don’t let the vibrant laid-back vibes here deceive you into thinking that admission is a walk in the park, or in this case, a stroll through their breathtakingly beautiful campus. They say everything’s bigger in Texas, but sadly for hopeful students, that doesn’t include Rice’s acceptance rates.


Student Population and Top Majors

Rice University boasts a vibrant community with a student body of around 7,000, half of which are undergraduates. This balance creates a unique educational environment where students can enjoy the intimacy of a liberal arts college and the resources of a major research university.

The most popular majors at Rice reflect its commitment to innovation and intellectual exploration. Computer Science is a crowd favorite – no surprise given our increasingly tech-centric world. Then there’s the Biological Sciences major, perfect for those who want to delve into life’s complexities, or perhaps have a mind to create the next revolutionary mRNA vaccine. Meanwhile, Economics and Mechanical Engineering aren’t far behind, offering students a comprehensive understanding of market dynamics and the principles that keep our world moving.

It’s not all textbooks and labs, though. The Shepherd School of Music at Rice is renowned for producing virtuosos, with many alumni going on to perform in prestigious orchestras around the world. So no matter what your intellectual curiosities are, Rice has something for everyone.

Applications and Acceptances

Securing a spot at Rice University is akin to finding the proverbial needle in the haystack. With an ever decreasing acceptance rate into single digits, it’s clear that Rice is not just handing out admission letters like free samples at the grocery store.

In the last admissions cycle, they received over 20,000 applications. Yes, you read that right – over 20,000 hopeful students vying for a seat in Rice’s hallowed classrooms, yet only a fraction earned the privilege to get in.

That said, the process is not just about crossing your fingers and hoping for the best. Rice Admissions Office looks for students who excel academically, but they also value individuals who display a deep commitment to extracurricular activities, community service, and leadership. The good news is, if your application can show that you are as much a doer as you are a thinker, you might just have a shot at becoming a part of the Owl family.

Getting admitted to Rice is like attempting to pull Excalibur from the stone – not impossible, just reserved for the chosen few. 


Writing application essays is like weaving a story, highlighting not just academic prowess but personal strengths and unique life experiences. They are an opportunity to convince the admissions officers that you are the ideal addition to their vibrant community.

Detail your interests, experiences, and aspirations, and explain how attending Rice will help you achieve your goals. Be specific, but not overly technical; you want to show that you’ve done your research about the university and its courses, but you also don’t want to sound like you’ve copied the course description from the catalog.

Finally, remember the ultimate goal is to leave an indelible impression, to ensure that when the admissions team is flipping through the stack of applications, yours is the one they remember. With that in mind, pour a little bit of ‘you’ into the essay. Let your personality, your voice, your individuality shine through.

Connecting with Elite College Counselors

Tackling college applications is a complex task and preparing for the admissions process to an esteemed institution like Rice can be daunting. IvySummit’s team of experienced counselors, composed of ex-admission officers and alumni of top colleges, are here to lend their expertise. We offer personalized guidance and mentorship to help you master your application, including the intricate task of essay writing.

IvySummit is a premier college consulting firm with a proven track record in expertly guiding students from across the globe through the complex and nuanced college application process. Our specialized focus lies in helping students achieve their aspirations of gaining admission to Ivy League institutions and other esteemed universities in the United States, United Kingdom, and Canada. With our persistent commitment to excellence, we provide tailored guidance and support to ensure our clients stand out and thrive in the highly competitive world of college admissions.

At IvySummit, our commitment lies in discovering the perfect match for our clients and supporting them wholeheartedly on their path to success. We strive to understand their unique aspirations and provide expert guidance, empowering them to embark on a transformative journey towards achieving their dreams.

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