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Rice University Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business

Houston, TX
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Admissions Programs
The Jones School considers each aspect of the application when making admissions decision. The application requirements include: GMAT (GRE or MCAT for join candidates); TOEFL or PTE for some international applicants; transcripts from educational institutions; resume;...
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The Jones School / Rice MBA Students Say...

To apply for admission to Rice University, applicants must submit official transcripts of all college-level work, GMAT scores, two letters of recommendation, a current resume, and three personal essays. When evaluating applicants, Rice looks for both qualitative and quantitative skills; however, a... More More

Visiting And Contact Information

MBA Admissions, PO Box 2932 - MS 531

Jones School

Houston, TX 77252-2932

United States

Phone: 888-844-4773

Fax: 713-348-6147


Admissions Statistics
Admissions Selectivity Rating:96
Average UGrad GPA:3.34
Average GMAT Score:676
GMAT Range (25-75%):640 - 710
Average Years of Work Experience:5
Total # of Applicants:638
Total # of Applicants Accepted:188
Total # Enrolled:105
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Application Process
Rolling Admission:Yes
Rolling Admission Deadline:04/06
Rolling Decision Notification:No
Application Deadline Round 1:10/28
Notification Date Round 1:12/06
Application Deadline Round 2:01/05
Notification Date Round 2:02/27
Application Deadline Round 3:02/24
Notification Date Round 3:04/04
Application Deadline Round 4:04/07
Notification Date Round 4:05/09
In-State Application Fee:$125
Out-of-State Application Fee:$125
International Applicant Application Fee:$125
Applications accepted for other terms than Fall:No
Early Decision Programs:No
Transfer Applicants Accepted:No
Deferred Admission:Yes
Admissions Process Need Blind:Yes
Admissions Journal:
Rice University aspires to path-breaking research, excellence in teaching and contributions to the enhancement of our world. As the university's business school, The Jesse H. Jones Graduate School of Business adheres to those same values to cultivate a diverse community of learning and discovery.

More specifically, the Jones School develops principled, innovative thought leaders in global communities. Through a combination of rigorous curriculum, elite faculty and impressive facilities, students receive an outstanding business school experience. The result is innovative leadership that engages the entrepreneurial spirit and impacts business on a global level.

The Jones School is one of the world's best teaching and research universities, offering Full-Time MBA, MBA for Executives, and MBA for Professionals programs. A Ph.D. program in debuted in 2009 and recently-introduced business concentrations highlight the school's strengths while allowing full-time MBA students to focus on areas of interest.

Additional information is available through our website at www.business.rice.edu
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Admissions Requirements
GMAT Score:Required
Essay / Personal Statement:Required
Undergraduate GPA:Required
Extracurricular Activities:Required
Letters of Recommendation:Required
Work Experience:Required
State Residency:Required
Other:Applications are considered in their entirety. While strengths may vary from one applicant to another, we seek students who combine strong academic aptitude, quantitative analytical aptitude, management potential, and diversity of experiences. Academic ability is critical for your success in the Jones School's rigorous program. Demonstrated management potential is equally important. If you have not yet earned professional experience, the Admissions Committee strongly encourages you to do so before applying to a Rice MBA program.
For Non-Native English Speakers:TOEFL Required:Yes
TOEFL Recommended:No
Minimum TOEFL Score
(Paper Based Test):
Minimum TOEFL Score
(Computer Based Test):
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Admissions Factors
GMAT Score:Very Important
Undergraduate GPA:Very Important
Letters of Recommendation:Very Important
Essay / Personal Statement:Very Important
Interviews:Very Important
Extracurricular Activities:Very Important
Work Experience:Very Important
Other Factors:Very Important
Special programs offered to recruit underrepresented students or students with disadvantaged backgrounds:On an annual basis, prospective underrepresented minority and female students are welcomed to campus to experience the Rice MBA Program as part of 'Preview Jones Diversity' . Off-campus, the Jones school participates in and hosts events at the major MBA diversity conferences (National Black MBA Association, National Society of Hispanic MBAs and National Association of Women MBAs) in order to engage companies. Additionally, clubs and organizations such as the Black Business Student Association and the Hispanic Business Student Association assist the Jones School in outreach programs geared to underrepresented minority students. The Jones School is also an MLT MBA Prep partner school and served as an event host in 2010 and 2012
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Admissions Requirements

  • Admissions Selectivity Rating:
  • Average Ugrad GPA:
  • Average GMAT Score:
  • GMAT Range (25-75%):
    640 - 710
  • Average Years of Work Experience:
  • Rolling Admission:
  • Application Deadline:
  • Application Fee: